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I Have Been to France

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    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 36-40, F Aug 16

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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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    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 8

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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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    Related Experiences

    In fact I have been to a lot,Germany ,France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Ireland but I have never been anywhere in...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Ever since a young age I have been travelling. The list has slowed down, but so far, I have been to: England Wales Scotland France Germany Belgium Luxembourg Spain Portugal Greece...
    thepotatochip thepotatochip 22-25, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Even tho Im 13, I have been able 2 travel 2 a lot of different countries. Sweden, France, Ireland, UK, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa...
    AdamV13 AdamV13 70+, M 5 Responses Oct 5

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    I have been to quite a few in my time. Ireland, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Egypt, Poland, Spain and Australia to name but a few but its not a dent to what I would like to see. I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 20

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    As of now I have been to Canada, Colombia, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Ghana, The Netherlands, France, England, Hungary, Serbia, more to come soon
    tuesdaythe17th tuesdaythe17th 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been out of my abusive relationship for many years about 7 years now and it is still something that haunts me. I don’t really have an outlet to talk about it and try and...
    Ruger1212 Ruger1212 31-35, F Oct 1

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    Facebook blocked me from joining groups for 30 days but its been 30 days and two weeks and I am still getting the message saying I am blocked. I am having problems joining and...
    jashbagash jashbagash 26-30, F Oct 6

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    Married 11 years,been with her for 15, never set eyes on another girl since marriage.I loved her, adored her,never had any problems between us.Just found out that she has been...
    vinnew vinnew 36-40, M 19 Responses Oct 6

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    I'm 18 and my girlfriend is 23, and we meant at our local mall. When I saw her, she was very beautiful, thick and looked really shy. Since I am shy as well, I tried to see if...
    JacksonTheCreator JacksonTheCreator 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    I have been with the father of my daughter for 6 years. 3 and a half of them married to him. The most recent time two years ago he was verbally abusive and controlling. He would...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    My grandmother has been emotionally(and sometimes physically) abusing for 7 years, but I have never told anyone. She is the kind of person no one would suspect of doing something...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    Who hasn't been caught by the deception of another's selfish acts. I am not a cheater, never have and never would. Its not for the lack of interest either. Many women have asked...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 20

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    Have been and still trying to come to terms with the factor and entirety of it all I have been with my partner 19 years Oh the hindsight of all the red flags now I can look back...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I've had a few relationships, but only two of the girls I dated I ended up falling on love with. The first was my first love (a bit obvious). The second was my recent ex. I trusted...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M Oct 21

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    Lately my emotions have been up at down lately. I'm not talking about being bi-polar but the things I'm surrounded with everyday seem to really **** me off. I'm not sure if it's...
    Arexa Arexa 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    yesterday I had to work naked in front of a woman and I loved it, What I do is clean carpets and some times I use chemicals that take the die out of your clothes and for this...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm 18 years old and I have just recently found out that my girlfriend of 6 months cheated on me 3 times In the past week. My girl friend is 15 and is known for being flirty. I...
    Bry4n Bry4n 18-21, M 9 Responses Oct 2

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    Before I started dating the girl I'm with now, I had been in a relationship for 5 years with what I had thought to be a great girl. We had what I thought to be a great relationship...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M Oct 6

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    This is my first time on this website. Everytime I have a night like this, I search for someway to express my feelings. The subject is that I have been in an abusive relationship...
    sfm21 sfm21 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm really worried about the way I'm being treated by the psychiatric professional in the uk . I have been very ill for the last three years to the point that I can not even do my...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    We could spend all night debating what love is. Some people will say I was too young to have been in true love. Some might argue it was a glorified lust. But I firmly believe it...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M Oct 21

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