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CultureShock! France by Sally Adamson Taylor

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‘In France... it is impossible to disassociate the past from the present. There is no clear line to divide ancient from modern France, and what goes for architecture goes for the people, too.’—Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barrow, Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong

 

 

 

THE CIRCLES OF FRENCH LIFE

In 1787, English statesman Horace Walpole complained of the French ‘insistent airs of superiority’. Back then, they had a right to them. For 200 years, all civilised people in the Western world spoke and read French. International business and diplomacy ...

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