I did the mariage blanc thing in my youth. so I can say, not without giggling, that I have a French ex-husband. (His nickname for me is Original Recipe, or White Wife, since his second, and real wife, is a dark Brazilian beauty.) He’s from Montpellier, complete with that hick accent of the South. Which I love. So I got a kick out of this “Map of France from a Southerner’s Perspective.”
If you like this, click here for perspectives of France from people of other cultures. Be forewarned: it’s politically incorrect.