6. The culture à la française is one of a kind
France has an extremely rich creative and artistic legacy consisting of poetry, plays, prose, music, films and much more. Learning French opens you to a treasure trove of new creative inspiration and expansion.
By learning French, you will find yourself able to read Les misérables, watch Call my agent! and listen to Edith Piaf as it was intended, able to fully appreciate the richness of meaning that is so often lost in translation without having to rely on imperfect translations.
Furthermore, some aspects of French culture and rituals are recognised and celebrated around the world. For example, in 2010, the French gastronomical meal was added to the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and many places in France are on the UNESCO’s World heritage list (Nice has entered the list in 2021).