France with Teenagers, Episode 159
Visiting France with your teenagers? On this episode Annie talks to Henry Calkins, a 13 year-old from Arizona who shares what he liked and didn’t like about his vacation in France. He’s got recommendations for your teens and what they can do to have a great time. His mother, Nancy Calkins also talks about her favorite ice-cream place in Paris, just in time for the summer!
Places Mentioned in this Episode: Bayeux, Mont-Saint-Michel, Montrichard, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Paris, Senoble Ice Cream.
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What You Will Learn About in this Episode with Time-Stamps
4’20 What surprised you about France? It’s really clean and the architecture is amazing.
5’08 What all did you do on your trip to France? Landed in Paris and headed to Normandy first, then the Loire Valley, then Paris.
7’40 Of all of those things, what was your least favorite? Did you even like the museums? The Louvre wasn’t a favorite because it’s too big and takes too long. Loved the Orsay Museum.
9’22 Did you eat any strange foods in France? He loved the croissants, not a fan of osso-bucco. Didn’t get to try Orangina.
10’52 Did you see any strange-looking French people? No, a few homeless people, but not too many. French kids are lucky because they have so many cool things to visit. Quality of life seems really good in France.
13’17 What is it like in Normandy for the D-Day celebrations?
14’32 Are there other parts of France you’d like to see? I’d like to see more of Paris and the South-West
15’20 Most people don’t think of Normandy as a place that’s cool for young people? How come you liked it so much?
16’38 What did you think of the Loire Valley?
18′ What advice would you give to kids and teens who come to France? What are some good things to do before they come?
- Read some history
- Try some French food
20’15 Nancy’s favorite ice cream place in Paris: Senoble.
France is fun for people at every age. It was wonderful to talk to a young man who enjoys WWII history and made the most of his family vacation to broaden his horizons and quench his curiosity. Thanks for coming on the show Henry!
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