Visiting a French Home
The do's, don'ts, and expectations
A Typical French Home
Bedrooms usually don't have closets, so instead clothes are kept in armoires. The family usually just has one television, and teenagers probably won't have a phone in their room, since it costs per call in France. La salle de bains, the bathroom, has a shower or bath and a sink. There's a separate room for the toilet. Beds often have a traversin, which is a long pillow.
When you compliment a French person on their home, they probably won't just respond with "Merci." Here are some other common responses to compliments:
Tu trouves? - You think?
C'est vrai? - Really?
Vraiment? - Really?
C'est gentil! - That's nice!
Notre-Dame de Chartres is a beautiful, old cathedral. It was built in the 13th century and is a stunning example of Gothic Architecture.