Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Excès et tolérance, bienvenue à Dunkerque, la cité de Jean Bart

With a Dunkirker like Jean Bart, a notorious French privateer from the 17th century, Dunkerque (or Dunkirk in English) had to find a way to be distinct from the rest of the French maritime cities. So get ready to attend this winter the famous Carnaval de Dunkerque, a popular gathering where children and adults meet, parade, and party from January to March! You are not a spectator of the Carnival, everybody is somehow an actor! And please, don't miss the Mayor throwing herrings from the City Hall (it's good luck to catch one!). Dunkerque lies on the coast of the Nordic Sea, only 6.2 mi from the Belgian border and has the third biggest port of France. The city has many other treasures to offer to its visitors like the belfry, classified UNESCO World Heritage Site

Herring throwing at the Dunkerque City Hall during the Carnaval 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Get a glimpse of life on Canoe Island in this short video!

Although we welcome individuals and families at our Open House every year (June 20, 2015 is the next Portes Ouvertes!), we know it's hard to make it all the way out to Canoe Island. And many prospective campers are curious to know what it's like to spend two or three weeks on a tiny island in the San Juans. Get a glimpse of life on Canoe Island in this short video. And stay tuned in the coming months for a longer video about French Camp! Campers from Session 3, 2014, see if you can spot yourself in the video!