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I Have Been to France

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    I've been to France like 8 times.

    I love the country and the nature!
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F Feb 12

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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 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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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 51-55, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I live there part of the year,

    in Colmar, France. It's the most beautiful city!
    shadowwolfeut shadowwolfeut 51-55, M Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 am from France🇫🇷!

    !! Is anybody here from France?👍
    HollywoodFashion HollywoodFashion 18-21, F Mar 14

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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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    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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    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 20, 2014

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    I visited my brother at his b&b in Provence.

    I offered to help him fix a stone wall on his property. He thanked me for the offer, and said he would get someone local, the Romans built it two thousands years ago.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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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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    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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    My life for these past few months has been a roller coaster ride and a whirlwind of events that has shaped me to be a somewhat stronger person. I have been in fights with my...
    olarte718 olarte718 18-21 Mar 18

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    I think we all have been told this line, even just once. IDK if its just me, but I'd rather receive any compliment than this. It makes me too dependent on my physical appearance...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Yahallo!~ This is Lydia returning from It's-been-forever-Land! A lot has been going on lately. I have moved in with my new gf (a bit hasty I know but we were just so compatible). I...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    Okay Im pretty much done with my friends. Like seriously I am really upset. I have always been the one to text my friends first so I decided it was their turn. It's been two weeks...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    On more than one occasion in my life I have been told that I am no good to anyone on this Earth and never will be. I have been told that I am useless and that I will never amount...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F Mar 7

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    I have been in an emotionally abusive relationship for 11 yrs now. We have a 6 yr old son together. Things started off good he was laid back , funny, charming , hardworking...
    mnc13085 mnc13085 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I have been in numerous countries and I have my passport all marked up by customs officials from those countries to prove my claim. I have been to Europe, Far East, Israel, South...
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    I have been cheated on repeatedly by the same partner. I have been cheated on by several men in my past and I believe they all did but just were slick enough to not get caught. I...
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    Never for anything bad. I have been picked up at a bridge once when I was going to jump off it and other times when people have been concerned that I was suicidal.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 5 days ago

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