When you're a tourist, France is all about châteaux, scenic villages and museums. But when you're a resident, your life here becomes a vie quotidienne: the kids go off to school, you drive to work, and somehow you have to get the grocery shopping done.
I thought it would be interesting to give my readers a few glimpses of French schools. This is a primary school in a suburb of Rodez. Decorating school entrances with pencils must have been a fad at some point; my daughter's junior high school has them too.
It would be easy to say this is a "typical modern French primary school", but it's not accurate to generalize.
For my expat and French readers: how about posting a photo of a school in your area? Send me the link so I can do a summary of them.