GASP! But I thought you said you were going to France?!
Why, yes--yes I am. However, I'm actually going to be living in Lyon. It's located in the south(ish) east of France, about two hours outside of Geneva, Switzerland. It's the second largest city in the country (although some would say that Marseille is larger) and is known as one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. I have to mention that last part because, frankly, I'm pretty excited... :)
The funniest thing about people thinking I'm going to Paris, however, is that the idea persists even after I tell them what city I'll be in. I'm left with the unfortunate conclusion that a sad number of Americans don't know that Paris doesn't take up the whole of France... However, in the event that this post be construed as a "stupid American" bashing session, I have to point out that when I attempted in the past to explain to some Europeans where Utah is, I often just opted to say that it was sort-of close to California... (After which some people really did ask if I often saw movie stars in Hollywood.) Sigh.