I'm not sure how it is in Quebec right now, but they've always had a chip on their shoulder. Two of my sisters married men who are half French, but it's Acadian French, and one of them can only speak English. I haven't been in France since 1967, and it was just Paris. The Louvre was wonderful, and the food was great, and the French were . . . French! I've been told they are friendlier out in the provinces. There was no EU back then, so we (girl I went to college with) and I came back from 5 weeks over there with passports full of stamps and a tattered copy of Europe on $5 a Day.