Who hasn't heard of France? Or dreamed of walking down the streets of Paris, sipping wine at the many cafes and Bistros, or visiting the House of Chanel and looking goggle eyed at the 'little black dress' of high fashion or picking up a tiny vial of Chanel No.5 to bring home to your Mom? Or even going to the Louvre to look at the Real Monalisa and wondering if the glass pyramid of the Louvre Roof would fall on your head?
The romance capital of the world, the center of fine dining, the inimitable land of the indomitable Gauls, Obelisk and Asterix, the infamy of 'if they don't have bread let them eat cake' of Marie Antoinette, the greatness of the diminutive Napoleon Bonaparte, the global center of the arts, science and philosophy, world famous painters- Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, top universities like the Sorbonne and many others.
The finest 19th Century writers of the world include Victor Hugo (the hunchback of Notre Dame), Alexander Dumas (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo) and many others. The first winner of the Nobel prize for literature was a French writer and France also has the distinction of the first refusal of the Nobel prize by Jean Paul Sartre.
Knowing the language enables you to communicate effortlessly with the locals, find jobs with ease and in a million small ways, it makes life so much more comfortable, fulfilling and interesting!
Sounds irrestible? Go ahead, pick up some French.