An American In France During The Women’s World Cup

Chloe Ligsay, a sophomore student from Lincoln, took a trip this summer in France. Her trip is different than any other trip because of one reason: she travelled during the Women’s World Cup. She has accepted to share, with the Lincoln Lion Tales and with you readers, her story.


Chloe Ligsay, a Sophomore Student At Lincoln (Tabatha Menten/Lincoln Lion Tales)

The World Cup

Chloe Ligsay had to leave United States for ten days. Some would not want to leave, but Chloe was excited to leave the country. She attended the Women’s World Cup matches in France this past summer.  She saw four soccer games during her trip and she remembers everything. “There was a lot of people,” Chloe said, “American and European especially. It was so funny to meet all those people from all over the world. It was cool to hear all those different languages too!” Her favorite team was the United States’ team, of course. She also tells us that she likes France’s team too. Unfortunately, Chloe didn’t meet players during her trip, but if that had been the case, she would have liked to meet Megan Rapinoe. 

The Trip

Chloe didn’t pass all her time in France in a soccer stadium, she also has visited some cities in France. Her mother, who stayed one year in France after her studies in College, already knew a lot of places to visit. “We visited Paris and the Eiffel Tower,” she said, “we went into a lot of museums. We also visited Rhȏdes and the Mont Saint-Michel.”


When Chloe left the United States for France, she thought that French people didn’t like America. But, she has discovered that the French really like America. She said:”They listen a lot of American music, I was really surprised!” Moreover, Chloe found the French people more respectful and that they are more concerned about they way they dress in public.

The Castle of Versailles that Chloe visited this summer (Chloe Ligsay/Lincoln Lion Tales)


Chloe learned some french words and she can introduce herself: “Bonjour, je m’appelle Chloe” (Hi, I’m Chloe). She also remembers how to say her favorite food: “Pain au chocolat” (Chocolate Bread). Finally, Chloe described her trip by the word “spontaneous.” She explains: “We never knew what we would do during the day! We just woke up and decided to go to the Eiffel Tower for example.” Chloe already misses France and she hopes to come back one day. She said: “Next time I go to France I would like to go to more of the beaches like Omaha beach where World War 2 was happening. I also want to go to Nice because it looks really pretty.”

The Mont Saint-Michel
(Chloe Ligsay/Lincoln Lion Tales)
Notre Dame in Paris
(Chloe Ligsay/Lincoln Lion Tales)