Spotlight on the French capital and its peculiar inhabitants : Les Parisiens

Paris has been a source of fascination for centuries and the French capital is one of the most visited cities in the world. By day or by night, it’s a beautiful city packed with towering monuments, inspiring museums and romantic cafés and yet, tourists often say Paris would be so nice if it weren’t for the Parisians. So where does this bad reputation come from ?

In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula turn the spotlight on the City of Lights and its peculiar inhabitants : les Parisiens.

In this episode, Olivier Giraud is interviewed by Florence Villeminot about his vision of Paris and Parisians. He discusses the themes explored on stage in his show ‘How to become a Parisian in one hour?

During the interview, the journalist asks the comedian the following questions:

  • Can you give us some tips on how to become a true local in the French capital?
  • How can you recognize a true Parisian?
  • We often say that Parisians are bad-tempered. Why do you think Parisians have this reputation?
  • How is it possible that the French are so proud of this reputation?
  • Do you think Parisians have any qualities, and if so, what are they?
France 24 Press release of the show How to become a Parisian in one hour?

Issued on : 25/06/2021 – France 24

Watch the full episode HERE

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