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Strange Floating Pyramids Local people's character and behavior may seem quite unusual to many foreign tourists. They are very committed to their culture and native language, which is the reason why they are extremely reluctant to speak other languages. Anyone who decides to visit Laval should definitely take along a French phrase book, as well as learn a few simple phrases in English. The attitude towards foreigners is also very peculiar, people avoid communicating with Americans and British. For this reason, it is better to refrain from speaking English in communication with local residents.
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Residents of Laval cannot be called punctual, being late for friendly and business meetings is very common here. Such behavior should not be regarded as disrespectful, as it is an integral part of the etiquette people are used to. The higher the social status of a person, the more allowable for him to be late, regardless of the type of meeting. Laval residents are distinguished by a very restrained nature, it's rare to see anyone expressing emotions in public here. Such behavior is regarded as a sign of bad manners, whereas the observance of etiquette is appropriate in absolutely all situations.
The rules of etiquette are also very peculiar here, it's customary to say the cherished word "Pardon" in a variety of situations. If two people touch each other accidentally on the street, both must apologize. Even traveling in public transport requires observance of special rules. It is not customary to ask people standing in front of you whether they get off at the next stop or not. You just need to move to the exit saying “Pardon” to other passengers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In some situations, the etiquette requires to say hello to strangers. It is customary to greet neighbors and a concierge, even if you don't know them personally. The same rule should be followed when visiting small shops or family restaurants, in which visitors are usually met by the owner himself.
Le Musée de lAmérique Française et lUniversité Laval dArchitecture Laval also has interesting features in a gastronomic field. Locals are big fans of cheese and it must be said that this gastronomic addiction is typical for many other cities in France. Don't be surprised if for dessert in a restaurant you will be offered a cheese platter, as sweets are rarely served to complete the meal. It is important to bear in mind that only red wine should be ordered to cheese. Such an important nuance should be taken into account even by those who are going to visit only budget restaurants.
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It is noteworthy that many traditions and rules of etiquette have an increased significance for local residents in such small cities as Laval. They are slowly forgotten in metropolises, whereas in rural settlements and towns with a small number of residents they still remain very relevant. To show your respect for local traditions, it is enough to follow a few simple rules. For example, here it is customary to hold and close the door behind you. Such a well-known gesture may cause genuine respect from the citizens, while those who do not follow the simple rule are considered extremely ill-mannered.
Special attention should also be paid to choosing clothes for walking on city streets. Bright and revealing outfits, which are considered to be a sign of bad taste, are not really welcome here by locals. Clothing should be modest and elegant even if you just go for a walk to the nearest cafe or supermarket. Neatness in dressing is appropriate in case of both visiting high-class restaurants and resting in the park.
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Despite such strict rules regarding everyday clothes, the dress code is extremely rare at work. Only employees of major companies and banks are obliged to wear business suits, while for all others, the style of clothing is absolutely free. While walking around the city, it is important to consider several more important rules. It is not customary to look into the eyes of passers-by, as well as smiling at them. If you're greeting a stranger, he/she regards this behavior as your desire to ask a question. Typically, such manifestations are never ignored by locals, they are always ready to help foreign tourists to find the right attractions or shops.
Such diversity of rules and behavioral peculiarities may seem quite confusing only at first glance. In fact, to behave in accordance with the rules adopted here, it's enough just to observe how locals do things. In many ways, their behavior is actually very simple and intuitive.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Laval
♥   Cathédrale de la Trinité, Laval, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame d’Avénières, Laval, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame des Miracles, Mayenne, 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, La Guerche-de-Bretagne, 37.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame du Chêne, Vion, 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Espérance, Pontmain, 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Laval
♥   Castle 'Château de Laval' Mayenne, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Montjean' Mayenne, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Courbe' Mayenne, 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Mayenne' Mayenne, 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Thorigné-en-Charnie' Mayenne, 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Sainte-Suzanne' Mayenne, 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Vitré' Ille-et-Vilaine, 33.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Laval

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Laval. Learn the best periods to visit Laval to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Laval.
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