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View Poll Results: Montreal or Geneva: More like France?
Montreal 1 4.00%
Geneva 24 96.00%
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:56 PM
 
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Between Geneva and Montreal which city feels more like "France"?
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Geneva by a looooong shot
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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Not even a fight lol
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Geneva probably.

In Montréal they all talk weird and are a mix of americans and 16th century French.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:46 AM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Is Quebec French distinctive from European French?
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:06 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Is Quebec French distinctive from European French?
Like British English and Texan.

Like European Portuguese and Brazilian.

An ocean apart, as are Montreal and France, while Geneva and France are right next door to each other.

The real question is, in the era of instantaneous global communications, among other things, will the commonplace cultural separations, broadly speaking, of the pre-industrial era become obsolete and known only to a few specialist historians? How long will that take?

We have already reached the stage where they are merely quaint.
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Geneva for sure.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Like British English and Texan.

Like European Portuguese and Brazilian.

An ocean apart, as are Montreal and France, while Geneva and France are right next door to each other.

The real question is, in the era of instantaneous global communications, among other things, will the commonplace cultural separations, broadly speaking, of the pre-industrial era become obsolete and known only to a few specialist historians? How long will that take?

We have already reached the stage where they are merely quaint.
Certainly, Francophone Canada and Montreal have become more familiar with French culture, politics, and zeitgeist in the last few decades with the advent of those technologies and increased two way immigration, as well as vice versa to a degree. Previously, they were very much foreign to one another, in a way that that there isn't much of a parallel to in the anglosphere.

As for the question in general, no real debate, it's Geneva by a mile. It's an old world European city of very related people right near France. French Canadian culture is at least as deeply routed in, and a product of, this continent as English Canadian culture, which historically has had stronger ties to Europe, the Empire, and the outside world in general up until the last several decades. Indeed, much of Montreal's old world charm comes from buildings built after the conquest, which are strongly influenced by British, especially Scottish, architectural traditions, or have local origins. Montreal's culture certainly has a strong connection to France, but it's nothing like Geneva and is still very distinct.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Which city is more hospitable to people like me who don't speak French?
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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Which city is more hospitable to people like me who don't speak French?
That's extremely easy: Montreal

As far as I know, everything or almost everything is bilingual in Montreal. Geneva is French almost in it's totality.
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