Yes I understand what you are saying....and it is always possible to find good French people if you try hard enough!... but don’t you think also that many British living in France (lots in an Expat bubble), are totally unaware of what is really going on in France (… and perhaps that is a good thing!!!)
To give you one small example, I was listening to various French commentaries over the Olympics in London and couldn’t believe how badly the actual French correspondent in London for “le Monde” spoke about the UK: “The London streets had been cleaned up because there are filthy normally ….! (Hey! had he forgotten that in France, it is impossible to look up at any house façade or architecture without stepping into dog poo!), he then went on to say that the British were scared of their police! (He called it “la peur du gendarme” which in fact is a typical French thing!) etc… That is just a minute example of the false information which is relayed to the French masses, and it goes on and on!
By the way, don’t you find it rather perturbing the way the French look up to the Germans, calling for “Le couple Franco-Allemand” … ? (although the Germans totally ignore this idea of “coupling up” with the French!!!)
Anyhow, enough said, perhaps it is time I stopped and made myself a nice cup of tea…!!! lol