Are the French really bad drivers?

5 Jul

French people have the reputation of being pretty reckless behind the wheel, but how true is that stereotype? Despite regular traffic violations, the number of deaths on French roads has dropped in recent years thanks to tough government policies. Mea…

The French are so rude! Or are they?

25 May

FRANCE 24 brings you its brand new monthly show, French Connections Plus. In this first episode, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula explore the ins and outs of French etiquette: why are French people considered so rude when there are so many rules go…

Do French women really not get fat?

5 Oct

Famous for being a leader in the fashion world, France is also trying to lead the way in combatting one of the industry’s darker sides: unrealistic body images that can lead to eating disorders. As it is, there’s a lot of pressure to be thin in France …