Relation franco-américaine/Différences culturelles
French Family Values
Paris Blog - Stuff Parisians like by Olivier Magny - O Chateau Nouvel article sur notre blog “Stuff Parisians Like” Il concerne le mot décalé!! All French people agree that Parisians are not normal people. Provinciaux deem that Parisians are below normal, usually beyond repair. Parisians on the other hand know full well that they navigate far beyond the norm. Such a striking opposition lies in the very definition each have of “the norm”.
112 GRIPES ABOUT THE FRENCH - Paris, 1945 - full text 1. "We came to Europe twice in twenty-five years..." 2. "At first, when we came into Normandy.. the French gave us everything..." 3. "The French don't invite us into their homes.". 4. "The French rub me the wrong way.". 5.
112 Gripes About the French was a 1945 handbook issued by the United States military authorities to enlisted personnel arriving in France after the Liberation. It was meant to defuse the growing tension between the American military and the locals. The euphoria of victory over Germany was short-lived, and within months of Liberation, tensions began to rise between the French and the U.S. military personnel stationed in the country, with the former seeing the latter as arrogant and wanting to flaunt their apparent wealth, and the latter seeing the former as proud and resentful. Fights were breaking out more often, and fears were raised, even among high officials, that the situation might eventually lead to a breakdown of civil order. 112 Gripes about the French
 Les bonnes manières françaises selon les guides touristiques Les vacances de Noël approchant, une partie des 80 millions de touristes étrangers que reçoit la France chaque année est en train de potasser ses guides. Entre les bonnes adresses et les numéros d’urgence, le rappel de l’étiquette. Il y a les classiques « dites “bonjour” puis “au revoir”, ne mettez pas vos coudes sur la table, ne tutoyez que les enfants, etc. » mais on trouve aussi d’autres bonnes et mauvaises manières prêtées aux Français.