France is, after all, the country where champagne, the ballet, and the cinema were invented.* Any country that can do even that much is all right with me.
On top of that, there is the haute couture. Not to mention the house of Hermes, a vast cornucopia of fabulousness with which I am completely obsessed. Those scarves! Those bracelets! Those fabulous perfumes! Not to mention les sacs.
Then there is the little matter of The Statue of Liberty.
Alors ... vive La France!
* The first public film exhibition was held at the Grand Cafe in Paris in 1895 by the Lumiere brothers. This is years of film scholarship talking. Anyone who wants to argue can bite me.