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Old 07-10-2017, 05:29 AM
 
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Based on what?
I'm not going to answer your question, because it will instigate a debate I don't want to participate in.

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Old 07-10-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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I'm not answering your question because it will instigate a debate that I don't want to participate in.

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Old 07-10-2017, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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France is a lot more relaxed and laid back than Japan, and I much prefere have a nice coffee or cold beer and watching the world do by in somewere like Biarritz than fighting my way through crowds.
What kind of comparison is that? Crowded city of one country with quiet sea town of the other country?

Rather compare Tokyo with Paris and Biarritz with a town at the sea in Japan, maybe Okinawa island or whatever.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:47 AM
 
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:58 AM
 
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Based on what?
My preferences.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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What kind of comparison is that? Crowded city of one country with quiet sea town of the other country?

Rather compare Tokyo with Paris and Biarritz with a town at the sea in Japan, maybe Okinawa island or whatever.
Japan as a country is a lot more urban and has a very different culture to France, which has a very relaxed and laid back attitude to life full stop.

Furthermore I don't think Japan can compete with the South of France in terms of relaxation or the French culture in relation to such things. Indeed in Japan the workplace and company are far more important and are almost family, and people spend their entire lives working long hours and trying to climb the corporate ladder, this is much less so the case in France, where wirking hours are reatively short and the attitude is you work to live and not you live to work.

Indeed I find the Japanese often quite uptight and the opposite to the French with their gallic shrug. Whilst Japanese culture often seems very uniformed and lacks diversity, whilst Japanese cities are interesting, I personally prefer the historic grandeur of France, whether that be Paris or Biarritz. I also like the French long lunches, passion for wine and the fact they enjoy eating and drinking together often outside in the summer months.

Biarritz Tourism ? Things to do in Biarritz

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Old 07-10-2017, 06:55 AM
 
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France is a lot more relaxed and laid back than Japan, and I much prefere have a nice coffee or cold beer and watching the world do by in somewere like Biarritz than fighting my way through crowds.
Japan is not all about fighting your way through crowds at all. There's lot of little seaside towns and around Lake Biwa that are anything but crowded. Even where it is crowded, people tend to be polite and forcing your way through is not a necessity.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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I don't think either of them are the greatest country in the world, but I would say Japan is the greater out of the two right now.

I would probably choose France if it had a more well-defined sense of sovereignty.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Japan as a country is a lot more urban and has a very different culture to France, which has a very relaxed and laid back attitude to life full stop.

Furthermore I don't think Japan can compete with the South of France in terms of relaxation or the French culture in relation to such things. Indeed in Japan the workplace and company are far more important and are almost family, and people spend their entire lives working long hours and trying to climb the corporate ladder, this is much less so the case in France, where wirking hours are reatively short and the attitude is you work to live and not you live to work.

Indeed I find the Japanese often quite uptight and the opposite to the French with their gallic shrug. Whilst Japanese culture often seems very uniformed and lacks diversity, whilst Japanese cities are interesting, I personally prefer the historic grandeur of France, whether that be Paris or Biarritz. I also like the French long lunches, passion for wine and the fact they enjoy eating and drinking together often outside in the summer months.

Biarritz Tourism ? Things to do in Biarritz
I haven't been to Biarritz (yet) but google images makes it look in incredible beautiful, even more so than the places I've been on the Riviera.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Paris
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I haven't been to Biarritz (yet) but google images makes it look in incredible beautiful, even more so than the places I've been on the Riviera.
It's mainly a surf spot...I'm not sure the city itself is astonishing compare to Menton, Cabourg, Touquet, Saint-Malo blablabla...
I m maybe wrong.
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