3DS Region Lock and Language Query

So after finally deciding that I want to buy a 3DS I soon discovered that unlike their predecessors, 3DSs are region-locked. As an Australian living in France this sort of poses a problem for me. Theoretically I could just buy the games here as well but although I can speak French fairly well I'd much rather prefer English, and don't get me started on the service in most electronic stores in France. Anyways, does anyone know if all 3DS games and 3DSs come with language options or any way to bypass region locks?

Most 3DS games in Europe come in the 5 main languages there as far as I know.

Thanks! :D