Why is ketchup banned in French schools?

As others already answered, ketchup is not and was never banned in France !But you might have heard about the 2011 French government decree about school catering, which received a surprisingly extensive, but far from accurate, coverage by the British and American press...Let's start from

What do French elementary and junior high students and parents think about the ban on cell phone use in school?

What do French elementary and junior high students and parents think about the ban on cell phone use in school?It is civic autoritarism.Teenagers now have ways to communicate beyond the school borders, and school lost its

What would happen if France or England said they want the Channel Tunnel demolished?

Demolishing the Channel Tunnel remotely legally would require either the French or UK governments to take over the ownership of the asset, currently the property of Eurotunnel, which is a public company traded on Euronext.That might be tricky, since it is a company with assets in two countries, and an international listing,

How Strong would NATO and the EU be if Le Pen Pulled France out of both?

The EU would collapse as a political entity. Period. Germany would become too strong in comparizon of others countries. Without check and balances between the 3 or 4 major european countries, the EU would be a mere economic market under German rules. Maybe some smaller Unions would be created on a regional level instead of continental.France

What if France invaded Germany in WW2?

Neither the French nor the British Armies were psychologically prepared to go to war in 1939/40. Their political leadership was convinced they would be able to

What would happen to the channel tunnel if the UK went to war with France?

Not much. Even when two countries are at war with each other, there are usually many reasons to keep passageways between them open. There is even a road between north and south Korea (below) despite their being technically at war for almost 70 years.

What do French elementary and junior high students and parents think about the ban on cell phone use in school?

What do French elementary and junior high students and parents think about the ban on cell phone use in school?It is civic autoritarism.Teenagers now have ways to communicate beyond the school borders, and school lost its

What would happen if France's population disappeared?

A bit of chaos but nothing too massive. people would scramble to find out what happened and will it happen again. then colonization into the empty space begins and a rush to secure france's nukes.germans, swiss and spanish all would colonize france.

What is a common myth about French people?

Common myth ..... is that they all drink and drink a lot .My experience is that many French people do Not Drink and have never drunk .They serve wine with meals .Some drink more than others but in general they drink less than the Brits and the Americans

Why do so many European nations dub foreign TV?

In the UK TV/films are almost invariably subtitled (in fact I can't think of an exception).Whether this is a good thing (commercially) is debatable. The foreign language films are popular (Scandinavian Noir thrillers abound on UK TV) - but are usually only aired on the more niche

Why do French people dislike African people?

Dear Sir,your question contains a wrong premise: namely that French would dislike Africans. This is plainly wrong.Come to France and you will see that millions of african people live here and that european french citizens do have a lot of african culture in their blood, be it music, way of thinking... Plus, we see in France a lot of

How did the 'Black Death' affect France?

Here is a short overall view of the plagu's impact on France The Plague - France in the Late Middle Ages - History - France - EuropeI'll add a personnal witness. In the pyrénées mountains where my grandmother had a old house, we used to go hiking in the nearby (and low) mountainside. We stumble

What is the biggest myth about France?

That the French are rude. Not so.Like citizens of big cities around the world, e.g, New York City, Parisians walk down the sidewalk with a somewhat stern look on their faces, facing straight ahead, appearing to ignore everyone around them unless they encounter a friend.People in much smaller cities in the US are much friendlier

What is a common myth about French people?

One of the myth that I personnaly find the most rotes about France and which is false is the myth that we are heavy smoker when we are 63th country on the number of cigaretted smoke by year List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita - Wikipedia and people Are taking their stereotype from

Was Napoleon good for France?

I would say overall yes, but there was a lot of bad as well. Partially he saved France, and in other ways he hampered it in the long term. Napoleon prevented France from fracturing and falling into anarchy through the French Revolution.

What's the most exciting French start-up of 2018?

Exciting for me implies new, so I won't focus on companies that were not around last year. Personally, I've enjoyed joining MadKudu to open their Paris office. If I didn't work for them I'd be keeping an eye on them.Otherwise, here's my list of 10 (in no particular order):SnipsLedgerAlanMargoBankManoManoSqreenQontoOpenClassroomseFounder (whatever they're building right now)AnotherBrain

Why do French people dislike African people?

Dear Sir,your question contains a wrong premise: namely that French would dislike Africans. This is plainly wrong.Come to France and you will see that millions of african people live here and that european french citizens do have a lot of african culture in their blood, be it music, way of thinking... Plus, we see in France a lot of

Why do so many European nations dub foreign TV?

In the UK TV/films are almost invariably subtitled (in fact I can't think of an exception).Whether this is a good thing (commercially) is debatable. The foreign language films are popular (Scandinavian Noir thrillers abound on UK TV) - but are usually only aired on the more niche

What was the etiquette of greeting in medieval France and Germany. Did unequals exchange greetings?

As an anedocte, it is said that modern military salute (flat right hand raised towards the forehead) comes from the greetings of knights who would use their right hand to raise the visor of their helmet, hence showing their face to their knighty fellow (see Salute ).

What are the best ways to get from Paris, France to Bayeux, France?

Hello!As I am living in Paris and my sister is currently living in Bayeux, I must admit that the train is certainly the best way.Just book a ticket from Paris - Saint Lazare to Bayeux, it's a direct line ! It will cost you approximately 25–30 euros and

What screams 'I am new to Paris?'?

What I call the American tourist outfitPolo shirtBasic shortsCalf high (generally white, sometimes dark blue) socksTennis shoes and a banana bagEventually, the camera around the neck.You take pictures of everything : the cars, the shop windows, the lights, the pavement, door handles, etc. Literally everything.You wonder if you should give a tip and if so

Why are there so many attacks in France and Germany?

As a resident of Berlin who is constantly cruising outside the city and following local media, I must say I heard for the first time for this stabbing (and specially from a perspective of terror attack or whatever is that list showing) in Berlin in September 2015. Berlin is

What is a good hotel for 3 nights in Paris?

There are number of hotels in Paris that you can choose but if you are planning for three days and focussing budget as well then try some b & b and private place. You will have your stay in

How is French colonialism taught in France?

I'll only be talking about highschool here, since I don't have a clue about how it's done in college.First of all, we don't have a specific class for

What are the most famous French writers of all time?

In America, the following are among the best known among the generl public:Victor Hugo, because "Les Misérables" became a musical and then a movie.Alexandre Dumas, because his characters, The Three Musketeers, have inspired books, plays, and movies in the English language.Voltaire, as a philosopher.Rousseau, for the same reason.Ditto Pascal.Others such as Zola and Baudelaire and Flaubert

What is the most popular Mexican food in France?

Chili con carne!Yeah, I know, it's not even Mexican... but most French don't really know the differences between Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, etc. They might associate Argentina and Brazil with BBQ (asado, rodízio), though. And associate Brazil with feijoada. But for the rest, Chili

What are some of the coolest restaurants in Paris?

If you love discovering the food of the different cities you travel then Paris is a great place to exercise your taste buds. Just as The City of Light is considered a melting pot in the diversity of people and cultures, so

What's the best guide to restaurants and hotels in Paris?

The Rough Guide to Paris is amazing. We used it for almost every restaurant we went to and it was perfect. It took us to the smallest most obscure little places that you would never think to go in - but we did and it was literally some of the best food I've ever had. It's

Why are there so few French restaurants in the US?

Americans value quantity over quality. In college I frequented a restaurant called Maison Michelle. It was a chalkboard menu with only a choice of beef, chicken or pork. It included an appetizer, soup, salad, main course and dessert, with wines for each course. Two people could eat for less than $60. That was

What's the best hotel in Paris?

In the stratosphere of ultimate luxury it is of crucial importance to get the absolute best service and accomodation possible. Needless to say that for around $1000 per night or more you should never be disappointed on any points.

Which is a nicer city, Berlin or Paris?

Nicer people? Hard to say. Neither have reputations for the locals being especially friendly, often quite the opposite. That said, given the overcrowding issues with Paris (both in residents and tourists), I think there's a higher likelihood you'll find some nice enough people in Berlin, especially if you

Why is the French culture, cuisine, and language so overrated?

There's a few reasons.First, France has a lot of culture. Part of the reason for this is because the aristocracy, over the course of the late middle ages and from then on, benefited from financial support from the monarchy, fertile lands with good weather, and lots of plunder from invaded nations.

Why is British and German cuisine not as developed as French or Italian?

One reason is the climate: Britain and Germany are both Northern European countries with long winters and medium hot summers. France and Italy both have mild winters (at least in the South of France) and hot summers, so tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, olives, garlic, wine etc. all grow nicely and there is a much greater

Which hotel has the best views in Paris?

This is an excellent question because indeed there are very few hotels with a panoramic view of Paris and the reason comes from its unique skyline, almost entirely void of skyscrapers. All buildings since the Haussmann renovations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hau...) are about the same

What are the best budget hotels in July in Paris?

This is information from a blog post i recently wrote on ‘Where to Stay in Paris: Which Arrondissement & Why'It also includes some Hotel recommendations ( Luxury, Mid range & budget ) I hope this helps!9th arrondissement – MontmartreMontmartre was the centre of the Belle Époque. In

Are there too many Muslims in France?

Nobody can say for sure insofar as the ethnic statistics and a fortiori religious ones are prohibited in France.This is consistent with the logic of assimilation of immigrants which remains the official doctrine of the French Republic, the citizenship prohibiting any differentiation.This logic is called into question by

What are some French restaurants in Paris?

The best way to choose a restaurant in Paris is LaFourchette, the mobile app or the website. I'm a true Parisian, born in Paris, I have lived half a century in Paris, I know dozens of restaurants, and I very rarely chose a restaurant without using LaFourchette.You can select a date, time, number of people, get a

How well known is Lafayette in France?

Beside being know for his role in the American Independence war.He his somewhat known for introducing the 3 colored rosette, which led to our flag. This is why when on the 14th of July an American president can see the whole place decked to the US colors, they are the French ones (and

How expensive is the food in France?

If you eat like the French do, you will eat very well for less than it would cost in the US. For example, the cheapest produce there is whatever is in season, so it's also the highest quality. If you try to eat food that's currently out of season, it will cost more and will

Are French people more racist on average than British people?

No not at all. I had this impression that this is the case before coming to France but now after having stayed here for more than 5 years , I can say that a majority of the french people are not racist. Yes, the people who are not racist , some of them, can be clubbed in

French People: What is it like to dine in the U.S.?

Thanks for the A2A. My answer is only based on my several US experience i.e. mostly East and West coast with a bit of Nevada and Illinois).Dining in a restaurant in US as a French person - what's wrong :The size of the portion. I may not be so petite, but I

How did France end up with all the good chefs?

Because French cuisine has been institutionalized very early.This is Philippe d'Orléans (1674–1723), Regent of France who decided to develop a

How is it to be a chef in France?

Firstly, I edited your question to remove a childish and ignorant word. We both know it isn't necessary.Being a normal Chef d' Cuisine doesn't pay

How many castles are there in France?

They are too many to count, however they are beautiful in the landscape... After their tragic violent history, they can rest in peace... So much tragedies in Europeen History, all in the name of POWER, never to help and follow the goodness

How many churches are there in France?

France being essentially a Catholic nation, the churches of this confession are the most numerous.According to the Observatoire du patrimoine Religieux (religious heritage observatory) there are more than 45 000 catholic churches in France. This figure is to be compared with a total of