The first weekend for Nice program participants melded modern and medieval culture, as well as left time to hit a local beach!
On Saturday, Summerfuelers followed the Nice Academic Director, Michel Remy, on a tour of the modern Chappelle Matisse (Matisse Chapel) in the neighboring town of Vence.
They then visited a medieval town turned cultural space, Saint Paul de Vence, for a sense of the Côte d’Azur’s current and past histories.
Students ended the first weekend night with a French-subtitled viewing of the recently released film, Yesterday, at a local movie theater, remembering their love of modern music written by the Beatles.
The weekend came to end with a visit to and swim within Ville Franche, another nearby town. Students experienced the local cafe culture before walking alongside the beach and swimming in the water.
Another week of French class awaits students, in addition to coursework, such as International Relations. Summerfuel staff has more in store for Summerfuelers and looks forward to facilitating further cultural exploration in and outside of Nice.