The cities of France are mostly the capital of art and culture, and there are countless cultural landscapes such as historical sites, museums, celebrities’ homes and opera houses. Street billboards take turns to showcase the latest art exhibitions, exhibitions, concerts and movie advertisements that attract people’s attention. People who have lived in Paris for a long time will find such a rule: it is neither a weekend nor a Christmas or summer holiday. However, when driving out in the morning, the vehicles on the roads that have been on the road are becoming sparse, and the flow of people at work suddenly disappears without a trace.
No trace. If you look up the calendar, it may be such as All Souls Day, Easter, World War I Armistice Day, etc. If these festivals happen to be on Thursday, then Friday will also take a break. Looking at the national calendar, the red rest days are all over the 12 months, like a red light, forcing people on the road to stop. Most French people don’t know what it means to be “overworked.” Even if they know, they are scornful.
For them, working and enjoying life are equally important. Bertrand Christo, the owner of the French company, has been busy every day. “As soon as I get to the office, I can’t get it in the oven. I don’t want to be overwhelmed. The endless phone calls and visitors have to trotting in the bathroom. The lunch is mostly a light meal, while eating and talking about business. It’s very late to go home at night.” It’s such a dedicated person, but he also grasps a principle: “Work is important, leisure is necessary.” On weekends, Christo does not go to the company, but goes to a friend’s house, runs out of the suburban garden, listens to music at home, and tastes the dessert that the wife baked for her family. Anyway, working for a week, always relax and add some lubricant to your health.
Every year during the holidays, Christo is not going abroad to go to the heart, to go to the country residences left by her parents to enjoy the quiet. On weekends, the highway leading to the waterfront or tourist resort is constantly flashing a motorhome carrying a family outing, a trailer carrying a sailboat, a car carrying a sports car or a bicycle. Needless to say, these French people are looking for a place to relax. On Friday, the tourism army went out of the city, and on Sunday it returned to the city in a mighty manner.
In addition to work, the French love to travel, family weekend picnics, fishing, gatherings, outdoor sports, etc., to relax. Cafes best reflect the taste of life Treating life, from drinking coffee, this little life is enough to appreciate the art and taste of French life. Many people drink coffee to refresh and maintain work efficiency, while the French drink coffee is focused on relaxation, in order to find a quiet and serene in the earthly world, to taste the life of life from the thick coffee, pursue a Kind of spiritual enjoyment. The habit of French cafés has been around for a long time.
In the past, the cafe was filled with a strong literary atmosphere. The café was once a gathering place for famous writers, thinkers, and artists, and even their unique studios, the birthplace of many handed down works. A poet said: “I am not in the cafe, just on the way to the cafe.” But today, the cultural and artistic atmosphere of the cafe has faded, and more casual colors. The cafes dotted with streets are a street view of France. Whether it’s a city or a country, cafes are all over the place. The coffee bar often extends to the sidewalk and the customer is in the door.
This is a unique human landscape in France, full of poetry and painting. Although the French cafes are very different in style and diverse in form, the best way to reflect the French people’s life is the open-air cafes, which is the real life of the French. Self-disciplined exquisiteness in slow life Although the pace of life of the French is slower, it is not lazy and procrastinating. They are orderly and refined. Jennifer, born in Southern California, wrote a very hot-selling book, “The French only need ten pieces.” Jennifer, who studied in France, found that many French people usually only prepare a few sets of clothes for different occasions. In addition to the necessary sets, they will never add more.
Although there are not many clothes, each one is of high quality and small in quantity. More importantly: these French people can maintain a slim figure regardless of their age. Through the French wardrobe, Jennifer saw a quality life full of self-discipline. “Mr. Sik and Mrs. Sik,” Jennifer called the French family she had hosted while studying. “Xike” is actually “Chic”, translated into Chinese, to the effect of “elegant” or “chic”.
Mr. Sik must go out at 6:30 every morning, so Mrs. Sik gets up at 5 o’clock every day to prepare breakfast. Even so, Jennifer did not see Mrs. Sick unkempt at first, nor had she seen Mrs. Sick appear in the restaurant in her pajamas. Very busy in the morning, but Mrs. Sik, who is ready for breakfast, must sit neatly at the table, slowly chew, savor, and enjoy his own breakfast. The Sik family owns luxury homes and luxury cars, but when the family goes out, they rarely drive but walk as much as possible. Therefore, although the family always eats on time and never goes on a diet, there is no fat man at home. Jennifer carefully observed Mrs.
Sick and other French women on the streets of Paris and found that no matter how tall and thin, they all feel beautiful and elegant, and everyone is full of women’s unique charm. “Everyone is so confident, everyone is so beautiful,” Jennifer said. It turns out that the beauty of a woman does not necessarily have a slim skin, but it is rooted in self-confidence and posture. From Mr. Sick and Mrs. Sick, Jennifer saw the true meaning of exquisiteness: it does not mean having countless expensive brand-name bags or brand-name clothes that can’t be worn in a wardrobe. A self-discipline of life, a quiet style of life.