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Ah, Paris: The language, the architecture

A group of students from southern Mecklenburg recently traveled to Paris and the Loire Valley in France along with some of their parents and teachers.

“A strong focus of the trip was architecture, art and language emersion,” said Debbie Dunn, a housing and interior design teacher from Ardrey Kell High who helped lead the trip.

Ardrey Kell, Butler, East Mecklenburg and Providence high schools were represented.

Among the places they visited: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Chambord, Normandy Beach and the Louvre. They completed a walking tour of the Arch de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and the Palace de la Concorde.

“During free time students spent time shopping in the outdoor markets, conversing with locals and snacking on baked goods from the patisseries and street vendors,” Dunn said.