According to the rankings by student magazine Etudiante.fr the French capital Paris is not even one of the top ten best places in the country to study.
The reason for that is all down to cost, according to Virginie Bertereau, from Etudiante.fr
"Obviously Paris is great for culture but the cost of living, and in particular the price of accomodation, means it does not score highly in the rankings," she told The Local.
Apart from "culture" the classifications were based on everything from job prospects to transport and quality of teaching to nightlife.
The Top Ten makes for interesting reading, especially the number one spot, which most gap year students would probably never think of when planning their year out.
So without further ado, here is a countdown of the top ten places in France to be a student, from 10 to number one and the reasons why, according to Etudiante.fr.
If you are thinking of coming to France to study you should also read out Top tips for how to live on a student budget in Paris and if you ignore these rankings and have you heart set on the French capital then you should also check out our Top Tips for finding a flat in Paris.