France is the unfriendliest nation on the planet, research revealed yesterday.
Our neighbours across the channel were named and shamed as rude and unwelcoming in a poll of 3,000 Europeans living in Britain.
The French even beat the brusque Germans to claim the title. Spain was voted the third most unfriendly nation, followed by Italy and Turkey.
Other countries to make the top ten included Russia, Belgium, Portugal, China and Greece.
Yesterday a spokesman for internet market research company www.OnePoll.com which carried out the poll, said: ”I don’t know what it is about the French.
”They seem to have an ability to rub people up the wrong way. It could be that in the main they are just too busy to give foreigners the time of day.
”But their reputation now goes before them and it seems people are almost expecting the French to be rude to them.”
An overwhelming 46 per cent of the people who took part in the research chose the French as the worst country to visit.
On the bright side, 16 per cent of respondents said France did the best nosh – although the accolade for the best food went to next door neighbours Italy.
Obviously not ones for burgers and French fries respondents named the USA as the nation with the worst cuisine.
MOST UNFRIENDLY NATIONS