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They appreciate the importance of a meal
Unsurprisingly, the French love their food. A meal with a friend is not rushed; it's there to be savored. Time and effort will be made in choosing a nice meal (even if it's not homemade) and setting a nice table. The emphasis is on sharing: food, drinks, stories, and time. Delicate subjects can be raised and there is respect for different opinions.

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