Our third and final IES ABroad weekend trip was to a nearby city called Clisson. It was a beautiful day! We walked along the river and through the town before getting lunch. We found the perfect picnic spot right next to the river and enjoyed the sun. After lunch, we visited the chateau which is right in the center of the city. It was very different from all of the other chateaux we’ve seen because it was medieval and a lot of it had been destroyed. It was interesting to see something other than the typical glamorous chateaux of the Loire.
After seeing Clisson, we went to a nearby vineyard for a wine tasting. We went on a tour of the vineyard, which ended with a tasting of some local Muscadet wine. It was great to see the whole production process of one of the products of the region.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Caroline is a sophomore at the University of Rochester majoring in French and Anthropology. She has loved the French language since she started studying it in middle school and has continued studying it in college. In her free time, she enjoys baking, do yoga, reading, and playing squash. While in France she hopes to improve her French and learn about French culture and customs by fully immersing herself in life in Nantes.</span></p>