Human mind – always tend to perceive things before we know about someone or something. Sometimes it so happens that it becomes true. But do all myths come true?
Now let us clear the most popular myths about France.
1. Visiting France is expensive:
This is true only if don’t have a clearly worked out plan. It is also applicable you choose the Cheapest country to visit but fail to choose the right tourist spots, stays and restaurants. Also, in France you should always try to choose Café instead of hotels for stay. After all France is considered to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
2. French people are Rude:
IT IS A MYTH. Usually French people are more formal and friendly than most others. But that does not mean they are rude. They put things upfront. Nothing to hide (Never hit people on their back). Some people who visit a city like Paris can feel this, but it is more to do with the cultural difference between the city and rural life and has nothing to do with the nature of people. As the saying goes ONE MUST LOVE IN FRENCH.
3. French people are unfriendly to new people:
Most French men like to be organised and love to present themselves nicely always. Few hints like neatly combed hair before leaving out, expressing your greetings before indulging in shopping or placing order in a restaurant is all what they expect. Are these unfriendly. These are basics which any person can do. One good tip will be to learn the basic social behavior of French before going there might change your view on the French.
4. Speaking French is a must to visit France:
Not really! Most visitors can manage without knowing French. But to thoroughly enjoy your visit it will be nice if you can know few basic words. Also, if you expect shopping or any sort of negotiation involved in your visit, then probably attempting to speak French would be a good choice. But don’t worry if you fail, you can expect a help. After all you are trying your best with one of the most lovable people in the world.
5. All French people hate Perfume:
This is not true. The fact that 5 out of 10 people in France do not bath daily is true given the climatic conditions. But French people are one of the large buyers of perfumes in the world. This shows why perfume industry in thriving in France. Also, France has varied flavors of other cosmetics and toiletries which might help to keep them fresh.
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Source: First hand data from students who have studied in France
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