Have you ever heard of Paris Syndrome? It’s a temporary psychological condition that effects some people, it is most common with Japanese tourists, upon finding Paris is not what they expected it to be. It is considered an extreme form of culture shock caused by the realisation that Paris is in fact not full of happy stylish people wearing beret’s and cycling merrily on vintage bicycles.
I have never suffered from Paris Syndrome which is probably not that surprising but anytime I have visited France as an adult I have been generally left underwhelmed.I had never ventured further than French cities though and I as I recently discovered out of the cities, France, is a very different beast. Continue reading