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I Have Been to France

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 8

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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 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...
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M Jun 20

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Not that many really. I live in the UK, I went to Spain when I was 4, France when I was 9 and when I was 12 (actually I might have been 11, not sure but it doesn't really make much...
    CupcakeCarnival CupcakeCarnival 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have been to Australia, New Zealand, Florida, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Barbados, the SeyChelles, Bermuda, Grenada, The Maldives, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany...
    hermione118 hermione118 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    I have to say, I've never witnessed or experienced blocking at such a high frequency on any other site as much as on EP. It amazes me, humors me, and appalls me at times. Even...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 8

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    I've been so busy with school work , my son and other family things I haven't been on in forever . First I lost my second child a month ago so I've been going through that and...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Sep 13

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    My husband has been cheating on me with very young teenage prostitutes. We have been together 20 years. We are losing everything we worked for because of his drug, alcohol...
    taylorbubber taylorbubber 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Well that was fun...I had an accident at the farm and ended up with a concision...I have been here for 2 days now and I don't even know what happened...must have been bad cause my...
    BustyRedHead321 BustyRedHead321 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I have been cheated on more than a couple times, my latest ex cheated on me but is now texting me all the time.part of me feels like hey karma is a ***** because he says the new...
    LoudMouse LoudMouse 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I live in a city that is very expensive and only work in a fairly low paid industry. long story short I cant live with family and I am a Christian who believes it is better for me...
    funkykristi funkykristi 31-35, F Sep 10

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    I have been told for years I have a sexy voice. Now that I am of this time those I speak with tell me I sound much younger and very sexy....time has been generous to me!
    WhiteRosesDelivered WhiteRosesDelivered 66-70, F Sep 10

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years and he is my life but the guy before me was a jerk. He had sex with someone in my bed whilst I was at work luckily I was left off work...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I have been, and still am part of a really abusive selfish mother and an enabler father. My mother is so derailed mentally, she is viciously crewel. She has antagonized me from...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Oh boy do I have a story.....Let's just start by saying, I do not need anyone telling me how stupid I am....no one can tell me anything I haven't already said to myself....I have...
    chitownfool chitownfool 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't like that teachers do that with their students. I have been denied as a child and it was not good. They should be more lenient with allowing their students to use the...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 1

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    i have been complimented on my telephone voice many times. ive even had job offers to be a receptionist just because of my telephone voice. when i was a teenager it has gotten many...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have been physically abused by my alcoholic dad ever since I was in 3rd grade. He went to jail for a couple years but is now back. It has gotten better now that I am bigger and...
    ihill032299 ihill032299 16-17, M Sep 2

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    when i was working about one years ago i actualy involved by a project. That project give me a chances to meet my old friend the problem was the project was gone wrong. The thing...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M Sep 5

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    I have been depressed before~ People I knew had cancer 2 died 1 is surviving 1my grandma -died 2my friend -died 3 my mum -lived I was depressed The first time is when I found...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    To "I am the other man", FU you coward. Thanks for your part in destroying my marriage. Yes I made mistakes but have been man enough to change and not hide.
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I live in the USA. I am originally from ethiopia, people with good culture and value. I have been to Canada new found land- nice place and better life!
    greatmotuma greatmotuma 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    By my voice, looks and demeanor, I must have been told I resemble Jeff Bridges. Probably at least 100 times. No hyperbole.
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M Sep 7

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    If anyone thinks meehannah is a girl you have been scammed, "she" is actually a guy and he admitted it when we were messaging on k.ik Here is the proof
    Heyitsme69 Heyitsme69 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    A long while back, I went to Mexico to go to one of my closest friends hometown located in Michoacan, La Piedad. I possibly may have been the only Filipino person there when we...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 12

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