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

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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:

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The reality:

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3. How Americans imagine French gastronomy:

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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:

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The reality:

6. How Americans imagine French universities:

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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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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:


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:

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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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