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Are the French rude, or is it a big misunderstanding?

Latest update : 2018-02-22

By Florence VILLEMINOT

The French (and in particular Parisians) don't have a reputation for being the most polite people in the world, with tourists often complaining about how rude they can be. And yet, etiquette is taken seriously in France: A whole network of rules governs just about everything, from how to say "Hello" to how to behave at a dinner party. Join us as we explore this paradox.