Bonjour! tout le monde, my name is Sisira Rearmtrakul (Tata) and I had the most wonderful experience on internship in France which I would like to tell you a little bit about.
I worked at “Le Grand Hôtel & Spa de Gérardmer, which is in the small town of Gérardmer quite far away from Paris (approximately 2 hours by Train). It is a very beautiful place surrounded by nature, because it is near a lake and has lots of trees.
I was a service trainee at the restaurant and in the events department also. I learned a lot of new skills and gained a great deal of experience from the professional employees there. For example, I learned how to serve professionally, welcomed guests, took care of guests, helped other team member to set any special events such as, meetings, anniversaries, graduation days, birthdays and weddings.
Not only did I learn new service skills in a different hospitality environment, but my French language skills also greatly improved. This was because I used French language everyday with my supervisor, colleagues or even guests at the hotel. Thus, I built up my courage and confidence to use French language with local people. Moreover, this internship helped me to understand French culture directly which is very different from our Thai culture. and in particularly, I learned how to work with French people smoothly and live in an international environment.
Additionally, I had an opportunity to travel to other cities on my weekends such as Colmar, Nancy, Metz, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg. Each city was amazing and had their own famous tourist attractions including breathtaking views, art and architecture, and I learnt about the history of that city.
At the end of my internship, I managed to visit Paris with my friends also. For me it is the best destination which included various interesting attractions namely, ancient architecture, art museums, fashion, shopping areas, and local food.Therefore this internship was an incredibly good experience and one that I will never ever forget.