Students take opportunity to explore Parisian language, culture

Seven Fort Hays State University students participated in the eighth annual Modern Language Department Paris Tour over Spring Break.

Organized and led by Dr. Jean-Marie Salien, professor of French, the Paris Tour covered various historical sites such as the Eiffel Tower; Notre-Dame; Arc de Triomphe; Invalides, the tomb of Napoleon; Versailles, the castle of the French kings and Marie Antoinette; Pompidou Center, a modern art museum; work by Vincent Van Gogh at the Musee d'Orsay, museum of impressionists; and the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, the final resting place of singer Jim Morrison..

"The first night we arrived, we ate at a restaurant called La Bonne Franquete, which was regularly attended by Toulouse Lautrec, a famous impressionist known for painting the Moulin Rouge," said Salien. "Located behind the famous Sacred Heart Church, the La Bonne Franquete provided students with an entertaining atmosphere where they sang karaoke, danced to the music and enjoyed the delicious food and wine."

Students are listed by hometown and classification.

CENTENNIAL, Colo.: Taryn White, freshman.
CLEARWATER: Laura Mikesell, senior.
ELLIS: Marleah Augustine, senior; Ryan Augustine, senior, and Lynecia Bogue, senior.
HAYS: Ryan Bevard, sophomore, and Jennifer Mayers, graduate student.

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