Thalby Guide to French People and SocietyThe France Series
This guide has been curated with care by French reporters, correspondents and researchers. It brings you all the social insight you need and helps you understand how French people live, love and work today and why communities are the way they are. Think of it as having coffee with your smart and trusted friend living in Paris.
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“Art de vivre” or “art of living,” which prioritizes quality meals and a good life.
Did you know that 96% of French families still make time to eat dinner together each week?
France’s ancient education system.
Did you know that the University of Paris was founded in 1150 AD?
The famous 35-hour work week.
Despite working shorter weeks, did you know that French workers are some of the most productive in the world?
The enduring importance of bread,
Did you know that French people consume 6 billion baguettes a year?
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