The French long to live… in France

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The French long to live… in France
John Evans

A large majority of French people say France is the best country to live, study and work in. Who said the French were dissatisfied with their own lot?


The much-envied French lifestyle may have been shaken up in the wake the global economic crisis, but the French still love their country. They still believe their traditions of cuisine, wine-tasting, long holidays and afternoons at the café are still very much alive.

67 percent of the French think their country is the most pleasant place to live in, according to a poll by Promise Consulting.

“The French vote for their country because they think it has weathered the crisis pretty well compared to neighbouring countries,” says Philippe Jourdan, in an interview with daily 20minutes.

“They think their country has a cultural heritage and a social model that is envied across the globe.”

After France, the French would be interested in living in Canada, a country that is both French and English speaking. Jourdan says the French are attracted to Canada because it offers a good mix of the French need for security and the sense of adventure found in a country so close to the United States.

Next on the podium, the French would like to live in Australia or Switzerland.


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