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24 Things That Are Normal In France But Seem Super Weird To Everyone Else

Gird your loins for cheese and bureaucracy.

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14. If you're listening to the radio, you'll start noticing a lot of the same French songs...

It's because there's a legal quota that requires 35% of radio music to be French music — annoying for DJs who end up playing the same French ballads over and over.


18. If you're in town for July 14, get ready for an impressive military parade.

Alain Jocard / AFP / Getty Images

It's Bastille Day — France's national holiday and a symbol of the French revolution.

This post was translated from French.