One of the most popular countries for a Brit to emigrate to has to France. There is a long-standing love/hate relationship between the Brits and the French. Neither country will outwardly condemn the other but which is country has more grandeur is hotly contested.
The two countries shar so much commonality and history that it’s hardly any wonder there lies a deep current of turmoil. Like a long married couple the two countries do so much to compliment each other, while their identities remain distinctly and undeniably unique.
I remember the first time I visited France and my immediate impression was it’s just like England. But spending just a short time there was enough to highlight the huge differences.
French culture has been shaped by geography, history and by foreign and internal forces and groups. It’s capital Paris has long since been at the centre of modern fashion, cuisine and to some extent literature and film.
What I like most about French culture, is somewhat contradictory to my personal principles and that is the ethos of being French above any socio-political alignment. To me this means that is you decide to move to France and embrace it’s history, language and culture, it will be perhaps one of the west’s most accommodating countries.