France Do's and Don'ts
Unlimited Access to Our Library
300+ videos covering the world's major economies, highlighting key global business topics, local cultures and nuances.
Original content from our country & business experts.
Start Exploring Today For Less Than
$17 a month
Using Appropriate Etiquette in France
In France, it's considered inexcusable to be bored—and it’s even worse to be boring. Learn more about cultural do’s and don’ts and making a good local impression. The French take pride in their nation’s intellectual history and enjoy spirited debates on a wide variety of issues. Unsure of which gestures to use and which to avoid? Bewildered about when to smile, laugh, and touch, or how to stand? Get useful guidance on appropriate gestures and expressions, and review proper verbal and physical etiquette for interactions.