The French Do Just About Everything Better : Blog Of The Nation More evidence the French have really got it figured out: A new study finds they spend more time eating and sleeping than anyone else.
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The French Do Just About Everything Better

There's a tiny little medieval town in France that's my favorite place in the world. It's on a lake, surrounded by a wall built centuries ago, and has a real live baron who lives in a castle. I've vacationed there three times, and can honestly say that for me, it's the best. No one's ever had to convince me France, and its people, are wonderful -- I'm sold. But just in case you're not, how's this for a headline?

Sleeping and eating - the French do it best

Thanks, Reuters. Like I needed more fuel for my Francophilia.

The average French person sleeps almost nine hours every night, more than an hour longer than the average Japanese and Korean, who sleep the least in a survey of 18 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

...And while more and more French people grab a bite at fast-food chains these days or wolf down a sandwich at their desk, they still spend more than two hours a day eating.

Ahh... Sleep, food, France. Perfection.