Visit from Arnaud Mentré, Consul Général of France in Boston

from left to right:  Simon Aubert, professor des écoles; Arnaud Mentré, Consul Général of France; Willy LeBihan, Founder and Head of School with 3rd grade students of l’Ecole Française du Maine)

The Consul General of France in Boston, Arnaud Mentré, visited l’ Ecole Française du Maine on last week during his first trip to Maine. Willy LeBihan, Founder and Head of School, gave the Consul a tour of the facilities and described the history and mission of the School. Mr. Arnaud Mentré met teachers and spoke in French with our students, for instance explaining the role of a Diplomat. His genuine interest for French education and the immersion approach was much appreciated by all.
Mr. Arnaud Mentré attended a reception at the Maison Française du Maine and discussed the accomplishments of the school with several parents and school alum.  The two-day trip to Maine of the Consul General of France included meetings with Governor Janet Mills and receptions in Lewiston during the celebration of Francophonie Month. Laura Piehl and Willy LeBihan attended the events.