Ten myths about France and the French
Dan MacGuill · 4 Feb 2013, 15:04
Published: 04 Feb 2013 15:04 GMT+01:00
Every nation has its stereotypes, but France may have more than any. We talked to our readers, and you gave us ten of the biggest myths out there.
Asked to name a few stereotypical images of France, most people would have no trouble at all reeling off a decent sized list. But are they all really true? The Local asked our readers, who know a thing or two about France, its people and its culture, to come up with a few untruths about the country everyone has a view on.
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