1. Strikes and demonstrations
While French strikes and demonstrations are generally not as fierce or as heated as in other parts of the world, they are extremely dependable. The French do them well, and, more importantly, they do them regularly. The hard-earned right to strike is protected by France’s constitution (unlike in the UK or Canada) and the French don’t hesitate to use it. According to the European Commission, France is one of the top two European countries with the most days spent on strike from 1999-2007.