French actress Léa Seydoux went to Maryland summer camp


French actress Léa Seydoux has been in a number of notable American films like Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Wes Anderson’s forthcoming Grand Budapest Hotel but her adventures in Hollywood are far from her first brush with American culture.

The 28-year-old from Paris spent six summers at a Maryland summer camp, according to an interview she did with W Magazine.

Your English is so good. I read that you went to summer camp in Maryland? That’s rather unorthodox for a French girl…

For six years. In cabins, I was in cabin 10. I did canoeing, all that stuff. Volleyball. It was not weird, but it’s not French at all. It’s something very American. It was nice because I could understand the culture, see America from the inside and in a way I grew up with American girls. Maybe that’s why I feel so comfortable here.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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