Little Hawk, from what I understand, the west coast of Canada is already owned by the Japanese and Chinese so maybe your prediction is accurate at that!
Annamill, I've been told that the places to go in France are Normandy, Brittany, and the South of France. If you can speak a little French they are friendly. The people of Paris have MAJOR attitude.
The "I speak French like a sick mule" idea sounds a winner tho.