Nous sommes ravis de ce séjour et cela grace à toi, superbe organisation
Je t'embrasse Nicole Duhaussay et Gérard Crochet.
Thank you very much. I don't stop talking to my husband. about this travel.
How lucky we have been ! Sun every day.
See you soon. Evelyne Landry
Last week we went to England with our teacher Evelyne.
The travel by the Shuttle under the Channel was an unforgettable experience.
Our visit to Cambridge and the "other University" called Oxford was very intersting.
We had a sightseeing tour through the city to appreciate its beautiful monuments.
Then, we went to London. During our leasure times we took the taxi, got on the tube to visit Covent Garden, Picadilly and so on..
We walked for a long time but it was worth it (cela valait le coup) the last "cookie cup explosion" on Monday lunch was so amazing !
What a great trip ! Denise BERTHOME
A small summary of our English trip
from Thursday, May 26th to Tuesday, May 31st .
My husband and I appreciated this travel, we never went to England, it was the first time we came under the Channel by the Shuttle.
On board of the coach, everybody has been likable. (gentil, sympathique, aimable, agréable..)
After our leaving from Les Sables, at a quarter to nine pm, under the rain, we slept in our seat. It was not as comfortable as a good armchair, but......
We arrived in Calais, at 7 a.m. , on Friday morning. We bought a breakfast after the control of the police. We changed some “euros” into “pounds”, and we entered into the wagon. The doors shut before and behind the coach. After 35 minutes we arrived in England.
In England, we had to drive on the left side of the road. Fortunately, Stéphane our driver, had experience of this driving. So, we carried on towards Windsor. The sun was shining. When we arrived, we saw the English flag at the top of the main tower of the castle. It meant that the Queen was out of Windsor. What a pity ! ....
We visited the different monuments of the castle (St George’s Chapel, the Queen’s flats, the park etc.), and at 11 a.m., we looked at the changing of the guard. It was really an amazing spectacle. It was a lot of crowed, many tourists of course.
After lunch, we took the road to Oxford.
In Oxford, in the middle of the afternoon, we went for a walk through the town. We went to Christ Church College, and the park around, we passed around the Sheldonian Theatre, near the Bridge of Sighs, into the covered market (there were a lot of closed shops ) etc.
In Holiday Inn, we had a good dinner. The night was very good, because, we were tired.
On Saturday morning, Stéphane drove us to Cambridge. We saw beautiful landscapes. (fields), villages with nice houses . In Cambridge, there was a little problem, we didn’t found the warf to go boating on the Cam. We lost time. It was very interesting because, the landscape is different, seen by the river.
After lunch, a guide took us for a walk through Cambridge, we saw a few very famous colleges ( King’s College) and its Chapel.
Then, we had to leave this famous town to go to London.
We arrived at seven p.m. After a shower, we went to the pub Malborough Arms for dinner. There, many young people watched a match of football on TV. All pubs in the town were full of people.
On Sunday morning, we had a panoramic tour of the city. We went to Big Ben, Millenium Bridge, Wesminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
We took pictures through the glass of the coach, because, it was not possible to stop everywhere. We stopped at Buckingham, and at St Paul’s Cathedral. Inside, the priers was saying Mass. During the office, it was not possible to take pictures.
After that, we had a meal at the Medieval Banquet, near a little harbour.
In the afternoon, we went for a cruise from Westminster to Greenwich. The boat was near the London Eye. An enormous wheel , which never stops. (only during the night).
On each side of the Thames, we saw : the Tower of London, the Shard (a tower with offices which is 310 metres high), Tower Bridge , and others many famous buildings, many flats built into old wharfs before arriving to Greenwich.
As we had no time enough, we walked quickly to the famous point : Greenwich Meridian, at the top of the hill.
In the park, many people had a sunbath on the grass. It was a good idea to come in this town. Thanks to “ Sables Accueil”.
After dinner, everybody could go in the streets , to visit London by night.
On Monday morning, we had free time, to go shopping, or going to the museum, or only walking through the town.
After lunch, we came back to St Giles London hotel, the coach waited for us. We began to come back to France about 3 p.m.
We arrived in Calais in the evening, and we spent a second night in the coach.
Thank you Evelyne for this travel.
We were very happy you could come with us.
An english student
Interview of a student by a journalist, Evelyne Landry.
Journalist : I read it was your first visit in England.
Stud Yes, it was.
Evelyne Landry : Did you see Queen Elisabeth II in the huge Windsor Castle?
Stud No, we didn’t, but she should arrive sometimes in the afternoon.
EL Have you visited Oxford ?
Stud Yes, I have. We took a Double Decker of the city to watch spectacular views of thirty two colleges.
EL Did you know King’s Chapel in Cambridge ?
Stud Yes, I did.
Prince Charles was a student at King's College and every year,
on December 24th we can listen to an exceptional Choir (choral) on BBC.
EL Did you like English meal and the famous breakfast ?
Stud Oh ! Yes, I did.
EL Then did you know “Fortnum and Mason” Shop ?
Stud Yes, I did. It is Queen Elisabeth II’s shop. It has been built in 1707.
EL We always say that it rains in London.
Which weather have you had during your travel ?
Stud Sometimes cloudy on the morning and, about at twelve o'clock it was sunny and on the evening it was windy and fresh.
EL Which impressions have you about London ?
Stud It's a city which has a long history, young and very dynamic people are present in every streets and it’s a nice picture
of the XXIst Century.
EL Which look have you on the population ?
Stud I was been very surprised by the diversity of the population. I believe there
are 150 (one hundred and fifty) nationalities who lives in london.
EL Will you come back in London ?
Stud Oh Yes, of course.
EL Thank you very much.
Evelyne Landry “Skynews”.
EL May you answer to some questions my dear Françoise ?
F Oh ! What can I say about this unforgettable English travel ?
We were fourty on the beginning and the same number when we came back four days later !!
Then, on june 26th on the evening, we get into the Chaigneau's coach, I thought that I came back some years ago, when my sons went to discover a country with their teacher and their friends !
A real new youth rejuvenation !
In my head I could hear a song : Peter Perret 's song : Thank you mamy, thank you dady, Ah les jolies colonies de
It was a great adventure.
Night in the coach.
Shuttle … surprise, surprise !!
Everything was unknown to me !
After this moment, a little difficult, I must say. Listen listen to me, we were…
(suspense)…in front of the MARVELLOUS WINDSOR CASTLE and UNDER THE SUN !!!
What a pleasure.
Suddenly, I heard, away, a very nice military music.
I ran and ran.
It was the PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL GUARDS.
I must confess : It was LOVE at the FIRST SIGHT.
They realized a magic true dance and around English gardens for the dreams,
and St Georges Chapel a « treasure » just behind, but the dreams weren't finished .
OXFORD and the MEDIAVAL CITY by BUS, with the famous BRIDGE of SIGHTS
like in VENISE . The famous CHRIST CHURCH, the BOD CENTRAL LIBRARY
and the Little Alice's Shop.
Too short, to short.
But I hope I shall come back...
And after. We discovered the other PRESTIGIOUS City of CAMBRIDGE and the
charm of the little boats on the river Cam with smiling young men, who drove the punts (bateau à fond plat).
It was too much, to discover all these marvelous monuments.
« KING'S CHAPEL COLLLEGE » is really the KING !!
Another a dream = To come back on December 24th to listen to the famous
I have no words for the last 2 days spent in London because we did so many interesting things that I could not relate everything in detail .......:
LONDON by day.
LONDON by night.
LONDON by coach.
LONDON by boat on the THAMES.
And we were walking and walking behind our private guide : BERNADETTE
Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Soho where it was so HOT !
What emotion about the mystic Harod's Shop : DIANA’s MEMORIAL where I could write on the GOLDEN BOOK .
THANK YOU EVELYNE
WE SHALL COME BACK in your nice COUNTRY OF YOUR HEART.
Françoise Dehergne, Evelyne Landry.