In 1907, French waiters went on strike for the right to have mustaches. In France prior to 1907, mustaches were a symbol of class and stature, while waiters were seen as lower class and thus – not mustache-worthy.
France had its own calendar for only 12 years starting in 1792. Each week had 10 days, each day 10 hours, each hour 100 minutes, and each minute 100 seconds.
The President of France in 1920 was completely mad. He greeted the British ambassador wearing nothing but his official decorations and once walked out of a state meeting and jumped in a lake fully clothed.
Most of the French authors were against the building of the Eiffel Tower in their times. Guy de Maupassant, one of them, used to have lunch every day at its bottom because it was the only place in Paris where he couldn’t see the structure.