The French are “different.” You’ll often hear this in
conversations among the “Anglo-Saxons,” as the French like
to call English-speakers. “Different” means charming,
challenging, questioning, stylish, and doing things in their own
way and to their own advantage. So what qualities make them
so distinctive? And how do you get through to them? By
looking at the attitudes and values of the French, and
explaining how French life and business works.
Culture Smart! France shows you how to fit in as a foreigner. It
gives practical advice on how to avoid faux pas and how to
behave in different contexts. It takes you through French
history, festivals, and traditions, and describes the French at
home, on the road, in the restaurant, and at work. Above all,
we show you how the French communicate, and how to get
the best out of this idiosyncratic and brilliant people.