(CNN) — It’s a big nation that can take a long hard look at itself and reach the conclusion it might be a bit rude toward tourists.
France, which regularly tops lists of countries that are surly to travelers, appears to be waking up to the notion this might not actually be good for business.
While not exactly prompting a full-blown existential crisis, the admission does seem to have led to discussions on how to make its boulevards and brasseries more inviting.
“We must rediscover the meaning of hospitality,” Innovation Minister Fleur Pellerin told a tourism conference last week. “Everyone recognizes we can do better on the welcome and quality of service.” Click here to read more.