:French Cultural Facts:
Quebec City, the capital of Quebec, Canada, is a mix of traditional European and North American cultural elements. The historic neighborhood of Old Quebec has a classic Old World European feel to it: narrow cobblestone streets, old stone brick buildings, cafes and boutiques on every corner. Surrounding it is Quebec City itself, a modern city tight-packed with tall buildings and busy freeways. Together, they create a diverse amalgamation of French, English, and North American cultural influences.
The Metric System
Like most other countries in the world, all french-speaking countries use the metric system. With Celsius, the freezing point of water is 0 degrees (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and the boiling point is 100 degrees (212 degrees Fahrenheit), so a comfortable temperature for someone living in one of these countries would seem a lot lower to someone more familiar with the Fahrenheit scale. For example, 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) would be a nice temperature. Anything above 35 degrees would be too hot, and anything below 0 degrees too cold.