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How would the Michelin Guide rate the best hotels?
With four stars
What is a sabot?
A wooden shoe
What is a french high school called?
What driving offense is the most punished?
Driving under the influenece of alcohol
Where would you find a bidet?
In a bathroom
Where would you find a couchette?
On a train
What good is a jeton?
Token for pay telephone
What kind of men are pictured on French money?
What form of you would you use with an adult?
What is Orly?
An airport in Paris
How many children does he average married couple have?
In what does Père Noël put candies?
At a formal dinner, where do the host and hostess sit?
at ends oppostie each other
Who would you find in a maison de retraite?
An old person
What percentage of the world does not use the metric system?
What do the French exchange on New Year's Day?
Cards and sometimes gifts
In France, which type of wedding is required by law: civil or religious?
What is meant by francophony
What is the material of a coiffe?
What is celebrated on November 11?
Memorial Day, end of World War I
Where would you most likely find Par avion written?
On an envelope
What color are the uniforms for the agents de police?
What is a PTT?
A post office
What is a station thermale?
France is second to what other country as leading exporters of food and drink?
What percentage of the French is raised Catholic?
What is a carnet?
A book of ten metro tickets
Who celebrates the Fête de Ste. Catherine on November 25?
Why would someone visit a station thermale?
To be cured
Where would you go as a tourist to get information about a city?
What is une mairie?
A town hall
Where would you find a chauffe eau?
What is le mistrai?
A cold north wind in Southern france
What is the difference between gendarmes and agents de police?
gendarmes- military police who deal with emergencies; agenrs- Paris traffic police
What was the Place de la Concorde called during the Revolution?
Place de la Revolution
Which comes first: l'école primaire or l'école maternelle?
What is the National greeting in France?
Kisses on each cheek
What is a lycee mixte?
Co-ed high school
What do children hunt at Easter
if you call en PCV, who pays?
The party you are calling
When arguing, what is the one thing the French will not do?
At what age do children begin a lycée?
Where do French people prefer to die?
What is the MLF?
Womens Liberation Group
When is the French Labor Day?
If a taxi is free in Paris, will the light be on or off?
When do the French celebrate La Toussaint?
What flower symbolizes death?
What do the French do after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve?
Go home and eat a big dinner
How many kilometers equal one mile?
What is the primary religion of France?
What is the Sorbonne?
What would you not do with bread at a table?
Do windows usually swing inwards or outwards?
What are the two units of money in France?
Franc and centime
What is Maxim's?
A restaurant in Paris
What is a bourrée?
What do French people do upon leaving each other?
What is a centre commercial?
A shopping center
What does service compris mean?
Tips is included
How many centimes are in a franc?
What is the SNCF?
The railroad system
For which must one pay tuition: école maternelle or jardin d'enfants?
What is the legal voting age in France?
What is a zone bleue?
What fraction of the French live in Paris?
What does défense de on a sign mean?
Dont do it!
What is an Hôtel de Ville?
A town hall
What does every French home have at Christmas?
What would you do at Les Galeries Lafayette?
What is a Bateau Mouche?
Tourist boat on the Seine
In which hand do the French hold the fork while eating?
What is La Concorde?
a very fast commercial airplane
At what kind of market would you look for a objet d'antiquite?
flea market, marche aux puces
What is a Michelin book?
a tourist guide book
What is tutoiement?
speaking familiarly with someone
What was the nickname of the central food market, Les Halles?
the Stomach of Paris
Why do thatched roofs in Normandy have flowers growing along their tops?
to keep witches from landing
In France, a person is guilty until proven innocent: true or false?
What is the difference between French and Spanish bullfighting?
French are chase by bulls: Spanish kill them
What is the largest airline in France?
Who is Père Fouettard?
He accompanies Père Noël and punishes bad children at Christmas time.
Are the French taking more or less leisure time than before?
Where would you find a concierge?
What is the name of the compressive exam students take at the end of their last year in school?
What would you find at a marché aux puces?
What is the sytème D?
using ingenuity to get something for nothing
What would you find on a Colonne Morris?
what is a minuterie?
a timed light in an apartment building
What is the role of the parrain and the marraine?
godparents- they raise the children on death of the parents
What is the French attitude toward public display of affection?
they ignore it or greet it with a smile
What is a résidence secondaire?
a summer house or cottage
Where would yo go to make a long-distance call?
What is the national greeting in France?
kisses on each cheek
Where in Paris were duels fought?
Place des vosges
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