The French love the small things in life. They love culture, dining out, shopping and museums. France is a country of festivals, friendship and sharing, and it's well worth your while experiencing this.
The pleasures of the French table
In France, the art of living is first and foremost about eating well. Ranked as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, the fame of French cuisine comes from the many chefs who have been able to translate their expertise abroad. Pastries, baked goods, traditional recipes, exceptional wines and culinary curiosities: each region has its own specialties. Don't hesitate to try them and surprise your plate.
France, a country of elegance
France is a worldwide display case of high and off-the-rack fashion. The French enjoy being elegant and are the kings of shopping. There are innumerable opportunities to window shop when strolling through French cities. Designer boutiques, second-hand shops, department stores and international brands: there's something for everyone and for all budgets.
The art of culture
The French enjoy exhibitions, concerts, the theatre and the darkened room at the cinema. In France, there is a very deep cultural offer. With the summer, festivals spring up throughout the country: an ideal way to discover culture and friendship à la française. French cultural creations (films, plays, painting, etc.) are also a window on the country's famous art of living.
The art of celebration
For the French, the art of living is first and foremost the art of enjoying yourself. Any occasion is the right time to go out. Like, for example the national day, July 14th, when there are the traditional firemen's balls. Earlier, in June, the Fête de la Musique scatters concerts about the streets. You can also discover the férias of the south-west of France, the Beaujolais Nouveau evenings and the Nuit Blanche: every reason is a good one for getting together and having fun.