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I Have Been to France

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    The Typical And The Unexpected

    France was an interesting place, and although we did much of the typical stuff when we got there, there were also unexpected moments and experiences that made visiting France a great time! We arrived in Paris, of course, and saw all of the typical places you might expect....the...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Maybe Had Enough...

    I'd always wanted to go there, as I have some French heritage.  I never had the chance, then suddenly, within 6 months, I got to go twice!  The first time was for my husband's job.  We stayed for two weeks, in Toulouse.  It was wonderful, because the company...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7, 2007

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    I've been to Paris ! My first trip abroad.

    It seemed very alien & far away :( I'm English :) the shops are lousy , gallery Lafaayet isn't so bad. I made the mistake of having a gourmet ticket ! That limited me to certain restaurants :) frogs legs around the side of the plate . And fish :( . I'm not keen on fish...
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M Jun 20

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    Calais

    I think it was Calais we went too, I was only about 7. We went by ferry and when we got there we stayed on a boat. I did like it but it could have been better. I used to have convulsions as a child, it was caused by over heating...so when we went they wouldn't let me out for long...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Nov 24, 2007

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    I live there part of the year,

    in Colmar, France. It's the most beautiful city!
    shadowwolfeut shadowwolfeut 51-55, M Mar 16

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    With School

    I went to France when i was about 13 on a school trip! we were there for 4 days and one day was in Disneyland! We didn't stay anywhere so the 3 days consisted of sleeping, eating, living on the coach!!! I thought it would be a horrible experience not being able to do what we...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F Mar 26, 2007

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    Many Times

    I've taken several holidays in France, but it seems that all the time I was there I should have been looking for cold toast to go with my Nuttella.
    Inspector999 Inspector999 46-50, M Aug 11, 2011

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    J'taime Paris.

    I was always brilliant in French class, I had a French pen pal and I loved going to French restraunts so you could imagine my happiness when I was surprised with a trip to France for my 16th birthday. It was February so it was FREEZING and I was happily cuddled in my hotel bed...
    LadyAdeona LadyAdeona 22-25, F Aug 2, 2012

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    Visited my Aunt who lives in Nice,

    France, and toured the whole French Riviera. With that I already decided on where I can retire...
    lavandelune lavandelune 26-30, F Apr 20

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    It's Gorgeous

    i've been three times,to paris and the south twice. it's only a 3 hour plane journey and it's amazing there.
    keepitinside keepitinside 16-17, F Oct 17, 2007

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    I Drove Past The Arc-de-triumph...

    ...during one of my excursions from Germany into France, but I enjoyed Euro Disney better than Paris.  
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M Mar 10, 2010

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    I Do Not Like France- bad experience

    I have been to France. I do not like it! I had a bad experience...Story  will follow
    csan csan 61-65, F Aug 7, 2007

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    Many Times

    I’m a big fan of France. I like France thanks to (my perception of) their attitude to life, work, and art. I love French music, and I love French sport. Oh and who could forget the delightful La Famille Garnier from Tour de France French course? But most of all I like France...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Feb 29, 2012

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    School Trips

    I've been to France three times for adventure holidays. PGL trips. They were amazing. We were in a beautiful resort in the South of France (don't ask me which one, I don't remember). The surroundings were amazing. There was a beautiful river nearby where we went for our water...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12, 2008

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    High In The Mountains

    I went to the alps in 2007.. We were really high up in the mountains. Although we stayed in only a little village for 3 weeks I still loved it a lot. There was still lots of fun things to do like bowling and tennis and mini golf. We had to walk a lot and there were loads of hills...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F Jan 18, 2010

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    Zut Alors, Les Escargots!

    I've been to France, and made some stuttering attempts to speak french, much to the consternation and despair of the French. Alas, it's only been in the company of my family, so I've yet to experience France as a truly grown adult. France, I suspect is a place that is well served...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 15 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    Oh France.

    it was the most beautiful time in my life. i've never been as happy as i was in france. can not wait to return.
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F Jan 24, 2009

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    I'd Rathur Not Go!

    Everywhere I go that is French has been a bad experience. First to Canada, PQ. Many times they pretend to not understand English. They all learn it in school. Then when I try to use a few French words, we got laughed at more than a few times. When I hear a visitor. here in the US...
    maninfl maninfl 70+, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    I Studied Abroad

    I studied for a semester in Cannes. It was the best time of my life.
    rocketqueen206 rocketqueen206 22-25, F Mar 31, 2013

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    My Dream...

    I fell in love with Paris the minute I stepped into the city. My dream is to live in the 18th arrondissement and soak in every bit of French culture I can. Shop at local cheese shops, fresh street markets, and sip wine at a cafe....A girl can dream can't she?
    Crayolahd Crayolahd 31-35, F May 16, 2012

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    France Tension

    I will be leaving to FRANCE next month all alone to the city called Lille. I'm not sure how that city and the job is going to treat me... I'm excited, scared, mixed feelings etc.... I don't even know french even a single letter..
    beingpositive beingpositive 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    As an American I was prepared

    for a terrible experience in France. Some people were rude, but most we welcoming and friendly. We were in a small town in southern France though, not Paris. I can't speak French but I learned a few easy phrases and shopkeepers would just start talking to me. I would smile...
    erieclover erieclover 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    J'ai Vecu La Pendant Cinq Ans

    It was a while ago, mind you.  I went to France to work for two months late in 1979 and came back to England late in 1984.  I'd have been in France to this day if it hadn't been for my father's untimely death....  Je me sentais chez moi, en France.
    reteps reteps 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 8

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    France Is Nice, the French Make It Suck..

    I have been to all the popular places, Beaune, Dijon, Vézelay, Strasbourg etc. The towns are nice. The architecture the food, quaintness. All that is taken away by the rudeness of it's people. For the most part if your american you are not welcome. No worries I hate them...
    Jamcojay Jamcojay 31-35, M Jul 16, 2007

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    I worked as an au pair in southern France

    for several months then almost 10 years later returned to study at the University of Burgundy for one semester. I love the French language. French culture, and well... France!
    AllForTheLoveOfEntropy AllForTheLoveOfEntropy 31-35, F Aug 16

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    Us Valor

    When I was in the service I was stationed at Ramstein Air base, Germany from May 2001 to June 2004. As Ramstein is in the western part of Germany in the Rhineland-Phalz region, it was very easy to travel to many of the countries of western Europe in just a couple of hours...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Last Month

    i was in Nantes last month, was really Warm, got really sunburnt, went to a metal festival in Clisson. was nice went on my own, french people are very friendly, was huge Carnival in Nantes on June 21st music and DJs everwhere i would recommend france
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    C'est Vrais

    Yes, I have been to France and discovered to my horror that is was teeming with French people.
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    I have been to France, Italy, Spain and China. All beautiful in their own unique way but France was my favorite
    isitpossible83 isitpossible83 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Brandona7x Brandona7x 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 5

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    About 10 years ago I went to the UK and France. That was one of the most amazing vacations I have been on.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I have been to, Norway, Denmark, England, Spain,Finland and Germany. also a short stop in France for breakfast on the way to spain.
    megirl36 megirl36 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I have been to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, France, Canada and S. Korea. Traveling and seeing the world is always a good time.
    TyLer10e TyLer10e 22-25, M Aug 18

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    I have been to.... Scotland England France Belgium Germany The Netherlands Spain (+Canary Islands) Italy Austria Switzerland Czech Republic Hungary Slovakia Norway Faroe Islands...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm from England and I have been to Scotland, Spain, France, Portugal and Turkey! I would love to visit the USA though!
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