Pensions strikes, excessive bank fees, tax bills, healthcare costs… there is a lot of doom and gloom news out there at the moment.
So we asked Connexion newsletter readers for their reasons to be cheerful – what it is about life in France that brings a smile to their face.
Good food, fresh products, good healthcare, markets, culture, diversity…
What about you? What do you love and what are your pet hates?
There is always a downside of course, but that applies anywhere you go.