Paris is a great destination for sure. It has the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and so much to see! It’s one of the most visited cities in Europe. But France is not only about the classics. Take for instance Mont St-Michel. A town near the Normandy coast which gets completely surrounded by water at high tide. So sometimes it’s an island, sometimes it’s not! The French Riviera, at the Mediterranean coast is a cool place to enjoy the beaches of Côte D’Azur. There’s also Toulon, Marseille, Nice, Lyon and Bordeaux... A lifetime is not enough to explore France’s culture, astonishing landmarks, unique cuisine and fine wines!
A lot of people claim that French people don’t like speaking English. Well, like many stereotypes, that's simply not true! The French will be delighted if you learn a few words like a basic “Bonjour” or “Merci”, but you don’t necessarily have to speak the language to visit France! According to the Eurobarometer report 40% of the population speaks English in France, so don’t worry. Learning the language is a great way to interact with the locals, but you will be fine if you don’t feel like it.
You can exchange work for accommodation in France by becoming a Worldpacker! Simply take a look at our host list for free. If you find a spot that matches your skills, build a complete profile and talk to a host. Once you become a member for $49 a year, you can confirm as many trips as you want within those 12 months. Think about all the cheese and wine you can try spending sometime in the City of Lights! Or should we say: la Ville des Lumières?