France: Regional Cultural Differences

Sign in French and Breton in Rennes, outside a...

Sign in French and Breton in Rennes, outside a school with bilingual classes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Each region has its own unique traditions, and the country has a unifying customs that permeates all the provinces. For example, Brittany is one of six Celtic nations. Here, the original language is Breton, which is similar to Welsh and Gaelic, too, and is still spoken in certain parts of Brittany. It is very evident in the names of the villages.

In south-west France, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the Basque culture is prominent. The language spoken is second to French. It is a group that holds a strong separate identity.”

via Culture: Some cultural differences

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