We may love knocking the French, but Paris is still one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
(At least for a while - until the muznuts take over and convert it into a replica mid-east slum,)
Boy, is it ever. And it's a city made for walking.
People complain about Parisians and rudeness, but they're no worse than New Yorkers.
"Don't worry about it." explained a French friend. "The Parisians are rude to everyone."
I've traveled a fair bit in France, and perhaps it has been because I was traveling with small children, but the French have always been very kind and thoughtful towards me and my family.
Go to the south and visit Provence. That's where the French Freepers are.