Some curse La France and others say “vive la différence”, but everyone has an opinion.
French culture and customs are so unique that they are the source of endless rows among expats who live here or people who know the country.
Some will champion these customs, while others will criticize them, but rarely will anyone sit on the fence when discussing the French.
The message boards of the The Local France website or its Facebook page are often filled with either vitriolic comments about France, or words of admiration for a country that continues to do everything its own way.
So we’ve put together a list of ten things about France and its people that expats tend to either respect or reject, admire or abhor.
Click below to find out whether you are more of a lover or a loather.
What did we miss? Let us know what you love or loathe about France in the comments section below.