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I Am French

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    I was born in October 1990,

    here in the Loire valley, and I am of mixed antecedence, but so predominantly French. We French have the best of life.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I Speak French...

    ... and it's now easy to localise me in the world. Beside that, I'm sure it doesn't mean more about me...
    armoriste armoriste 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Je pouvais pas dormir cette nuit.

    Tu étais dans ma tête. Tu es toujours dans ma tête. J’ai marché partout dans la maison mes pieds refroidis par le carrelage froid. Sa ma rappelé à quel point tu me manques. Sa doit paraître ridicule pour toi de m’entendre...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am a daughter of France,

    defined by the Revolution. I am more. I was born here in Clermont Ferrand, educated here, and I feel at home here, but the whole country is my home, it's people my brothers and sisters, equals, and all I am is seen in the culture my country has. I am the creature of Descartes...
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am a daughter of Marseille.

    It is a city of a multiculture. Christian, Jewish and Muslim, but there are many others in the fabric of the city. Three thousand Buddhists live here too, and set us all an example. The city has so many colours and scents, the fragrance is of a busy, enterprising place. I...
    LauxQB LauxQB 18-21, F Dec 22, 2013

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    If My Grandmother Was Half French, What Does That Make Me?

    I only recently (a year or so ago) found out my paternal grandmother was half French. My dad didn't even know, mostly because they were killed when he was little and he was adopted. But he knew their names and I was able to find out that they were both killed in a concentration...
    sonjadupor sonjadupor 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Je Suis Française - I Am French

    Bonjour, Je suis Française parce que mon grand papa ma le dit.. Ma famille vient de France longtemp passer. But I speak English all day everyday now..
    DonnaMcEI DonnaMcEI 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 27, 2007

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    A Bit Strange..

    I'm pure French, yet I've lived in Sweden for a long period of time in which I got a chance to learn the culture, so I consider myself both Swedish and French. Although, this doesn't truly make sense, because I've lived in America for most of my life, though I do not consider...
    Krayons Krayons 16-18, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    I'm going on holiday to France soon,

    anyone want to practice my French with me?? (Ps I'm English and my French is very bad , I apologise in advance hahah) message me pleaseee
    untitled360 untitled360 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    About Me

    I am in a relationship with a wonderful woman and we share an apartment. We have two cats that can keep me running all day. I recently went through back surgery and now in therapy for a disk problem. I hope to return to normal soon, but it has been a month and I am getting a bit...
    Charleen78 Charleen78 26-30, F 5 Responses May 30, 2013

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    French Creole Descent

    My maternal grandfather's relatives were all French.  They came over to Canada and Louisiana in the 1600s and didn't learn English until WWI.  My Papaw couldn't even talk to his own grandparents because they spoke only French!  One branch of the family though did...
    Lurker Lurker 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2008

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    Toujours, toujours, je suis une francaise!

    I was born in France, with a good amount of French blood! I am a French national.
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I am a Parisian who lives close to the Arc de

    Triomphe. The café that my family owns often gets a lot of tourists and I (unintentionally) end up having to drop out of my barista work for the day to become a tour-guide, helping tourists get to destinations and whatnot. I really should get paid for that!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 4

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    Salut les gens ! Si jamais vous aimez le nord

    ou allez le visiter ou si jamais vous avez juste envie de me dire bonjour, eh bien ne vous privé pas!
    antitoyz antitoyz 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    My dad is going to sent me Rosetta Stone So

    when I got to nice in the summer to visits I don't sound like a compete dumbass. I mean I know enough to not get lost but I can improve alot -./
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    My Name Is Azalais Sacconi

    I am twenty-one, a child of the winter, darkness, and I live with my father and my two brothers in Limoux, near Carcassonne in southern France. I was born here, and I have a job here. I am one metre seventy tall, I weigh forty-eight kilos, my measurements are 80.58.85. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    My Name Is Julie

    I speak English fairly good, but sometimes I may need to work out what you say!I am eighteen years old, I will be nineteen in July, and I am studying art at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle. I live in rooms in Paris, but my family are at Boissy St Leger just to the south east of the city.I...
    MartinArt MartinArt 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Only thirty percent. And I can speak broken

    French Not too good at reading it, can understand If you speak it. Something people wouldn't think I was righting the back from meeting me.
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I am blood French and I speak French (thank you

    Canada). I also love French fries! (Though they were actually invented in Belgium according to my french textbook.)
    purrfectrosie purrfectrosie 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    J'ai toujours été en mesure de parler

    français, mais j'ai à peine jamais la chance de l'utiliser. Mais je dois un ami à l'école et il apprend, alors maintenant moi et l'avoir comme un langage secret :3
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 13

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    Apparently this is where

    both sides of my family originate. So technically I am NOT french.
    greenmountainmomma greenmountainmomma 31-35, F Jan 30

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    I was born in Avignon in 1991,

    no not near the bridge! My father is French, through and through.My relatives are spread throughout the world, but for a long time after my parents divorced I lived in Germany with my mother.I am in France again now!
    Desartes Desartes 22-25, F 4 Responses May 8

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    I am from Paris, but I currently live in La

    Défense. I work as a teacher and a part-time barista. I am having trouble on whether to move to Britain or stay here in France. What a dilemma!
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I was born here in Toulon in September 1991,

    so I shall soon be twenty three years old. I have two sisters, one elder and one younger. My elder sister is married now, she'd lives in Marseille with her husband, and she is expecting their first child. My youngest sister is fifteen.
    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I Am Part French

    I love this part of my heritage.  I am from Louisiana, and there is a lot of French ancestry there, as well as culture and food.  When I had the opportunity to visit France recently, I was struck by how like Louisianians the people in the south of France are. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2007

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    Yes I'M French But:

    -I don't wear beret while riding a bicycle with a basket full of baguettes -I shave my legs and I don't smell bad -I don't hate American people -I don't believe I'm superior to everyone else -I don't wear designers' clothing (Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton )Few people in France...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    I absolutely love this country,

    the people, its language, the landscape, the cities. I love visiting my relatives there. France is so beautiful!
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    A little Auvergnaise blood!

    Somewhere near the volcanoes. I want to visit the locale soon!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Allo Allo

    I am French... Speaking. I dream in French. I think in French. I went to a school in France. Most of my good friends are French. Im going to retire somewhere in France. I am French in many ways. But Im not French. Im multi-lingual, Duchessforthright
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 5 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    My mother's maiden name means "of [location"

    or "from [location]", and the location is in France. I don't know how far back you'd have to find an actual relative born in France, however. My parents, grandparents, and I were born in Canada.
    FD2014 FD2014 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I Am French

    My parents are from an island Sao Tome e Principe and they came in France about 35 years ago. I am born in France and never left of the town where I was born. Am I the only French living in France on this website ?
    brunie brunie 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2009

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    Un Français De Plus !

    Hé bien oui je suis français ! J'y ai toujours vécu et j'y vis encore ! Il y a des avantages ( +) et des inconvénients (-) Merci aux membres EP qui me liront ! J'espère que mon anglais ne sera pas une torture pour vous ! So ... I'm french ! I've always lived in France...
    pereim pereim 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I am quarter French. My German grandmother met

    my French grandfather after WWII had just ended. I was the first child in the family, so I automatically was his first granddaughter. Although he died too soon when I was only 5 years old, I still remember a lot as if it was yesterday. He taught me a lot. I am endlessly proud...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    A True Frenchwoman At Last!

    At 11.00am this morning, Marie and I became fully fledged citizens of la République Française! We’d heard there were a couple of vacancies (left by Gerard Depardieu and Brigitte Bardot) so it seemed the ideal time.Notwithstanding a two year wait and loads of paperwork, this...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    My Mother Is An Immigrant From Mézel

    My mother is fresh off the boat French, from Mézel. She was in the US on business when she met my father. They fell in love, and they got married after a two years, part of which was long-distance (and this was before the internet). My father is from two 100% German, third...
    charbakes charbakes 26-30, F Aug 30, 2011

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    My experience as a French?

    Well I speak French.
    rony94 rony94 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I have some French blood,

    from Perpignan. My antecedents were farmers from the Tet valley.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F Jun 26

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    Part* French. My Great Gramma was born in

    France. I don't know how to speak much just how to say I love you and count.
    Lynzee13 Lynzee13 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Une Fille De France

    I was born in Lille in January 1993. My parents came from the opposite ends of the country, effectively, since my mother was born in Rodez, and my father in Roubaix. Yes, two 'R's'. I was named Elodie Marie-Chantal. When I was six my parents divorced, and the next six years I...
    p2bastrawberry p2bastrawberry 18-21, F Aug 13, 2013

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    J'ai Créé Monexperience.fr

    Je me suis rendu compte qu'il n'existait aucun site équivalent à ExperienceProject sur le web francophone ! Par conséquent, j'ai créé le site MonExperience.fr, dans le but de créer des communautés d'entraide pour que chacun puisse partager son expérience avec des gens qui...
    Christophe75 Christophe75 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    I was born in St-Germain-en-Laye

    and I had lived the first 9 years of my life in France. After that, I moved to Canada with my parents. My mother and father are both black people from Mauritius. When I meet people and they ask me where I came from, I tell them France. And they ask again : "But what is your real...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Everything about me is French.

    From my name to my appearance. I grew up in a Dutch town speaking French at home. Everyone says French men are so sincere and romantic and such. My father was the kind of valley-redneck-you-don't-wanna-mess-with French. He was the exception to the stereotypes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18

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    So What If I Am?

    My husband gives me SUCH grief over this! It's not like I've ever been to France...I eat french fries. I love them! That's about as French as I feel, really. Oh, and french kissing, looove that! haha. I suppose it's kind of sad that French blood runs through my veins and I don't...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    Dashbro Dashbro 36-40 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Only Half French

    New to the site... I am of French decent from mother's side of the family. I am named after my great-great-great grandmother who was the last of us born in France. We like genealogy, and learned we are from the Avignon area. Also, still have relatives in the area. I'm learning...
    sojo34OO sojo34OO 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Let's see my father is from Ireland

    and mother is from the Ukraine. My patents where in France when they had me. (odd I know) we had moved to several countries while I was growing up. But staid there a majority of my life.
    ravenQueen ravenQueen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye,

    France. I moved to Canada when I was 9 years old. I plan to go back definitely to France after the birth of my daughter.
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F Apr 14

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    If anyone wants to talk about being a frenchie

    im open :) Also, if non frenchies have questions about france, i can help!
    indiasia indiasia 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Mes Ancêtres:)

    Mon arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière-arrière grand-père (quelque chose comme ça:P) était un Français :) pareil pour sa femme. Leur fils est venu s'installer au Québec... et voil...
    Fleurdelys Fleurdelys 16-18, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2007

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    I recently found out I'm French

    after I learned the language, learned the culture, and decided to study abroad there haha
    cuteshyginger cuteshyginger 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Actually Cajun

    I'm really an eighth Acadian, but through family history I discovered that I'm the multi-great-grandchild of some Duke from Orleans (the one in France, not the New one). It's a big difference being Cajun versus French because as far as I've seen, we're like the rednecks in the...
    JetFodder JetFodder 22-25, F Jul 24, 2013

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    Being A Druze Girl In Modern France

    My name means 'morning star of heaven', I am Druze, of French mother and Lebanese father. For all my life I learn that I must be modest and I find it difficult to fit in. At school it was a problem. Since I am working for the city government I am wearing short skirts and dresses...
    Atarshamayim Atarshamayim 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Je Suis Une Francaise!

    I was born in April 1989 in Nimes, Gard in the south of France. My family moved north, first to the south of Paris, and then to Lille. We finally settled here in Tournai during my pre-teen years. My parents split up when I was young and my father has gone off the family radar. My...
    ChouChou9 ChouChou9 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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