Any fancy, small or big, will be tickled! France is not only a cheese and wine emporium, as legend would have us believe (although there are a lot of these on offer, especially in Bordeaux!); decadent by nature, France offers its visitors fine food, fine wine and fine culture. Known to many as the epicentre of all things artistic, France also offers nature-lovers a thing or two: from the rugged coasts of Brittany and the deep ravines of the Pyrenees to the sweet pastures of the Loire Valley; each and every region boasts its own distinctive characters, dialects and architecture. So whether you're working or studying, we can guarantee you'll be in for a treat with l'Héxagone, once you get past the notorious red tape.
Make the most of the cheap train fares and visit parts of the country that really look straight out of Jean de Florette, go grape picking in the Landes region and enjoy a drink made out of the fruits of your labour, go for a shopping spree in Toulouse, enjoy the relaxed student vibe in Lyon, make the most of the Alps in Chamonix, or rock up to the casino in trendy Nice. All in all, France offers students everything you could ask for in terms of food, fashion, French flair and all-important fun on your year abroad!
- Just for fun: try a French crossword or wordsearch