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The many things that can 'only happen in France' (according to Twitter)

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The many things that can 'only happen in France' (according to Twitter)
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Some things can only happen in France, and Twitter users have taken note.

We've scoured the social media site for some of the best examples - often including pictures too - of things that can happen #OnlyInFrance. 

And some of them only in rural France, it seems.

Of course, many of the hashtags were on the topic of food, and featured everything from macarons for your pets...

... to French people's affinity for cheese, and bread, and pastry...

... especially cheese. 

... and especially camembert it seems...

... and the fact that you can buy mustard by the glassful...
And who could forget the famed baguette...

Which people get creative when it comes to transporting...

And if it's not in a back pocket, it's in a vending machine, apparently. 

Several took pleasure in the fact cider is often served in mugs (or "tea cups")...
And that you can get wine in little cartons, perfect for packed lunches.
And special bags to make your Croque Monsieur (cheese and ham toastie).
One person noted France's often strange pricing for its trains.
And it seems politicians' peculiar love lives are something particular to France as well.
And so are street protests by all kinds of trade unions.
All kinds indeed...
Many Twitter users were apparently aware of France's worrying smoking addiction and how it took form in daily life.

Very worrying, it seems...

A real addiction... 

And yes, France hasn't quite embraced vegetarianism yet (but it's getting there). 

Maybe one day...

But restaurants do know the value of conversation and food over surfing the web.

Meanwhile, fashion made an appearance...

Or two..

Elsewhere we found some foul play when it comes to using the tu form for "you" or the more polite vous.

The fact that dogs are welcome in bars and restaurants was an #OnlyInFrance moment too. 

... But hey, it's been happening for years...

The classic French game of pétanque and its sometimes quite serious players didn't escape attention of the Twittersphere... 

Public displays of affection were another topic that people associated with the French. 

And so were penis baguettes, of course. 
And lastly, what kind of #OnlyInFrance list would be complete without some cunning wordplay...?
Click here to see 30 more photographs that could ONLY have happened in France
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