On 29 March, 22 UIV students flew to Marseilles, where they stayed with our French exchange partners. Over the week they visited some wonderful sites in Marseilles, from a small artisanal soap factory to very fancy chocolate vendors. The hundreds of markets scattered around the city caught attracted many with their wares, particularly the punnets of juicy strawberries and freshly baked madeleines. They visited the beautiful Provençal towns of Aix and Arles, saw ancient artefacts and even took part in an art workshop at the Fondation Vasarely. All managed to survive (and also enjoy!) speaking French for a week.