3 Simple Steps to a Successful Fall Break

Laura Schneider
November 2, 2015
Drinking coffee with my family

1. Eat, eat, eat! 


 Steak at Le Restaurant du Donjon in Niort


Brunch at our Air B&B in Nantes - my parents know how to spoil us                                                                                              


Steak in a bistro at Nantes


Cheesecake at the same bistro - delicious!          



My dad with his excellent homemade salade niçoise



Huitres! At La Cigale in Nantes. Some of the best I've ever tried     



Duck Confit at La Cigale       



 Crème Brulée at La Cigale - the best creme brulee I've ever tried, no joke

2. Take advantage of lovely weather and take leisurely walks - and take lots of photos because France. Is. Gorgeous. (All taken in Niort)



After our picnic: with my mum, dad, and my sister (Kate) 


With my sister, her boyfriend (Adam), and my dad




3. RELAX and have fun! I had a midterm the day I got back from break, but I still managed to enjoy and immerse myself in activities that took my mind off of all the work waiting for me back at IES Abroad

Kate, mum, and me   


 Daughter-daddy yoga time




Here we are, sailing in a small boat, all five of us, in Coulon, not too far from Niort. This was definitely one of the highlights of the week!


 Café hour in Nantes 


It's nice to be legal - especially during break (and on Halloween!)

This week was wonderful, but now it's back to reality. I have a little under two months left here, and still so much left to do. I am excited to go back home to my amazing university, but I'm also not finished with everything this wonderful city has to offer. But one thing's for sure: it's impossible not to enjoy yourself in France.    

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<p>Bonjour! I&#39;m Laura Schneider, a junior at the cozy College of Wooster, majoring in vocal performance and minoring in French. Apart from immersing myself in these two fields, I enjoy baking - while occasionally tweaking recipes, riding my bike, reading (especially outside), and playing (and watching) tennis. I lived in Bath, England with my parents my sophomore year of high school, and am so thrilled to be abroad on my own this time! After college, I am hoping to further my studies in performance somewhere in Chicago!</p>

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