Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1844 posts, RR: 13 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
I've been watching the threads against France build up over the last couple of months and it occured to me: the French might actually be getting concerned that they've replaced the United States as "World's most hated nation"TM.
So, whatever you think of the French Government's policies, let's celebrate what you like about the French country:
AOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1327 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
Héhé, thank you very much for this thread !
Let me add a link about the TGV: http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/tgv/tgvindex.html
I'm a train fanatic since I'm born, and the TGV is of course my favourite train, especially the TGV Duplex !
A ride in the upper deck of the TGV Duplex from Marseille to Paris via the Méditerrannée high speed track amazing ! The max speed is 300km/h, and it takes no more than 3h10 to go from Marseille to Paris gare de Lyon (1h30 by plane).
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
In addition to loving French cheese, wine, chocolate and food in general, as well as the Concorde, the Louvre, Paris, la Tour Eiffel and many other things French, I always thought Peugeots were neat cars. Sure, the build quality was never very good, but I spent quite a bit of time behind the wheel of an uncle's 505 S Turbodiesel, learning to drive stick in the spring of 1985. The car was brand-new at the time. I loved the heated seats, and all the funky controls.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1270 times:
I remember seeing Mont Blanc when we were staying at Les Deux Alpes and were skiing on the glacier. We could see down all the valleys and the cloud was rolling down, and underneath the blanket you could see all the little French Hamlets... nice.
A beautiful part of the world, especially considering it was 22C when we got there .
B747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
I love France... My grandpa lived in France during his college years and it's awesome. I've been to France 3 times in my life and I would dare to say they were the best trips in my life. I just love the French culture and I specially like how their government stands for their views without really caring what the US or any other nation thinks.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6390 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
For me, nothing beats taking a day off to go to Port Grimaud, settle down on the beach for a few hours, then take a walk through the city itself, looking at all the huge boats inthere.. And then, in the late afternoon, take the short ride over to St. Tropez, and take a walk along the harbor, looking at even more huge boats before settling down at one of the beach front cafe's and enjoying a nice meal while the sun slowly sets.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9130 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1172 times:
I like the country as a whole - culture, cities, food, drink, Airbus, TGV... Of the few parts of France I really got to know, I love Paris most. A cosmopolitan metropolis with lots and lots of nice ancient buildings and one great scenery - tell me where I can get that in Germany.