Take a break: France’s love affair with vacations
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FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 30.06.16: With a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on holiday a lot. What do they do with these cherished “congés payés”? During the summer months of July and August, the country virtually shuts down which can hurt the economy. But the French are very attached to what many feel is a “human right” to take this time off.