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Grand to hear.I can only speak for my town and what I see on French news and the intensity of French 'worry' over Covid is far lower than the UK. when I look out of my window the bars and restaurants are all open and ready for tourists to return... Nothing like the West Country!
I read somewhere that France is the country most visited by tourists in the world and with a struggling economy, before the virus. they just want tourists and visitors to bolster their income. Most French people have good feelings about the Brits and enjoy us spending our Euro in their country. I think generally they think we are as 'romantic' as we think the French are... I am 100% certain you will be very welcome in Brittany..
Thats a great story. I had a mobile home just outside of Montpelier for a decade, on a mixed french / British site. I never found the french anything other than wonderfully hospitable. My friend has a second home on the banks of Lake Geneva (french side) and she says exactly the same. They do have "their ways" but then again, don't we all.Grand to hear.
I don't have inside or up to date knowledge but have never had anything but an astonishing kindness in West France. Apologies, I have told this tale before:
I once picked up a private mooring at the top of an obscure river in Brittany. In the distance I saw a group of fishermen on the bank, shrugging, pointing and gesticulating in a ferocious Gallic manner. One jumped into a dingy and rowed the quarter mile against the tide, really putting his back into it.
As he approached I thought "I am going to be told to sod off here, after a full bollocking". He stemmed the tide and shouted at me in English:
"My friend says that mooring is too shallow for you, take his, which is the large one over there"
Bretons?A lot of Britons say they feel more similar to Anglosaxons (preferably Celts) than to the average rest-of-France people, or worse God-forbid-Parisians