Gird your loins for cheese and bureaucracy.
We may or may not have the world’s highest concentration of pharmacies per square mile… 😛
So if you’re in desperate need of Advil, look for places without a “fermé” sign.
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France has more than 30,000 of them — more than Great Britain, where they were originally invented.
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A French town without speed bumps is very hard to come by.
French children eat their snacks almost religiously at 4:30.
Be prepared to do a little math.
It’s a bit of a hot mess.
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You’re okay with a little mold, right?
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It’s because there’s a legal quota that requires 35% of radio music to be French music — annoying for DJs who end up playing the same French ballads over and over.
It’s a national pastime.
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It’s a thing, and that way you can dip your toast in it!
The Gallic rooster is an unofficial national symbol of France as a nation.
It’s Bastille Day — France’s national holiday and a symbol of the French revolution.
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Hope you’re fluent in patience!
This post was translated from French.