From Paris’ urban chic through its majestic provincial cities and cherished countryside to the towering Alps and Pyrénées without forgetting the sophisticated beaches of the South, France has so much to offer students in pursuit of acquiring the language of Rimbaud and Rousseau. It is hardly surprising that France attracts more tourists (about 75 million in 2009) than any other country in the world. Paris teems with a multitude of museums, cathedrals, and galleries. The illustrious Louvre houses a trove of historical artifacts and artistic triumphs; enough to keep its visitors busy for weeks. The city’s circuitous streets lend themselves to informal walking tours through jardins and monuments in which getting lost is recommended.