I’ve studied French since I was about nine years old. It’s likely the best of my non-native tongues, and I spent time travelling and studying in France in 1997, 2009, and 2011. If you are looking for a way to study French language relatively cheaply and in a beautiful place, please visit IFALPES. I don’t get any kickback from them, but I studied on an intensive course in Fall 2011 and absolutely loved it.
Below are a few links to my musings about France. Don’t forget to look at the photography section, too!