Hamilton French classes visited Montreal recently for a weekend of culture and cuisine. Visiting Assistant Professor of French Cynthia Laborde and Teaching Fellow Julien Ribrault escorted the 12 students who included: Rafiatou Ouro Aguy ’18, Wilhelgyne Rose ’19, Marie Fouché ’19, Kyandreia Jones’19, Jade Alvillar ’18, Erin Bernard ’16, Dani Gomes Rodrigues ’18, Dana Holloway ’18, Giovanna Petta ’19, Kirsty Warren ’18, Alan Yeh ’18 and Olivia Paradice ’18.
The group visited Old Montreal (Le Vieux Montréal), where they toured the Notre-Dame Basilica (La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal). They also visited the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal), had lunch at the Montreal Poutine, a restaurant serving a typical dish from Quebec called “la poutine” (french fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy). The group enjoyed dinner at La Raclette, where they serve raclette (a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese) which is a typical French food. The students also tried crepes.
This trip provided the opportunity to discover a city where French is the main language and enabled the students to practice their French with local people.
Visiting Instructor of French Pamela Diaz also helped plan the trip.