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France By Michelle Saunders
Greeting in France ,[object Object]
Say “bonjour” (hello) without the bisou (air-kiss) if you don’t know the person well or not friends with them
Women greeting men or women they know - kiss the right cheek to right cheek and left cheek to left cheek
Men greeting other men they know - only shake hands(Kwintessential)
               Gestures -To show that someone is crazy, put your  index finger to your temple and turn your  hand back and forth -To promise or swear to something, place  your hand on top of your head -To apologize or indicate that you've made a mistake, cover your mouth with your hands -Signal a taxi by snapping your fingers Gesture:  Form a circle with your thumb  and forefinger and place it over your nose  Significance: A person is drunk Gesture: Playing an imaginary flute  Significance: Someone is talking to much  and is becoming annoying (Nickles, Greg)
Languages  ,[object Object],French ,[object Object], French ,[object Object]
24 of these languages are European
Rest of the languages include languages from the South American, South Asian and Caribbean regions
The policy of France ensures that the citizens of the country  communicate in French ,[object Object],at least one foreign language (BBC Home)
Religions-Roman Catholic 83%-88%-Protestant 2%- Jewish 1%-Muslim 5%-10%-unaffiliated  4%-Roman Catholic church is under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, curia in Rome, and the Conference of French bishops(Whittaker, Andrew)
  Eating in France  Breakfast: Consists of coffee, tea or  		       chocolate with croissants and bread with                             butter or jam Lunch: Served from noon until 2 pm                                   -Can consist of a five course meal or a                                     simple salad or sandwich  Dinner: Served from 7:30 pm onwards -Usually a leisurely event, time to spend with the family or with friends Tipping: Tips are usually included in the bill, which ranges between 10% and 15% -Not expected to leave a tip on the table (Whittaker, Andrew)
Dining Etiquette and Table Manners -Not allowed to bring any friends or pets without asking  -Fork is held in the left hand while knife is held with the right hand when eating -No elbows on the table -Cross fork and knife on the plate with the fork over the knife if you’re not finished eating -Leave wineglass nearly full if you do not want more (Europe-cities.com)
Dress Etiquette ,[object Object]
Fashion-conscious
 Good quality accessories

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The Culture of France

  • 2.
  • 3. Say “bonjour” (hello) without the bisou (air-kiss) if you don’t know the person well or not friends with them
  • 4. Women greeting men or women they know - kiss the right cheek to right cheek and left cheek to left cheek
  • 5. Men greeting other men they know - only shake hands(Kwintessential)
  • 6. Gestures -To show that someone is crazy, put your index finger to your temple and turn your hand back and forth -To promise or swear to something, place your hand on top of your head -To apologize or indicate that you've made a mistake, cover your mouth with your hands -Signal a taxi by snapping your fingers Gesture: Form a circle with your thumb and forefinger and place it over your nose Significance: A person is drunk Gesture: Playing an imaginary flute Significance: Someone is talking to much and is becoming annoying (Nickles, Greg)
  • 7.
  • 8. 24 of these languages are European
  • 9. Rest of the languages include languages from the South American, South Asian and Caribbean regions
  • 10.
  • 11. Religions-Roman Catholic 83%-88%-Protestant 2%- Jewish 1%-Muslim 5%-10%-unaffiliated 4%-Roman Catholic church is under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, curia in Rome, and the Conference of French bishops(Whittaker, Andrew)
  • 12. Eating in France Breakfast: Consists of coffee, tea or chocolate with croissants and bread with butter or jam Lunch: Served from noon until 2 pm -Can consist of a five course meal or a simple salad or sandwich Dinner: Served from 7:30 pm onwards -Usually a leisurely event, time to spend with the family or with friends Tipping: Tips are usually included in the bill, which ranges between 10% and 15% -Not expected to leave a tip on the table (Whittaker, Andrew)
  • 13. Dining Etiquette and Table Manners -Not allowed to bring any friends or pets without asking -Fork is held in the left hand while knife is held with the right hand when eating -No elbows on the table -Cross fork and knife on the plate with the fork over the knife if you’re not finished eating -Leave wineglass nearly full if you do not want more (Europe-cities.com)
  • 14.
  • 16. Good quality accessories
  • 17.
  • 18. Clothes are elegant and classy
  • 19. Backless long dresses and elegant blazers
  • 20. Look down on sneakers(Europe-cities.com)
  • 21.
  • 22. Southwest - Fairly sunny, wet spring, and summers can get very hot and humid
  • 23. Northeast - Cold and mostly rainy falls and winters
  • 24. Northwest - Mild summers and winters with rain mixed in
  • 25. Paris - can get extremely hot in the summer with very little wind to cool things down(France.com)
  • 26.
  • 28. Inside the Church, the couple stand beneath a silk canopy
  • 29. Outside the church, laurel leaves are laid down as a bridal path
  • 30. Bride and bridegroom toast each other from an engraved, two-handled cup
  • 31. Chiverie is a wedding night prank(World Wedding Customs.com)
  • 32. Family values and relationships -Each member has certain responsibilities and duties -Extended family provides support -Practical approach towards marriage -Few children -French people are private - themselves around family and close friends -Friendships have requirements (Kwintessential)
  • 33.
  • 34. Every French citizen is entitled to 5 weeks of vacation(Nickles, Greg)
  • 35. Activities in France -Fishing -Hiking -Cycling -Horse riding -Golfing (FrenchEntrée.com)
  • 36.
  • 37. President is elected for a five-year term
  • 39. Based on the French Constitution of the fifth Republic
  • 40. Declares itself as "an indivisible, secular, democratic and social Republic"
  • 41. The National Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament(Sait, Edward McChesney)
  • 42.
  • 43. Works Cited 1. BBC Home. Languages Across Europe. Copyright 2010 BBC. Accessed Online March 1, 2010. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/europeanlanguages/countries/france.shtml   2. Discoverfrance.net. Transportation in France. Copyright 1997-2010 disoverfrance.net. Accessed  Online March 1, 2010. http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/DFtransport.shtml   3. Europe-cities.com. Etiquette in France. Copyright 2004-2009 europe-cities.com. Accessed  Online March 5, 2010. http://www.europe-cities.com/en/662/france/eating-out/etiquette/   4. France.com. Weather and Climate. Copyright 1995-2009 France.com. Accessed Online March  12, 2010. http://www.france.com/   5. FrenchEntrée.com. French property, Living in France, Holidays in France, Property for sale in France and France rentals. Copyright 2003 – 2010 FrenchEntrée.com. Accessed Online March 7, 2010. http://www.frenchentree.com/france-brittany-tourism-leisure/ 6. Kwintessential. France - French Culture, Customs and Etiquette. Copyright 2010 Kwintessential. Accessed Online March 3, 2010. http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/france-country-profile.html 7. Nickles, Greg. France the Culture. Copyright 2000. Ontario: Crabtree Publishing Company. Pages 75-81. 8. Sait, Edward McChesney. Government and Politics of France. Copyright 2009 General Books. Pages 38-43. 9. Whittaker, Andrew. France: be fluent in French life and culture. Copyright 2008. New York: Thurgood Publishing. Pages 120-124. 10. World Wedding Customs.com. Wedding Customs in France. Copyright 2002-2004. Accessed Online March 20, 2010. http://www.worldweddingcustoms.com/wedding_customs/wedding_traditions/french_we dding_customs.html