French People like fashion and good cuisine! The country is populated by three main ethic groups: Celtic, Latin and Teutonic (Frankish) and include the French overseas on foreign departments and territories. In the 20th century, France had a high rate of immigration from Southern Europe, the Maghreb, Africa and Asia. Most French are courteous and direct. They are accustomed to say the things like they are, direct to the point. If you get annoyed by this, you will later realize that French people are friendly and polite if you get more in touch with them.