24/06/2021 by Robyn Mccarthy News / Blogs 0 comments
Walk to Italy – Ste. Foy de la Grande
Bonjour! Welcome to St. Foy de la Grande.
Sainte Foy de la Grande is a commune in southwestern France. Built in the 12th century and enlarged in the 17th and 19th centuries, the Notre-Dame church is worth a visit. On the banks of the Dordogne, one can also learn fishing, canoeing or leisurely stroll in the sun.
Activity: With such a history, we thought it would be fun for our pupils to make an authentic Medieval Castle from toilet roll! Check out this blog here to learn more.
Fun Facts about St. Foy de la Grande:
- Founded in 1255 on the banks of the river Dordogne
- Many water sports are popular here as it is on the river banks; canoeing, boating and swimming
- It is one of the smallest towns in France covering just 51 hectares!
- Birthplace of Paul Broca, Broca’s aphasia (speech diificulties after stroke), father of neuroscience