S: Hannah Hayes Global Business Etiquette
BC: http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/france-country-profile.html france24.com bing.com (images)
1: I selected France because I have always wanted to go to there and see the Eiffel Tower. | Why I Selected This Country
2: Location: Western Europe | Facts and Statistics
3: Capital: Paris
4: 88% of French are Roman Catholic
5: CLimate:cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean Population:60,424,213 people in 2004 Ethnic Makeup:Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities Religions::Muslim, Protestant, Jewish, and Roman Catholic. . | Facts and Statistics
6: Language, Culture, and Society | France is known for the Eiffel Tower
7: Official Language: French | French eat a lot of escargot, which is known as snail.
8: Flowers are given in odd numbers, but not 13. -First names are only for family or close friends, wait until invited to call someone by their first name. -The further south you go, the more flexible they are on time. -If invited to a large gathering, send flowers that morning so they may be displayed. -Chrysanthemums or White Lillies are used at funerals, Red Carnations symbolize bad will, and any white flowers are acceptable for weddings.
9: Etiquette and Customs
10: Men should wear dark colored business suits, and women should wear light colored business suits or elegant dresses. | Business Etiquette and Protocol | French business emphasizes courtesy and a fair degree of formality. | Always shake hands when meeting and parting.
11: Never try to be overly friendly, because the French separate their business and personal life.
12: France: In the News | Police break fuel blockade as key pentions vote loom. | L'Oreal heiress sues estranged daughter over 'psychological abuse'
13: Retired French woman on trial for ripping veil off a Muslim woman