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What are 50 French cultural things?
Some important elements of French culture are:
- Aignier purses and shoes.
- Balconies with flower pots.
- Basque fishing villages.
- Bastille Day, on July 14.
- Breton fishing villages.
- Bridges of Paris.
- Camembert cheese.
- Cannes film festival.
- Cars, such as the vintage Deux Chevaux.
- Cathar country around Toulouse.
- Chanel suits.
- Eiffel Tower.
- French accents in English.
- French access to the tunnel under the English Channel.
- French bread.
- French kisses.
- French windows that run the full vertical length of the wall
and open vertically instead of horizontally.
- Fresh produce.
- Games of boules.
- Gauloise cigarettes.
- Historic cathedrals, such as Chartres and Notre Dame.
- Huge wooden doors to old buildings.
- Historic universities such as the Sorbonne of Paris, and the
- La vache qui rit cheese.
- Le grand marnier.
- Luxembourg gardens.
- Magazine and newspaper kiosks.
- Metro, as the subway.
- Mont St. Michel.
- Motorized bikes of college students.
- Obelisk from ancient, pharaonic Egypt.
- Open-air book.
- Open-air cafes.
- Open-air markets.
- Open-air print sellers.
- Pharmacies, for prescribing medications and selling stamps.
- The Riviera, of beautiful beaches and homes.
- Roasted chestnuts.
- Roman amphitheaters.
- Roman aqueducts.
- Statues of Marianne, to commemorate the French Revolution.
- Topless sunbathing.
- Train stations, such as la Gare de l'Est.
- Weekend in the country in spring, at the beach in summer, on a
hilly hike in fall, and at a ski jump in winter.
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France's culture is becoming less specific and more European or global, and lost its edge in many areas, but there is still a rich artistic and culinary culture. French "ciné…ma" has some of the best classical movies in the world, less so now for modern movies.French music has lost its great stars like Barbara, Édith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Charles Trénet or even Serge Gainsbourg decades ago, and there are no replacement in sight, although there are still many great singers. Classical music and opera are still very much present. But having lived in 3 different countries and 2 continents, and owning several thousands albums, I can say competition from other countries is winning over.French literature is also healthy, with several different "prices".French fashion is also still very important in French economy, but like Italian's, a lot of competition from Japan, America, United Kingdom and other countries have joined the fray.French cuisine is still one of the three best in the world, with China and the country you live in, even if the current tendency is to follow America in the convenience of ready-made junk food and cooking less. Obesity is on the rise, even though it is at a much slower pace than in the UK.French education is quite good. Regarding foreign languages we French tend to have an horrible accent, but there are more than twice as many French speaking a second language, than Brits. The "grève" (strikes) is a common occurence in social conflicts.France has had 2 socialist presidents since the early 1980s, which introduced a culture of political "alternance" giving everybody their chance. And American "Democrats" are considered as right wing, not left, by French people.France is home to many naturalized Northern African people, from our ex colonies, it all adds to the rich cosmopolitan culture, although some extreme right racist politicians play on this fear of the foreigner to get more votes. France has the greatest proportion of interracial marriages in the world. Many French people still think France is the "nombril" (navel) of the world.Religion is mostly Roman catholic, but less and less so: only about 50% of French people describe themselves as Catholics, but only 4.5% go to mass every week. There are about 7% Muslims, mostly immigrants from Northern Africa, but more and more people (over 30%) are just atheist or without religious affiliation. Laicism is one of the basic principles of the French Revolution's new constitution. There are many other traits to French culture, and I encourage others to edit this answer, but I hope this gives a fair idea of the main points. Umm... French?
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France's culture is 2,000 years old. It is shaped by history, warsand thousands of years of (mostly rural) life. France produced thephilosophers of the enlightement and numero…us authors, poets,writers. America started all that but is a long way behind innumbers of composers or literature Nobels.
Answer #1 From 40%-50% of the English language origonates from French, and so we get quite a lot! Answer #2 We appreciate the Alliance Francaise, which is an or…ganization that promotes French language and culture. We benefit from the dance discipline of ballet. The reputation of American films for comedic, dramatic and musical excellence is due in part to early contributions from American transplanted French actors. For example, Charles Boyer [August 28, 1891-August 26, 1978] was an unexpectedly chilling killer in 'Gaslight' . Maurice Auguste Chevalier [September 12, 1888-January 1, 1972] sang his way through 'The Merry Widow' . And Louis Gendre ka Jourdan [b. June 19, 1919] was charming, ruthlessly in 'The Paradine Case' , romantically in 'Gigi' , and olympically in 'The First Olympics: Athens 1896' . We find drinking and eating pleasure in such French meal items as bread, champagne, cheese, Cointreau, Le grand marnier, truffles, and wines. We get many of our Latin loan words by way of the French, through the last successful invasion of England, in 1066, with the Norman Conquest. We have the viewing fun of the natural history friendly documentary, The March of the Penguins. English speakers enjoy Antarctic beauty and penguin bravery because of this English version of the French original, 'La marche de l'empereur'. At least in part, we know about oceanography as a household word, and scuba diving as vacation fun, because of the filmed sea adventures of the Cousteau family of Jacques-Yves [June 11, 1910-June 25, 1997], Simone Melchior [1919-1990], Philippe [December 20, 1940-June 28, 1979], and Jean-Michel [b. May 6, 1938]. We protect ourselves through pasteurization of farm products, such as milk, due to the scientific achievements of Louis Pasteur [December 27, 1822-September 28, 1895]. We understand radiation and radioactivity because of the pioneering science of Pierre [May 15, 1859-April 19, 1906] and Maria Sklodowska [November 7, 1867-July 4, 1934] Curie. We wonder over the architectural and symbolic beauty of the Statue of Liberty in the United States of America because of the French.
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Yes, the phobia of France or French culture is a real phobia, believe it or not. The phobia is called Francophobia.
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