I have mixed opinions about the French. IMO, I would have to break it up to the present day younger generation and the older generation. The younger generation in France seems to have almost a hatred for Americans where the older generation has an undying respect. Espesially those around some of the major battle sites and those who know first hand about the allies liberating them from the Germans twice. I believe this is due to politics and nothing to do with actual interaction. Personally every person I have met from France has been absolutely wonderful and I think the resistance fighter were some of the bravest I have ever read about. I think the country has gotten a bad rap from both WWI and WWII and having the Allies bail them out twice with a lot of losses. This really bothers veterans alot when they hear about Americans being treated badly in the press or personally. I hope I'm not rambeling too much.