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  1. #1 Smelly French family 'ordered to leave Musee d'Orsay' 
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    By Ian Sparks

    4:37PM GMT 29 Jan 2013

    The couple and a young child were on a free trip to the Musee d'Orsay with a charity that supports hard-up families.

    As the group browsed a room with paintings by Van Gogh, security guards told them they had to leave the building because people were "complaining about their smell".

    The worker with the Act for Dignity charity said: "I argued with the security man, telling him the family were all decent and properly dressed.

    "Not a single other person had complained about us so I refute the idea that it was their smell.

    "We moved on to another room, but we were again met by four museum guards who ordered us out of the building."

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    How would one group of French know that another group stunk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    How would one group of French know that another group stunk?
    Insted of smelling like bad feet or wet dog they smelled like ass?
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    Maybe the ones asked to leave were the only clean ones........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Maybe the ones asked to leave were the only clean ones........
    That could be.

    My mom is going to Paris with one of her friends this spring, I'll ask her when she gets back if the French all stink.
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    Not for one minute do I think all the French people smell.

    I do think I know what the reason for them being asked to leave was, if it was anything like what I experienced years ago in Toronto.

    Was on my way to downtown, riding on the GO train (fast rail public transit) and I sat down next to a man somewhat shabbily (sp?) dressed, but presentable looking.

    I immediately, gagged big-time, as it took my breath away ... literally, and I had to move.

    Another passenger saw this and told me that the man was most likely homeless, and the *overwhelming* stench was from not bathing.

    I too, would have said something to this family for the sake of the other people in the museum ... but in the nicest way possible.
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    There is no justice.
    This fine French family was not allowed to tour a museum, and Yasser Arafat gets the Nobel Peace Prize. Oh, convince me he didn't smell bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post
    Not for one minute do I think all the French people smell.

    I do think I know what the reason for them being asked to leave was, if it was anything like what I experienced years ago in Toronto.

    .......

    I immediately, gagged big-time, as it took my breath away ... literally, and I had to move.

    Another passenger saw this and told me that the man was most likely homeless, and the *overwhelming* stench was from not bathing.

    I too, would have said something to this family for the sake of the other people in the museum ... but in the nicest way possible.
    I think this is the most likely case. I haven't encountered it in any of my trips to Paris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    That could be.

    My mom is going to Paris with one of her friends this spring, I'll ask her when she gets back if the French all stink.
    I got to visit Paris years ago. I figured the center for perfume (Paris) would not live down to the smelly French reputation and assumed the peasants from the countryside is where the reputation originated. Only a few doors away from the perfume factory, I had coffee and I can tell you, the French do indeed stink. They apparently can't even detect the odor of armpit which is pervasive in the city. Yet, Parisians and the French in general are extremely arrogant.
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    It was no accident they made this guy French:

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