Things That Will SHOCK You About France

Visit France - 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About Visiting France on Holiday.
Culture Shock France: If you are heading to France, whether it be to Paris or the Riviera there are a few things that might shock the average tourist. Here is our list of 12 things that will shock you about visiting France. 
1. The Amount of People Who Smoke
2. How Friendly the People Are
3. Business Hours 
4. Look but don't touch parks and markets
5. Dog Poop... Lots of Dog Poop...
6. Topless beaches
7. You need to speak a little French
8. How Restaurants Close in the afternoon
9. How Fantastic the Food is
10. The Free Range Children
11. France is More Than Just Paris
12. The Amount of Beggars You See (and pickpockets)

10 Things That Will SHOCK You About France 


A walk around the city of Paris France during a period of one week in December 2011. 

Paris, being my favorite city, was deserving of a longer film. I hope that this longer, yet 'small scratch of the surface' film of this magnificent city shall convince you to visit for yourselves and experience all that Paris has to offer first hand. Bon Voyage!

With Google Maps, you may get an even better idea of these spots by cross referencing the image description to the map:


10 best places to see in Paris

The French Revolution Documentary History Channel


Napoléon Bonaparte Full Biographic Documentary

Napoleon dominated European affairs for almost two decades while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. 

He won the large majority of his battles and seized control of most of continental Europe before his ultimate defeat in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his #campaigns are studied at #military schools worldwide and he remains simultaneously one of the most celebrated and controversial #political figures in European #history.

In civil affairs he implemented a wide array of liberal reforms across Europe, as summarized by British historian Andrew Roberts:

The ideas that underpin our modern world—meritocracy, equality before the law, property rights, religious toleration, modern secular education, sound finances, and so on—were championed, consolidated, codified and geographically extended by Napoleon.

To them he added a rational and efficient local administration, an end to rural banditry, the encouragement of science and the arts, the abolition of feudalism and the greatest codification of laws since the fall of the Roman Empire


The Wisdom of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo - Les Misérables 1958 Full Movie

MORE ABOUT: Les Misérables (1958 film) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Les Misérables is a 1958 French-East German-Italian film adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel released in France on March 12, 1958. Written by Michel Audiard and René Barjavel, the film was directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois. It stars Jean Gabin as Jean Valjean.


The bishop's background is briefly sketched rather than detailed as in the novel. Javert is a young boy, the son of a guard in the Toulon prison when he sees Valjean as a convict. Sister Simplice admits Valjean and Cosette to the convent instead of Father Fauchevent. Thénardier, in disguise, meets Marius and proves to him with the help of newspaper clippings that he is completely mistaken about Valjean's criminal past.

Jean Gabin as Jean Valjean/Champmathieu
Bernard Blier as Javert (father and son)
Danièle Delorme as Fantine
Bourvil as Thénardier
Elfriede Florin as La Thénardier
Giani Esposito as Marius Pontmercy
Béatrice Altariba as Cosette
Martine Havet as young Cosette
Silvia Monfort as Éponine
Mireille Daix as young Éponine
Jimmy Urbain as Gavroche
Serge Reggiani as Enjolras
Fernand Ledoux as Monseigneur Myriel
Isabelle Lobbé as Azelma
Jean d'Yd as Mabeuf
Jean Murat as Colonel Georges Pontmercy
Lucien Baroux as Monsieur Gillenormand
Suzanne Nivette as Mademoiselle Gillenormand
Jacques Harden as Courfeyrac
Marc Eyraud as Grantaire
Werner Dissel as Brevet
Beyert as Bahorel
Hans-Ulrich Laufer as Combeferre
Gérard Darrieu as Feuilly
Pierre Tabard as Prouvaire
Henri Guégan as Laigle
Julienne Paroli as Madame Magloire
Laure Paillette as Toussaint
Madeleine Barbulée as Soeur Simplice
Christian Fourcade as Petit Gervais
Bernard Musson as Bamatabois
René Fleur as The cardinal
Ardisson as A gendarme
Jean Ozenne as The prefect of Montreuil
Bernard Musson as A bourgeois
Gerhard Bienert as The president of the court
Harry Hindemith as Un Barnard


French Bourbons: Kings, Queens and famous mistresses


All Kings, Emperors, and Presidents of France


French Revolution - Execution of Louis XVI

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Émile Zola - Wikipedia

The Strange Death of Emile Zola | History Today



The life of Emile Zola (1/2) 

The life of Emile Zola (2/2) 

Albert Camus  

Honoré de Balzac  

Marcel Proust  



Alexandre Dumas  

Gustave Flaubert  

Michel Houellebecq  

André Gide  

Jean-Paul Sartre  

Simone de Beauvoir  


Charles Baudelaire 

Jean Racine  

Jules Verne  

Jules Verne bibliography 

François-René de Chateaubriand  

George Sand  


Jean Genet  

Stéphane Mallarmé  

Alfred de Musset  

Marguerite Duras  

Louis-Ferdinand Céline  

J. M. G. Le Clézio   Nobel Prize in Literature 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  

André Malraux  


Popular People Born In "France


Lists of French films


List of French singers


Jacques Cousteau


Jacques Cousteau interview (1991)

Ocean Explorer Jacques Cousteau talks about the importance of conservation because as he puts it, "air and water are the fruits of life."

the interview (1991) not available on youtube 

The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau - South to Fire and Ice

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