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France On Instagram Vs. France In Real Life

We ain't that glamourous.

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Paris on Instagram:

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The city of ~love~

Paris in real life:

The city of ~tourists~
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The city of ~tourists~

French culture on Instagram:

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So much culture, so many museums! Everyone is a philosopher and wears suspenders.

French culture in real life:

You know what French people actually like? Appalling comedies that make fun of our lower-middle class and rely mostly on lowbrow, racist, sexist, and classist jokes. Camping, with this guy as the main character, is a perfect example. Somehow, it managed to get funded and to sell millions of tickets.
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You know what French people actually like? Appalling comedies that make fun of our lower-middle class and rely mostly on lowbrow, racist, sexist, and classist jokes. Camping, with this guy as the main character, is a perfect example. Somehow, it managed to get funded and to sell millions of tickets.

French food on Instagram:

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Tasty croissants and colorful macarons everywhere!

French food in real life:

Butter and ham sandwiches all day every day.
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Butter and ham sandwiches all day every day.

The French Riviera on Instagram:

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Blue skies and sea as far as the eye can see.

The French Riviera in real life:

Going for a swim? Try to avoid the plastic bags, jellyfish, and used tampons.
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Going for a swim? Try to avoid the plastic bags, jellyfish, and used tampons.

Galeries Lafayette on Instagram:

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Lights, gorgeous dresses, and fancy purses!

Galeries Lafayette in real life:

The 10th circle of hell.
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The 10th circle of hell.

French street style on Instagram:

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Everyone is a model.

French street style in real life:

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Pretty sure this isn't Chanel.

French thinkers on Instagram:

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<3

French thinkers in real life:

Camus was great. Now all we have is Bernard-Henri Levy, a pseudo-philosopher who likes to pose among Libyan ruins in a fancy suit.
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Camus was great. Now all we have is Bernard-Henri Levy, a pseudo-philosopher who likes to pose among Libyan ruins in a fancy suit.

French apartments on Instagram:

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So bourgeois!

French apartments in real life:

Unless you are an heir to the French monarchy, you&#x27;ll most likely get an overpriced eight-floor walk-up with no bathroom.
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Unless you are an heir to the French monarchy, you'll most likely get an overpriced eight-floor walk-up with no bathroom.

Northern France on Instagram:

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Old, picturesque cities.

Northern France in real life:

Old, picturesque coalfields.
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Old, picturesque coalfields.

Deauville on Instagram:

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Such a romantic little town.

Deauville in real life:

Gloomy beaches where no one ever swims because it&#x27;s too cold.
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Gloomy beaches where no one ever swims because it's too cold.

French wine on Instagram:

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So fancy!

French wine in real life:

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Any 2 euro bottle will do.

French metro on Instagram:

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So quaint!

French metro in real life:

There is nothing more French than being enveloped by the smell of pee and sweat on your 7 a.m. commute.
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There is nothing more French than being enveloped by the smell of pee and sweat on your 7 a.m. commute.

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