French Culture

Bienvenue sur le site de l'Association Espace Culturel ! 

2006 l'anne de la nouveaut pour l'association qui continue son action :

Promotion  et accessibilite a la culture !!! 

Aprs quelques dbats constructifs, l'association a tabli son nouveau bureau, ses nouvelles directions, et se lance dans des projets ambitieux.

Au programme cette anne :

  1. Le Ptit Journal:
    cration d'un journal en Tribune Libre pour les associations, disponible dans la region de Gap. 70 courriers sont parvenus aux associations nous esprons votre participation.

  2. L'atelier Gravure de Guadeloupe
    En fonctionnement depuis trois ans en relation avec des documentalistes et des enseignants de diverses disciplines, l'atelier maintenant un lieu de residence sur Pointe a Pitre. Des discussions sont en cours avec la DRAC pour tendre ses activites.

  3. La Photographie Associative: Alex Bouvet auteur-photographe, crateur du Ptit Journal, reprend ces activites de communication par l'image pour les associations Gapen aises.

  4. Aide aux auteurs pour l'criture de leurs manuscrits, l'dition, la diffusion de leurs livres.

Nous sommes toujours la recherche de bn voles sur la region lyonnaise et a Gap, n'hsitez pas nous contacter pour en savoir plus, ou aller dans la rubrique "Rejoignez nous ! " 

L'Equipe d'Armataplanet vous souhaite une bonne visite.

French Culture is very rich and diverse.  There are  many different regions in France which creates differences among the French people.  There are many regional cultures, linked to languages like Cosican, Catala and Breizh.  For a long time, the French Government tried to suppress these, wanting only the  French language to be recognized.  These days though, this not so much the case.  France is considered an important worldwide cultural center, with Paris its capital the center of culture.  Paris is known to the world as the “Fashion Capital.”  Any decline in France's influence on world affairs or its cultural primacy causes concern among the French people. French culture is considered to be very cosmopolitan.  The people of France concern themselves with haute couture and haute cuisine, but just as in other countries, there are  major differences in lifestyle between the haves and have nots.

The people of France live very different lifestyles among themselves in respect to the region in which they reside and the forms of transportation which they use.  In many of the larger urban areas like Paris, most people do not own a car; they rely on the mass transportations systems of the city or on bicycles. However, in smaller rural towns automobile ownership is much more prevelant due to neccessity.   France has 478 Airports and a high speed railway known as the TGV.  Both of these modes of travel are extremely efficient.

Food has become known to be one of the great works of art of the French people.  French cooking is held in high regard.  Cooking involves careful preparation, attention to detail, and the use of fresh ingredients. Cooking styles vary by region and is heavily influenced by what is grown locally but no matter what region, it must be fresh. France is especially known for its wide variety of high-quality cheeses.

The handshake is a common form of greeting in French culture and first names are used only for family and close friends.  Friends usually with light kisses of each cheek.  It is always polite to greet people with a “bonjour” and an “au revoir” when leaving. It is considered to be extremely rude in French culture to arrive late when extended an invitation to a function.  If you are visit France, it is a good idea to always dress fashionably. This shows respect for yourself and others.

French culture, as in any country, includes sports.  The most-watched French sport , as in many European countries, is soccer.  Soccer is the most played sport in France and the most watch sport in France.  They are also fans of tennis. The French tennis open is hosted every year in Paris with a large crowd in attendance.