Twitter reveals 25 everyday 'problems' about life in France

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Twitter reveals 25 everyday 'problems' about life in France
Image: Lina Nordin

Twitter has helped reveal some everyday "problems" of living in France, including the danger of becoming addicted to cheese.


No matter how much we love the French lifestyle every foreigner will experience some everyday problems that seem very much unique to France. 
Twitter and its hashtag #Franceproblems has helped to reveal just a few, many of them of course would hardly be classed as "problems".

1. French waiters can think it is completely appropriate to chat up a woman and give their number.

2. Will you ever get the hang of greeting the French ?

3. Trying to find somewhere to eat can be difficult late afternoon when most French restaurants close.

4. Is there anyone strong enough to resist the temptations of French cuisine?

5. Some people clearly don't get the notion of fresh bread.

6. Planning your Sunday meals in advance is a must in France

7. Are France's top hobbies striking and smoking? 

8. As we all know jumping through red tape and form filling can take time in France.

9. It's true, red wine and very smelly cheese really are staples of the french diet and it sometimes matters what order they are consumed.

10. And that's not the only problem with smelly cheese.

11. Avoid walking in dog poo is a daily task in Paris.

12. It can be tough looking chic in Paris all the time.

13. Of those pesky fiscal stamps (timbre fiscal) needed for visas.

14. Is it impossible to find a good meat pie in France? 


15. French men have a reputation for finding their next love in the street. 

16. Yes, the hunt for a decent English/Scottish/Irish/Welsh/American breakfast can be tough.

17. Train strikes are a public hazard in France.

18. And finding an open food store can be problem in certain places.

19. Or even a bank.

20. Becoming addicted to French cheese is a real risk when living in France.

21. For non-EU citizens obtaining a visa can be an arduous process.

22. Drinking coffee becomes as normal as drinking water


23. Who hasn't heard their French neighbour having sex at least once?  

24. Have you ever been corrected on your French? Of course you have.


(Image by Lina Nordin)

25. Sometimes the bathroom facilities can leave a lot to be desired for those used to a certain standard of shower.

Anymore "problems" you have noticed then feel free to tweet them out to #Franceproblems.

by Lauren Belcher



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