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Old 01-06-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: IL
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Food: Around me (near Chicago) French bakery (mostly breads) is commonly found mixed amoung other bakery. There are a couple of French specific places I know of. French words are frequently used by stores (naming, advertising) to denote high quality or rich.

Generally, I believe there is a positive attitude towards France, although stereotypes can still be heard. I believe France is quite beautiful (only been there twice), but I was a bit turned off by certain attitudes while visiting Paris. I had a friend that was a wonderful person from a rural part of france a few years back, she has since moved back to the countryside.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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food: Around me (near chicago) french bakery (mostly breads) is commonly found mixed amoung other bakery. There are a couple of french specific places i know of. French words are frequently used by stores (naming, advertising) to denote high quality or rich.

Generally, i believe there is a positive attitude towards france, although stereotypes can still be heard. I believe france is quite beautiful (only been there twice), but i was a bit turned off by certain attitudes while visiting paris. I had a friend that was a wonderful person from a rural part of france a few years back, she has since moved back to the countryside.

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Old 01-06-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You guys wear perfume instead of bathing, and women don't shave. Lol, just kidding .

France is awesome. Love their passion for life, the way they do things. Can't wait to visit.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Even my cat prefers French cat food; the neighbor's cat comes for dinner most nights, as well.


( I can believe that, but I still don't like French bread too much.
Pumpernickel please.)
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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Hello, I'm a French student. I have to do a homework about american's vision of France. More precisely about French baker install in america.. If you have any opinion about that, I will be glad to heard it! Thank you for your response
I'm a Canadian who travels at every opportunity possible to sample foods in the US. There are very few good French bakeries in North America. I can get better p√Ętisserie at the hotels than say at Fauchon (NY). Also, it is impossible to find any bakeries that sell "gallette des rois".

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Beautiful country, wonderful language, wonderful food.

interestingly enough, it seems to me (as a woman) that most French women are remarkably self-confident, regardless of being very beautiful (many of them are indeed) or not. It is an (admirable) attitude thing.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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Hello,

i'm french (lived in Paris most of my life) and i'm living in Miami Beach for 2 years now. I'd like to add my 2 cents :

- Yes, a lot of french people are sometimes arrogant, especially when talking to strangers, but this is mostly because they never traveled anywhere. They think they know better than anyone because of the brainwash from politics & tv. Arrogance can often be mixed up with ignorance. I could say the same when talking with american people by the way, wich i don't because i know all americans are not properly educated and curious about the world, the same about french people.

Don't trust french medias, our journalists are all leftists who hate capitalism, they definitively not representing all the french people! But if you asked me, i will never go back to France. Our politics are only interested in inviting all the poor people of the planet. You think you have a problem with immigration ? From my point of view, I see you're following the same path as France. Soon, you will all pay a sh## load of taxes to finance the american way of life of everyone but americans. I only can hope you'll stop this before it's too late as it is for France.

- Forget the so called french bakeries in Miami. Their bread is awfull, even from french bakeries like "Paul". Best bread i had in the us was in NY. Food is florida is baaaaaaaad ! :-)

PS : sorry for my english, still a work in progress ^^
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I love France, I've been there 3 times in different places (Lille, Paris and a small town in the South) and I thought it was great The people were very nice, esp. in Lille. I went there on a school trip with my French class, we had to interview people on the street to practice for our oral exam and I was a bit nervous about it (hearing all the stereotypes about how French people are rude and arrogant) but the people were incredibly nice and helpful!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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Kudos to you jasperz, at last a French person I 100% share the opinion!
(by the way...I'm French too!)
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