Learn about France

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Favorite destinations in France

Paris, Paris, toujours Paris! I'd love to go anywhere in France, but I will never get tired of Paris or run out of things to do or see there.

When to go

Anytime! Fares are usually lowest in January, and it's a great way to save money on both air fare and hotels AND visit the sites when they're much less crowded than in the summer. The weather in January is like spring in Michigan.

How to travel for less $$

  • Travel off-season (Nov/Jan/Feb) to save $$ on both air fare and accommodations.
  • Eat your main meal at noon
  • Use Priceline.com for hotels (but there's a trick to it -- contact me)
  • Stay in budget hotels such as Ibis brand hotels

Hotel recommendations


Great student travel organizations

World Strides International -- Learning through Exploring and Actively Participating
I've traveled with students using this company since 1996 and highly recommend them on all fronts! -MWD

LANGUAGE AND FRIENDSHIP -- Do you live in the Detroit area? Contact me to host a French exchange student for 3 weeks. They are also a company that offers group travel with homestays in Brittany. -MWD