Découverte de Bath

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Les informations concernant ce voyage ont été rédigées par les élèves de la section européenne de la classe de 2COM (classe de seconde préparant au baccalauréat professionnel, section commerce, en trois ans) : Jérôme, Maud, Charlie, Joy, Matthieu, Majid, Aïcha, Oldie, William, Céline et Arnaud.

Monday 6th April : Stonehenge

Stonehenge, whose name means “hanging stones” is a megalithic monument. It consists of a set of concentric circular structures, erected between -2800 and -1100 B.C. (Before Christ) , from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.
It is located 13 km North of Salisbury. The entire site of Stonehenge is inscribed on the World Heritage List
of Unesco.

Tuesday 7th April : Bath

Bath is a city which is visited by thousands of people from all over the world.
There are a lot of things to see, for example the Roman Baths. The Roman Baths were places where ancient Romans used to go to bathe and socialize. There are also the Pump Room and Longleat House.

Wednesday 8th April : Bristol

Bristol is a British city located in the South of England, on the river Avon which traditionally marked the border between the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset. Bristol is a big city.

Clifton Suspension Bridge is a bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, England. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it is a symbol of Bristol.
Its longest span is 702 ft (214m), its total length is 1,352 ft (414m), its width is 31 ft (3,5m).

In the interactive museum you can experience the secrets of the everyday and extraordinary.
There are several activities :

Your Amazing Brain : Discover how your brain functions and practice fantastic experiment.

Move It : Test your personal staying power and investigate numerous ingenious inventions.

Live Science Zone : Create, investigate and participate in live science. Watch live and interactive shows, join in debates.

Curiosity Zone : Investigate the wonders of the world around you. Play with light and mirrors ; investigate magnets, vibrations and sound.

Space : Discover what happens in space and how it affects your everyday life.

Thursday 9th April : Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral is reputed to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England.
It was built on the site of a church built by King Ine of Wessex, in 705.The present cathedral was built on the orders of Bishop Reginald de Buhun in the twelfth century.
It was completed in the thirteenth century.
The tower was built around 1315. Threatened with collapse, it was reinforced at the crossing by arches inverted structures (1338) which constitute a real architectural curiosity. The north and west towers were completed between 1365 and 1425.

Wookey hole caves

Carved by the mysterious river Ax, Hookey Hole caves have become a popular tourist attraction, thanks to its rooms, swimming pools, beautiful lighting and sound effects. Cave diving expeditions since 1935 have revealed 25 caverns but some of them remain unexplored. Inside, the temperature is a constant 11ºc Celsius.

Friday 10thApril : Madame Tussauds and Covent Garden

Madame Tussauds
is a famous Wax museum in London. It was created to collect all the wax statues of Marie Tussaud (1761 – 1850) a sculptor who became famous by making statues of
victims during the French Revolution. In Madame Tussauds you can see the wax statues of Sports stars ( Michael Schumacher, Lance Armstrong ), Musicians (Beyonce, Sebastian Bach, Michael Jackson .. ) , Actors ( Audrey Hepburn, George Clooney, Bruce Lee ..) and others (Marin Luther King , Charles Darwin , Jean-Paul Gautier ..) . This is a major tourist attraction.

Covent Garden :

Covent Garden is a district in London. It is famous for its shops, for the Royal Opera, the restaurants (cooking from all around the world), the theatres, the street performers and many other activities. Covent Garden is an Italian- Style piazza. It’s visited by 30 million tourists each year.