Dating english women in france
This may all sound rather odd to his third wife, sex bomb actress Parillaud — to whom he refers, rather alarmingly, twice, as his "cour-rant wife".
This is a phrase I have heard used in jokes, never before in real life.
He wants to make a distinction between his second wife, Rampling, and the third Mrs Jarre, but even so. "In my opinion, British women are more romantic than French ones." I ask if he thinks the Brits have a romantic notion of the French as louche and liberal.
"There is," he continues, "that famous image of the French woman, sitting in her car, putting on her lipstick in the mirror." He acts out the scene for my benefit. "I think the garden of my neighbour is nicer," he says. As he acknowledges, "First of all, it's ridiculous to make generalisations, but it's fun." He fans the flames by adding: "I understand more when I travel why people believe that the French are arrogant." We are cour-rantly perched in the Met Bar, empty on a sunny afternoon. Or perhaps beyond the element of ageing rock star ridiculousness, he is, in fact, rather nice.
One of my most read posts happens to be ‘how to date a French man‘, and several of you have asked me to write something similar on French women. So brace yourself: here is my checkered advice on how to date French women. As a French woman living in London, I read Ed Cumming’s latest piece about our apparent preference for British men with great interest.Though I have to admit that it is factually correct – at least judging from my group of friends – the reasons he gave for why we’d rather be dating specimens from your side of the Channel couldn’t be further from the truth.I didn’t expect living in France to be easy when I moved to an isolated smallholding in the Limousin from London via Baltimore, six years ago. My cultural experience of the country amounted to just one week’s skiing and a day-trip to Dieppe.
I was a city girl adrift in the countryside, without so much as a pair of wellies to my name.
The composer Jean Michel Jarre is known for his smouldering back catalogue of women as much as his platinum-selling electro-pop.