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Student Photo Gallery: Spain and France

No voyage through the Mediterranean is complete without stops in France and Spain. As the MV Explorer finished its loop through the Mediterranean Sea, we spent 11 days traveling the length of the countries' Eastern coasts, docking in Marseilles and Barcelona before passing through the Strait of Gibraltar to Cadiz. From Andalusian bullfights to the masterpieces of the Louvre, SAS students spread out and explored the cultural highlights of these two incredible countries, capturing their experiences as they went.

Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece, is reflected in a pond opposite the Spanish church. Photo by Yuxian Zhang, Nanyang Technological University.
The Arc de Triomphe de I'Etoile at night, one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France. Photo by Gabriela Torres, California Lutheran University.
(Left) Megan Lombardi explores the century old caves of Gibraltar. Courtesy of Megan Lombardi, West Valley College. (Right) An accordion player near Notre Dame in Paris, France. Photo by Colleen Debelius, DePaul University.
A rainbow appeared over the statue of Christopher Columbus near the port, perfectly ending the experience in Barcelona. Photo by Lauren Snyder, Catholic University of America.
A Saturday Market in Provence, France. Photo by Yu Xu, Emerson College.
A cable car takes the trip up to the top of Montserrat in Spain. Photo by Katherine Hodges, Washington and Lee University.
A matador during a bullfight in the Andalusian town of El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. Photo by Gabriela Torres, California Lutheran University.
Hall of Etruscan and Roman antiquities at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France. Photo by Gabriela Torres, California Lutheran University.
(Left) Lauren Snyder celebrates her arrival in Paris after a long day of travel. Photo by Lauren Snyder, Catholic University of America.  (Right) Trees frame the beautiful and unique architecture in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Katie Murphy, Chapman University.
View from the top of Le Chateau over the beaches and city of Nice, France. Photo by Katherine Hodges, Washington and Lee University.
The ceiling and columns inside the Sagrada Familia designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Gabriela Torres, California Lutheran University.
G.L Bernini's statue of Louis the 14th is illuminated by the sun outside The Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Photo by Jade Allison-Robles, The Davidson Academy of Nevada.
A baby monkey climbs from the safety of mom's arms in Gibraltar. Photo by Megan Lombardi, West Valley College.
Love locks along the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, France. Photo by Samantha Knight, The University of Louisville.
(Left) St. Eulalia's thirteen geese in La Seu, Barcelona. Photo by Francine Grattan, Clark College. (Right) Professor Shannon's anthropology students try their hand at tapas construction in their field lab at a beachside restaurant in Barcelona. Here they prepare a small bite of arugula, crab cream cheese, and caviar. Photo by Megan Lombardi, West Valley College.
Fishermen returning to port at sunset in Cadiz, Spain. Photo by Karen Wosiski, Staff.
A shot of one of the many beautiful canal homes in the charming village of Isle de le Sur Sorge, France. Photo by Megan Lombardi, West Valley College.
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