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Connecting with French Colleagues

While it may be frustrating, it can take a long time for the French to consider a newcomer a close friend. Learn more about socializing with colleagues in France.

Corporate entertainment revolves more around lunches and dinners in restaurants than around golf and parties. Outside Paris, where relationships are less protected, socializing after work may take place in people’s homes. The French take a long time to upgrade a casual acquaintanceship to a close friendship. Personal ties are forged at an early age and nurtured over years of common interests and backgrounds. Learn more about common practices in socializing with colleagues.