5 French Things to know before Visiting France

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French Customs

There are so many countries in this world, some are developed and some are in a process of developing. Every nation has its own identity and uniqueness. Some are known for their tourism and others are known for their hospitality and delicious food. There are so many unique things in this world in different states. If we look at European countries they have many things that attract so many people from all over the world. In so many European countries one is France and it has its own significance and so many people visit from all over the world to this beautiful country. But there are some things that are shocking for first time visitors in France which are:

1. Love for Bread

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French are crazy about bread. According to research out of every 10 people nine eat bread every day. Bread is included in their staple food. You will notice Boulangeries everywhere. Not only for sandwiches, have they liked to have bread with every meal and even with tea or hot coffee.

2. Medical Stores

There are public drugstores in France. You do not have to worry about something you just go to the store can pick up what you want. They have store that originally sells drugs, creams and things like that.

 

3. Social Gathering

They have very social environment. In some countries people do not bother to talk or help strangers who are first time visitors. But in France it is very normal to help a stranger like they want to help others. They help other like a disabled person to cross the street.

4. Faire La Bise

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In France when you meet anybody a face to face is a sure thing. This a way of their welcome. Usually two kisses are sufficient but bise should be done three or four time. Now you can imagine how much of a socialites they are. And let’s suppose you are in some social event in France I think your whole time will be spent kissing other colleagues.

 

5. Strikes

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French love to go on a strike whatever the reason is. If you look at the history and culture of France it is full of strikes. Big example of this thing is French revolution. They always come out from their houses for their rights but through peaceful display of protest.

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