Ooh la la where do you begin? There are so many wonderful reasons to hop on a ship or a plane to get there.
Almost all of France is within 3 hours of Paris. There are more than two hundred historical monuments and museums in Paris alone. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris is definetly worth a visit. Walking by the Seine at sunset is really romantic. Disneyland Paris is a popular tourist destination. Paris has 426 public parks and gardens. Tickets to most theaters, ballet, classical music, and opera productions are €10 for students. The Pont Nuef is older than the United States. Free ice skating in front of the Hôtel de Ville all winter. You can go to the café in Saint-Germain-des-Près where Hemingway, Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir hung out and wrote. Free entry into dozens of art and history museums all over France. The city of Paris imports tons of sand every year to create a beach along the Seine. Hundreds of museums open for free on the Nuit de Musees in May. Visit where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen. There are dozens of ancient fairy-tale castles to visit near Paris and in the Loire Valley. Walking down the street in any French city is like walking through the set of Amélie orChocolat.
Some of the French speak poor English, so you’ll get to practice your French a lot. French is still the language of diplomacy and an official language of the United Nations. Moat of the English words we speak are derived from French. French is the only language other than English spoken on every continent. There are dozens of student activities to join, and they would all be happy to have you join them.
It wouldn’t be a visit to France without trying baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolat and les crepes. Bread and other necessities are subsidized by the state. There are open air markets several times a week in every neighborhood. Quality, non genetically modified produce and meat can be purchased. Having a three course meal is normal and encouraged. There are 400 kinds of cheese in France. You are only a short distance away from Belgian beer and Swiss chocolate. Wine is cheaper than coke in French cafés and restaurants.
You can learn how to drive on the opposite side of the road. You have a legal right to hold one party per month in your apartment. The workweek there is 35 hours. Most books are published in pocket edition and are less than €8. French children and dogs are surprisingly well-behaved. Talented musicians perform every day in most major metro stations. Whenever you visit a castle, you can buy the wine they made there. Mandatory minimum five weeks vacation for employees. The cheap grocery store wine is top quality in France. It is really easy to get a job as a babysitter or tutor if you are an English speaker. Everyone goes on vacation for the whole month of August. Once you make friends with a French person, you are friends for life. Happy hour is from 3 – 10 PM. There are tons of opportunities to see free concerts every week. You’ll get to tell everyone about “that time I lived in Paris for a year.”
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