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The District of Columbia has so much to see and do, however, one overlooked angle is to combine the traditional tour of government buildings and historic monuments with a cultural twist. Our nation's capital has been home to foreign embassies for centuries and, as a cosmopolitan city, there are also may ex-pats living in and about the city. This creates opportunities to learn about international cultures while visiting America's center of government.
One nation's culture in particular has established a foothold in DC, and that is our longtime ally France. The Alliance Française is the largest and oldest network of French language and cultural centers in the world, and it has a prominent chapter in Washington DC. Founded in 1905, the Alliance Française serves as the leading center for French language, French culture and francophone resources in the nation’s capital. In addition to the Alliance Française, DC is also home to the Phillips Collection, a museum featuring modern paintings by French artists like Renoir, Courbet, Matisse, Monet, Georges Braque and Pierre Bonnard, among others.
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Everything about our senior trip was fantastic. The staff at Four Winds were very helpful in securing a safe, affordable, and fun-filled trip for our seniors. Four Winds communicated any and all aspects during the entirety. From initial trip proposals to our final destination, Fourwinds was supportive, helpful, and informative.
The driver of our bus was very helpful and the bus itself was immaculate. Four Winds booked our group at a hotel near our Hershey Park visit, which allowed for more time at the park. The hotel staff and security staff we all attentive and made the work less stressful …
Allegany-Limestone Central High School, Senior Class Trip 2022, October 2022