In a two-part video series, Claire — who has more than a million followers on TikTok — highlighted the top 10 things that shocked her when she moved from France to Montreal.
Here are the 10 things that Claire says shocked her upon arriving in Quebec:
You have to pay for your driver's license every year
There's free furniture/objects left on the street
You HAVE TO leave a tip at a restaurant
You can meet squirrels/raccoons/marmots everywhere
Everything is open on Sunday — even the post office
You have to pay a license every year when you have a dog
Everyone is on a "tu" basis (rather than using the more formal "vous") — even you and your banker
You can bring your own bottle of wine to restaurants
Most municipal pools are free
The stores close very late at night
How interesting to think that none of these things is true in France!