'For 30 years the Paris region was abandoned'
The Eiffel Tower - the iconic symbol of Paris and right, the slag heaps of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, one of the poorest regions of the country. Photos Terrazo/OliBac/flickr
20 March 2013
Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it's an Alpadia language course.