Friendship in France is experienced differently than in the United States. In the United States, people call an acquaintance, a friend very quickly. Whereas in France, a friend is a person we have known for a long time. It is also a person who has proven to be reliable and trustworthy.… Read More
When speaking a language, one can feel the “cultural baggage” that comes with it. For example, French culture is often associated with elegance and romanticism, and American culture to productivity and dynamism. The use of either languages influences our behavior and personality.… Read More
In a week the annual Beauty Pageant for Miss France will be held for the 88th time. The future Miss France will succeed to Maeva Coucke. The pageant will be held in Lille, which is the city of origin of Miss Universe 2017, Iris Mittenaere.
The pageant is followed by millions of viewers and regulated by very strict rules.… Read More
If you have been to a McDonald’s restaurant in both countries, you most likely noticed huge differences.
- Restaurants are decorated nicer, look newer, and are better equipped in France.
- Menus are (much !) more elaborate, with a wider range of ingredients.
We just celebrated Easter in France. Unlike in the United States, Easter Monday is also a holiday in France. This means that we do not work as this day was traditionally spent for family time and religious celebration.
Here are the other observed holidays in France: 12 a year in total.… Read More