In this section are grouped the recurrent questions I have been asked by foreigners/tourists about France. Please, feel free to ask more!

1) Which kind of climate dominates in France?

2) What is France famous for?

3) Are French people really rude?

4) Why are the French so weak in English?

5) Is French similar to Spanish/Italian/German?

6) Can a French person who has learnt Spanish understand Italian?

7) What is the easiest language to learn: Spanish/French/English or German?

8) I have heard about the French Overseas Departments and Territories …which kinds of climates are there and what are they famous for?

9) What do foreigners/tourists think about France?

10) Most prefered jobs in France.

11) Which subjects do French students study?

12) What are the most popular sports in France?

13) Who are the most popular female singers in France these days?
14) a)
Who are the most popular male singers in France these days? (Part One)
b) Who are the most popular male singers in France these days? (Part Two)

15) Who are the most popular French music bands these days?

16) a) Who are the most famous French actresses these days?
Click on this link for the second part.

17) I have heard that some jobs in France are “grouped” into categories A, B, C etc. What does it mean?

18) Who are the most famous French sport professionals?

19) Is a majority of French women employed?

20) How many children does an average French family have?

21) What are the subjects that have a “bad reputation” in France?


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9 Responses to “FAQs”

  1. Mary Don 17 Jul 2014 at 8:15 pm 1

    Hello, we’ll be visiting Vimy on August 7th, 2014, are there specific hours of operation, admission, misc. info we need to know prior to our visit, and what is the weather like in early-mid August. Thanks, Mary

  2. Arras Guideon 18 Jul 2014 at 11:07 am 2

    Hello Mary!

    To visit Vimy, I advise you to phone the Arras Tourist Office. They will be able to give you all the info you need. Just see the last messages in the “about page”, I have mentioned their phone number and email.

    In August, it is usually sunny here and warm (from 25 deg celsius to 30/35 deg).

    Enjoy your stay !

  3. Ron Jobeon 08 Apr 2015 at 1:22 am 3

    I would like to visit the Vimy Memorial in Mid May, taking the train from Paris. Approximately how much would it cost to take a taxi to the site? Other than walking are there other ways? Merci/

  4. Arras Guideon 08 Apr 2015 at 1:11 pm 4

    Hi Ron!

    If you are taking the train from Paris to the Arras station, then you will only need to walk for about 5-10 minutes to reach the Arras Tourist Office (located just below the Bell tower). From there, it is possible for you to take a shuttle that will take you to the Canadian Memorial Park at Vimy. The full price is €29, which is a lot cheaper than if you decide to take a taxi.

    Please, visit the following link for more details (n°7 The Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada) : http://www.explorearras.com/en/visit/remembrance.html

    Don’t hesitate to phone or email them if you want to make a reservation (at least 24h in advance).

    Best Regards,

  5. Robinon 24 Jul 2015 at 12:10 pm 5

    After spending a full day in visiting the Western Front on a tour from Amiens with 3 eighteen year old Australian boys we plan to visit Arras by taking the train from Paris & returning that night.
    We would like to visit the tunnels. What else would you recommend the mother of one of the boys & I (his grandmother) visit or should see? We plan to be there mid August.
    Thank you

  6. Arras Guideon 24 Jul 2015 at 7:42 pm 6

    Hello Robin,

    Here are 4 useful links (written in English) that will help you decide what you want to visit/see during your stay in Arras :





    Enjoy your stay in Arras!

  7. Georgina Thompsonon 07 Aug 2015 at 4:42 am 7

    I am wondering if there is a place to store our luggage at the Arras train station whilst we take a taxi up to Vimy Ridge? If not, do you know of anywhere close to the station where we may leave our luggage for several hours?

  8. Arras Guideon 09 Aug 2015 at 7:41 pm 8

    Hello Georgina,

    I don’t have an answer for that, so I think the best option for you is to contact the Arras Tourist Office. They will be able to help you :

    Arras Tourist Information Office
    Arras Town Hall
    Place des Héros
    62 000 Arras
    Tél. +33 (0)3 21 51 26 95
    Fax +33 (0)3 21 71 07 34
    Mail : contact@explorearras.com
    Site : http://www.explorearras.com

  9. Bob Downeron 08 Mar 2017 at 11:53 am 9

    Bonjour…. Hello…. We visited Arras a few times and love it… One of our best visits was when the BELL TOWER FIREWORKS show was on…. We would like to see this Show again this year (2017)…. Could you please confirm the dates of this show for 2017. Thank you, Regards Bob.

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