People here greet each other with a handshake and 'Salut' (Hello) or 'Bonjour' (Good day). Close friends may greet each other with 3 light kisses on the cheek, although it's more like kissing the air while touching cheeks.
Only friends and relatives are greeted by 1st names.
When leaving a small group, people usually shake hands with everyone individually.
People here enjoy inviting relatives and close friends to their homes. The café or restaurant gatherings are also common.
Breakfast consists of a hot drink with rolls or bread with jam.
At midday, a large meal's eaten.
The evening meal's usually at 7 or 8 p.m. Since we had sandwiches at midday, that was the time for our large meal.
Mealtimes are leisurely occasions to enjoy good food and good conversation.