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Old 05-17-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Do you consider continental France on the whole a cold or a warm country ?
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Do you consider continental France on the whole a cold or a warm country ?
I think so, yes.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:37 AM
 
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:01 AM
 
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Default Do you consider continental France on the whole a warm or a cold country

I've lived in France and didn't find it cold. I think the people are very private and a bit aloof, but found if you try to speak some of their language they warm up.

Americans don't have the best reputation in Europe as many are overly loud, as if they think everyone is interested in what they have to say and seem to expect things to be the way they are here in US. This is especially true of larger groups and in restaurants.

When in Rome, as the saying goes, do as the Romans do.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Americans don't have the best reputation in Europe as many are overly loud, as if they think everyone is interested in what they have to say and seem to expect things to be the way they are here in US. This is especially true of larger groups and in restaurants.

When in Rome, as the saying goes, do as the Romans do.
The Germans travelling here in Italy have the worst reputation, along with loud loutish groups of British kids tearing through Rome. For that matter, large, loud Italian families aren't so well loved in northern Europe.

Now, back to the topic...

I consider France a diverse nation climate-wise since its usually quite warm along the Med coast but can be quite cold in the mountains.

If you mean are the people cold or warm...I find them very warm and kind. I've always had great experiences there (all over the country) and been treated very well. France is a beautiful country with lots of very nice people.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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I lived in Marseille for a year as a child and it was a relatively warm climate and I made some good friends there. So I would say that people my family were warm.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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4 months of summer, 8 months of autumn.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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I've lived in France and didn't find it cold. I think the people are very private and a bit aloof, but found if you try to speak some of their language they warm up.

Americans don't have the best reputation in Europe as many are overly loud, as if they think everyone is interested in what they have to say and seem to expect things to be the way they are here in US. This is especially true of larger groups and in restaurants.

When in Rome, as the saying goes, do as the Romans do.
I'm tired of this stereotype that Americans in other countries are rude, loud, and stupid. While there are some, I don't think this is unique to people from of the United States of America. I've heard plenty of stories of how British tourists behave in Seville. Same goes for other places too.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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I'm tired of this stereotype that Americans in other countries are rude, loud, and stupid. While there are some, I don't think this is unique to people from of the United States of America. I've heard plenty of stories of how British tourists behave in Seville. Same goes for other places too.
however it is true that Americans normally expect everyone on the earth to speak their language. If not, they start to complain about this country.

In reality, nobody in the world has the responsibility to speak English, if even they know how.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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We took a 2 week vacation there a couple of years ago (From Normandy to Nice) and found the people very warm. As mentioned above, Americans have a hard time realizing that other countries aren't like the US. The one thing that surprised us was when someone would sit down at our table if there was an empty chair. I'd never expierienced that before. France is an amazing country with a lot to see.
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