Undoubtedly, the Palais Garnier embodies the architecture that best represents the art of the Second Empire and stands as a symbol of luxury and pleasures of the French capital. Led by a tour guide, IÉSEG Summer Academy students are amazed by its rich architecture and abundant decor. The numerous paintings and sculptures allow the Opera Garnier to be not only a theater but also a museum at the same time.
The Summer Academy International Evening is a great celebration of cultural diversity. At the same time it gives our students a chance to show their talents. The evening celebrates the culture and diversity at IÉSEG providing an opportunity for students and staff to share in their cultural diversities through music, dance, poetry, costume and tradition.
The capital of France is also the center of Bastille Day celebrations. The IÉSEG Summer Academy staff chooses for you the best viewing options available and gives you the opportunity to be at the very heart of celebrations for a long and joyful evening. You will remember the spectacular illuminations of Paris at night forever.
And in July, we don’t forget the joys of a picnic. From the Champs de Mars’ lawn, you have a stunning view of the Eiffel tower. You are invited to an extraordinary French food tasting: bread, cheeses and wine.
The traditional and romantic Seine river cruise is offered to our Summer Academy students as part of the welcome weekend. Since the Middle Ages, the Seine river banks form one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in the world. Many of Paris’ famous sights – Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, Palais de Chaillot, the Eiffel Tower – are located on the Seine river banks. That will be an exceptional, quick and relaxing way to visit Paris during your first days with us.
An unforgettable closing ceremony marks the end of the IÉSEG Summer Academy. After the award of the Summer Academy graduated certificates, the French level certificates and the prizes of the Photo contest, a surprising show takes place. Students present a program of performances and sketches involving professors and staff and aiming to reveal their personal experience during the month passed at the IÉSEG Paris campus. The closing ceremony is followed by a farewell cocktail celebrating a new global friendship network.