Tab 29.2:  Travel in
Belgium, France, Monaco & Switzerland

Description of evidence:

View of Carcassone (source: Wikipedia)


Since my first visit to France in high school detailed in the previous exhibit, I have traveled once in Belgium, three times in France and twice in Switzerland.

Mytravels have taken me to Paris, Calais, Carcassone, Nice, Monte Carlo,Alsace, and Lorraine in France, Geneva and Bern in Switzerland andFrench-speaking Belgium. 

Some of the French Departments I have visited along with a Swiss and Belgian city - can you identify any of them? 
(Click on an image to go to the Wikipedia Entry for each)

List of standards met by evidence:

  • 3C1,These experiences taught me - obviously - where French is spoken, butmore importantly, as related in the competencies below, how Frenchvaries even within France. 
  • 3C2,These were experiences in a variety of locations and times andcountries that have allowed me to develop a better understanding ofwhat makes French - "French."
  • 3C4,Although difficult to document, visiting locations such as catherdrals,museums, landmarks, etc, cannot help but to teach about the history ofvarious institutions, cultural practices, etc.. 
  • 3C7, The culture of these places is very distinct.  Althought they may seemto be similar, there are differences when one examines them - forexample, the history of a city like Carcassone has obvious similaritiesto Paris or Geneva.  But these similarities have taken differentpaths.  Carcassone has preserved different aspects of its history invery obvious ways that Paris and Geneva had shed very obviously intheir development as large urban centers.  .
  • 3C8,As above, the geographic differences and poplation patterns of historyhave had effects on the development of the various places I havevisited.. 
  • 3C10.  This is a comparison of many aspects of French speaking culture with my own culture (or lack of, as the case may be...).
  • 3C11.  This is a first hand encounter with French speakers in french speaking parts of the world..


Thesewere experiences in French speaking countries.  Although theseexperiences does not meet any of the competencies above completely,I do believe they provide a continuous movement towards a humanisticunderstanding of what French langauge and culture "are" or "represent"in this day.   


I completed the list below more for my own enjoyment rather than any specific proof for a competency.  I wanted a list of what part of these countries I had visited, so I created the list below.


Travels in Francophone Europe
(click on image for a larger view)


Aude:  Carcassone (1992)

Alpes-MaritimesNice (1990, 1992)

Ardíèche : Largentière (1982)

Bouches du Rhône:  Marseille and the Château d'If (1982, 1990 and 1992), Tarscon (1982), Les Baux-de-Provence (1982)

Calvados: Caen (1991)

Côte-d'Or: Beaune (1982) and the Hôtel-Dieu and Hospices de Beaune (1982) Hôtel au Grand Saint-Jean

DromeValence and the Cathedral of Saint-Apollinaire de Valence (1982), Montélimar  - visit to Chabert and Montélimar Nougat Factory

Gard:  Nîmes (1982) along with the Maison Carrée, Arena of Nîmes, and the Pont du Gard

Haute-Savoie Annecy (1982) Hôtel Allobroges

Isère:  Grenoble (1982)

Paris: (1982, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992) - Fluctuat nec mergitur
Hôtel Terminus Vaugirard

Pas-de-Calais:  Calais (1984)

RhôneLyon (1982, 1990)

Seine-et-Marne:  Fontainebleau and the Château de Fontainebleau (1982)

Seine-Saint-Denis:  (1982):  Saint Ouen

Vaucluse: Avignon (1982) long with the Palais des Papes, Pont Saint-Bénezet (the bridge of Avignon; and Gordes
VVF Murs (1982). 

cf.  Sur le pont d'Avignon

Yvelines (1982, 1990, 1992):  Versailles, Vernouillet-sur-Seine, Saint Germain-en-Laye, Château de Maisons LaFitte


Brussels (1990)


Monaco & Monte Carlo (1990, 1992)


Genève (1990)

ValaisSion (1990)


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