Happy Belated Bastille Day from the Nantes Academy

July 16, 2017

Bonjour de Nantes!

Happy Bastille Day from Nantes Academy! Students had a super fun day and we wanted to share it with you!

First, our RAs explained the Revolution to the students. Then they organized a real prise de la Bastille! 10 students volunteered to play the royalist (our Resident director was playing the Queen Marie-Antoinette). They had to keep the castle with some of the RAs. Meanwhile, the revolutionaries were getting ready for the battle with Phrygian caps, French flags, and munitions to take the castle—water bombs.

The revolutionaries made their way to the castle while singing La Marseillaise (France National Anthem) and attacked! After a long (and super fun) battle, they finally took the castle! Then we made a two-year jump in time and put Marie-Antoinette in jail, before beheading her (we promise that no one suffered in reality)!

Students then finished the day with a barbecue and a little party.

Stay tuned for some pictures of our (already!) last week of the program!