‘A Year in Paris: Living and Learning the City of Lights’

Published 3:54 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Instructor and recent Paris resident Mary Jo Padgett will take students on an exploration of life in Paris in a four-week class at ICC Polk.
Using discussion, Powerpoint presentations, handouts and memoirs, Padgett will share the ‘real life’ behind the sidewalk cafes and tourist destinations as you live and learn about the “City of Lights.” Padgett relates her life living with an American family in Paris and with a Scotswoman and a French woman in Saint Germain-en-Laye. She’ll describe her favorite parks and hidden gardens, hot chocolate and chocolatiers, surprises in the Metro, the American Cathedral in Paris, weather, Bastille Day, learning the French language, French festivals and much more about real life in Paris.
This four-week class meets each Tuesday at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus from 10 a.m. to noon starting May 1. Call 828-894-3092 to register or for more information.
– article submitted by Kate Barkschat

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