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I'm french. All of those facts aren't entirely true.

Previous generation of women (like born in the early 70's) had learn to sew, knit and cook at school and at home, now you can't learn that at school... Some men and women have learn it from their mothers, or private lessons... Lots of young adults are single, or later are divorced, and want to know how to not depend on another person.

Don't forget after WWII, lots of french women were widows, so they had to be independant to raise their children, and the children had to help around the house, boy or girl, and they raised their children the same, so we don't feel the need to ask for permission before dressing or having an activity, which doesn't mean we don't discuss it with out family or partner.

And if you buy a french baguette from a good bakery, it will still be edible the next day ! ?
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Some shops are opened on sunday, depends on the location and business genre.

Not all the restaurants allowed dogs, you may want to check before. Sometimes they allow them with a leash near your table.

What is true in Paris may be only in Paris...
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I mean, i don't know who gave you this facts and who told you they were double check, but My oh My ! they're all so full of shit.

Please, shut this post down. It's a shame for you, making you the fools in the joke...

Women can sew, as men, but it's more often women a their mother or grandmother taught them, and not the boys as the misconception of what men / women can / should do continue to exist.

Shop are open on sunday in big cities,l ike in the U.S.. But if you're in a rural area, it'll be closed yes.

Women often ask their men if this or that attire is fine and if they find them pretty in them, as everyone makes with their loved one or besties...

Men aren't as stylish as you tend to think. Most of them wear jeans a pull-over / sweater... moreover in the suburbs it's more likely jogging and sweater.

Lunchtime is mostly 40mn during work week, less if you're in big cities. it can be up to 1 hour ; but 2 hours lunch are " rarissime" ( do you think companies would pay for employee who would have such long lunch break every day???)

The 112 phone number isn't te firemn, it's a global number for all E.U. member countries.

When you call 112 you'll get in touch with a call center deciding if you need firemen, EMT, cops or something else.

Central heating is also very commun in cities with big flat lot, or in popular district.

But there's no central heating for town with individual housing solution.

For the building with central heating, it's working from Oct. 15th to April 15th.

It's for the lobbies and the flat.

The recommended temperature in any given room is around 65°F, so yes, it's a bit cold, but, you know, better for the babies, for the blood pressure, for the environment...

You can ask for a menu, cause if the waiter still haven't given you the "carte", he will bring you the menu and not the 3 courses meal.

And not often will your dog be allowed with you as there's a law again animals in food shop ( bakery, restaurant, etc.) so further less will you be gratis bread and water for them...

So please, stop the b*llshit and don't ask a stranger to speak about the very essence of a country, unless it's been living there for long enough to have been in big and small cities and lived 2 different states
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Those bloggers do not shine by their ability to step back before posting and are much more characterized by their tendency to exacerbate biases, which is exactly the case here, except from a couple of common information that everyone knows already. This article only shows a narrow-minded view of France, probably coming from small talks and bla-bla with one or 2 French people, met during a photo shot session...
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I've only been to Paris, but I loved it. A friend who lived there at the time bought croissants specially so we could have a "French breakfast". Didn't have the heart to tell him that in South Africa the croissants are just as good!
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