Gap Years in France
Backpacking in France will typically involve InterRailing, with cities around the country acting as major transport hubs.
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years and it's geographically one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy.
The country is well-renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
Backpacking in France
With these projects we'll get you set up to work, study and live in France. If you've ever fancied dabbling in the French lifestyle and let's face it, it's a good lifestyle, this is the place for you. Your gap year could be super chilled out teaching English in a small French school or you could be walking the halls of the famous Sorbonne studying with the greats. However you decide to spend your gap year, we've got something to help it get started!
Volunteering in France
You probably know by now that there's quite a bit to do in France and that doing it can be a bit tricky. English is growing to be wider spoken, but in parts of France it's either begrudgingly spoken or not spoken at all. So, here's our advice on a couple of things to do and some language and food pointers. You'll have an amazing time, we can more or less guarantee it - they've got over 400 types of cheese, so you know they're on to a good thing!
Advice for France
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