France

Country Description

Take a stroll down the Champs Élysées, visit the Eiffel Tower, and, of course, enjoy some of the best food and shopping in the world. Envelop your students in the history of the “city of lights” by visitng Notre Dame, the Palace of Versailles, a ride on the Bateaux-Mouches past the original statue of Liberty or spend time in the most famous bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company.  See the newly restored Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa at the Lourve, Monet’s Water Lilies at Musee L’Orangerie, and the famous Musee D’Osay.  View this incredible city at night from the Eifel Tower then enjoy food like no other in the cafes of the Latin Quarter.  Normandy, will open your eyes to the heroes of World War II and the French country side is alive with incredible views, farms, vineyards and culture.  Once you experience France as an “Insider” your will be drawn to return again and again.

France is one of the largest and most powerful economies in the world. Not only does it boast of a sizable population, considerable natural resources, and a foreign policy reach that extends around the globe, closer to home it is one of the most powerful countries in the European Union and a main driver of its shared economic policies. In addition, it is home to a number of highly successful corporations in a variety of fields, including airline manufacturer Airbus, games developer Ubisoft, and automotive companies such as Michelin and Peugeot. It is also one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with millions of people visiting the country each year