When I was in High School, I had the opportunity to travel to France for a week with my French class. We arrived in Nice towards the end of Mardi Gras and even got the chance to see the burning of the King on the Mediterranean (the King was a paper mache statue that looked out over the celebrations). Visiting Paris and the Eiffel Tower was also a great experience, but unfortunately we didn’t get to go to the Louvre. It was closed for renovations. This was, for me, a once in a lifetime trip that probably will not be repeated.