How do French people greet each other?
with a kiss on each cheek and a warm hug
You greet people with a kiss on the cheek (or two, three, up to four) when you have a special relationship with them (friendship, family). There is no special reason for that, this is the way people do it here (just as Americans and their hugging, which seems weird to the few French who know about it). Men just shake hands of their male friends.
French people greet each other much as any other people do. They say "Bonjour, comment ça va?" (Hello, how are you?) or "Salut, ça fait longtemps qu'on s'est vu!" (Hey, it's been awhile since we've seen each other!) or even "Salut, mon pote!" (Hey, buddy!) . There are many ways to greet someone in French. Many French people also kiss both of the person they're greeting's cheeks. It's considered normal and polite to do, even…