note culturelle

Being polite

Its polite to bring a meal to a french home when invited. Candy and flowers are associated with death. When having a conversation you avoid these topics; someones age, profession, salary, or political affliction.
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note culture

Some french teenagers rooms don't have closets in the bedroom so they have wardrobes. Most families only have one TV in a room everyone can watch. Bathrooms in France have only a sink and a bath/shower. The toilet is in a separate little room. Having a phone is expensive in France there is a charge for each call made, for this few teens have phones.
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complimenting

when you compliment a french persons home or possessions the response will be the same as if you complimented the persons clothing or appearance. Tu troves? c'est vrai? are standard responses to compliments. remember that merci is not the only appropriate response.
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notre-dame de chartes

one of the most famous Gothic cathedarls, was built in the thirteen century on a site where a cathedrals stood since the sixth century. the cathedetral can easily be recognized by its different towers--the plain Romanesque tower on the left and the more ornate Gothic tower on the right it on the photo below. Chartes still has the most of its original stained-glass windows, famous for their rich colors, and its great size.
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