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    14 Photos Of How Americans Imagine France Vs How It Actually Is

    Every apartment has a view of the Eiffel Tower, right?

    1. Here's how every American imagines Paris:

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    But then there's the reality:

    2. How Americans imagine the Parisian subway:

    The reality:

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    3. How Americans imagine French gastronomy:

    The reality:

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    4. How Americans imagine French television:

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    The reality:

    5. How Americans imagine the Parisian bistros:

    The reality:

    6. How Americans imagine French universities:

    The reality:

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    7. How Americans imagine protests in France:

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    The reality:

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    8. How Americans imagine French fashion:

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    The reality:

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    9. How Americans imagine an apartment in Paris:

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    The reality:

    10. How Americans imagine French villages:

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    The reality:

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    11. How Americans imagine the French countryside:

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    The reality:

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    12. How Americans imagine French cinema:

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    The reality:

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    13. How Americans imagine how the French pass the time:

    The reality:

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    14. Where Americans think the French go grocery shopping:

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    The reality:

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