Les Voyageurs Blog

Thank you for visiting the blog for Les Voyageurs. Subscribe here to get daily blog updates in your inbox. Be sure to visit our Facebook page!

Interested in more news about the French Language Villages? Visit our combined program blog, Vent Frais!

Les quatre defis des voyageurs

Published: June 23, 2016

Over the past few days, we have spent time working on the quatre défis des Voyageurs, or the four challenges of the Voyageurs.

La journee de l’ouverture

Published: June 22, 2016

On Monday at la douane, or customs, we welcomed our first group of voyageurs for the summer. After some time of getting to know each other and making our sacs à feu, we paddled in le grand canoe to our little corner of le pays sauvage.

Le Grand Voyage de Grand Portage

Published: August 17, 2015

Five cameras worth of pictures documenting the epic voyage of the brigade of Grand Portage down the Mississippi from Bear Den Landing, through grasslands, over and around trees, over portages, combating obstacles from chipmunks to coconuts, and finally to Star Island on Cass Lake. This is the story of our adventures.  {picasa-1}

Daily Life chez les Voyageurs

Published: August 8, 2015

Here are photos taken over the past few days. Daily occurrences documented here include singing and dancing, gathering wood and making a feu de joie (bonfire), canoeing, cooking meals, chopping wood, limbo with la pompe d'eau (the water pump), and more. Tomorrow, we depart on the grand voyage. The two brigades of Lac la Pluie and Grand Portage will travel down the Mississippi. We will return at the end of the week with photos of our adventures.

La Journée Internationale!


Published: August 8, 2015

Yesterday, the different language villages currently in session came together for an exchange of language and culture. Chez les Voyageurs, we had a photo booth in which visitors could try on historical Voyageur clothing and pose with furs and canoe paddles. Also included are pictures from the opening and closing ceremonies, song exchanges with other villages, and other Voyageur-related activity throughout the day.

  • 2 of 20