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I am curious why you chose France. It has been many years since I was there and I was favorably impressed by the art and culture but was put off by how rude people were in the big cities. They really did not like foreigners of any nationality.

I was in France for three weeks this summer, and didn't find that to be any more true than anywhere else in the western world -- people are nearly always nicer to strangers in the countryside than the big city. If a Frenchman spent half a trip in rural New York state and half in New York city I'm sure he'd say something similar.

But even in Paris people were friendly enough. Now there are some cultural differences -- if you expect quick service, even at McDonalds, you're insane but it's not like the locals get treated differently.

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