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The culture of France has contributed much to western culture in general. It is hard to summarize what it is. However, there are many differences in French culture compared to other nation's cultures. See Sources and Related Links.
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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?
No, they're Belgium. Pommes frites (which is the french name for french fries) were certainly invented by the Belgians over 300 years ago. That doesn't prevent them from being… very much a part of French culture. Hamburgers, french fries and apple pie were all invented in Europe, but they are all as American as . . . apple pie.
One of the most fun of the French cultural activities is celebrating Bastille Day, each July 14th, in memory of the French Revolution. Another fun French cultural activity is… choosing fresh foods such as bread from the bakery, and produce from the open-air markets. Still another fun French cultural activity is getting a month's vacation in August. Yet another fun French cultural activity is having weekend fun in the country during the spring, at the beach in the summer, on a hilly hike in the fall, and at a ski jump in the winter. And yet another fun French cultural activity is preparing for the year's end Christmas-New Year holidays with roasted chestnuts. add from a fenchman: if you ask a fenchman about "bastille day" he will never understand becaus we never say that, just say "le 14(quatorze) juillet".
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.
Cultures evolve within groups of people based on many elements of those people's lives, such as family duties and responsibilities, community needs, physical location, and bel…ief systems of the group. You yourself have your own culture based on your place within the larger group within which you live. You may not recognize it as a culture if you've never lived among another group of people or in another place. When people come into your culture from another culture, that's when you notice that there is a difference. Cultures show where they are from and hold that in their Heritage.
because pies came and took all the food
they have taught their language to Americans, clothing, tools, weapons and food
from your family
by food like mille fleur ,souffle dances ballet religion Roman Catholic place names Petit Valley Mon Repos
by teahcing us how to make champaign the way they do
Quebec is the Canadian Province that is the center of French culture in Canada.
The predominance of English and pronunciation problems.