• Salut is a common greeting in French. We present to you some interesting information about French and France.

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    French is a Romance language with 220M speakers worldwide. French is the official language of France and 28 other countries. Here we will share some astonishing details about the French language and French people.

    Rules of the French language are decided by Académie Française, established in 1635.

    E is the most used and W is the least used letter in French.

    The French are very formal people, and when greeting each other – they either shake hands or kiss on the cheek twice.

    The French don’t appreciate late arrivals.

    The French will always bring you flowers in even numbers and will expect the same from you.

    The French put utter importance to Table Manners, in addition to how the table is set.

    Talking about French culture; the word "culture" actually comes from France.

    French cuisine was inscribed by UNESCO in 2010 as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. Some classic French dishes include boeuf bourguignon, and coq au vin. Due to their unique concept called Terroir, which means “from the earth”, they are fond of eating locally produced meals.

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    Many French people dress in a sophisticated, professional, and fashionable style, but it is not overly fussy. Typical outfits include nice dresses, suits, long coats, scarves, and berets.

    Art is everywhere in France — particularly in Paris and other major cities — and Gothic, Romanesque Rococo, and Neoclassic influences can be seen in many churches and other public buildings. In Paris alone, there are an estimated 206 museums and 1016 art galleries. Authors are treated like stars in France.

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    The Louvre Museum in Paris is among the world's largest museums and is the most visited museum in the world with 10M visitors per year. It is home to many famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

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    The first fashion magazine ever to be published was created in France, back in 1678. It was called ‘Le Mercure Galant

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about French or France, let us all know!

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