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Post by Wissam on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:34 pm

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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Clémence Giraud on Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:43 pm

Hello everyone !

Until my 18 I've always lived in a little village and sine my 18 I live in cities, not so big (Poitiers and Angoulême). For my part, I enjoyed my childhood in the countryside, I passed most of my time outside with my father in the farm, with my brother and sister making tree houses etc.. And it was great because my grandparents live very closed to my house so I passed lot of time with them too! Also in my house we have a very limited access to internet so it allows us do other things, talk more with the family, play differently etc. The only inconvenient is that I live very far from a city (like 30 minutes for a little one) and I couldn't have a big access to culture like museum, Library, cinémas etc..
So, I think it is very good to grown up in coutryside, but not as far as I was from a city. I also think it depend on our age. For exemple when I was 16 I didn't want to live in a big city and now I just want to leave Angoulême (forever) and go in Paris or Dublin for a while. In the future, I want to live in the countryside but very closed to a middle - big city, so I can access to culture easily !

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Post by Justine LORIN on Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:49 pm

Hi,
I definitely prefer urban life than rural life ! What I like is the proximity with everything. You don't need to take the car to go where you need to go. I really like to walk in the city, to go to museum, to go shopping. If I have to use my car to do that I am less motivated. And in the city center, if you need to buy something you can go directly to a city market, in villages it's not always close, or not really big and you don't have a lot of choice in the products. In the big cities, it's even better cause even late in the night and on sunday you have a lot of things to do ! I spend a lot of time in Bordeaux and it's impossible to get bored. I have always lived in a city, ok Angoulême is not that big but before I lived 12 years in Rouen which is a very big city. When I was young I was dreaming of living in Paris (now not anymore because of the prices).
Of course there are good side of the rural life but it is definitely not for me !

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Post by Laure PIQUEREAU on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi,
Like Clémence, i grow up in the countryside, around wood and field. I left my parents' house at 15 years old for my studies, to arrive in a small town, Bayonne. It was very good, when you are young you want to move, go shopping, go to the cinema without driving for 40 minutes. I enjoyed growing up in this context. Three years ago, I went to Toulouse to do my first master degree, and the transition was difficult. The big city, the pace of life, the noise, the crowds, the endless public transport, it was really hard for me. So I'm happy to be in Angoulême this year.
But I like to go home to my parents, for safety and calm. It's peaceful and I can revitalize myself, take the time and especially I like to hear the birds sing in the morning, so for me it's countryside !

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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Wissam on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:16 pm







In Morocco i have the opportunity to live in the cities of Rabat and Casablanca and to go to the countrysides with the rest of my familly to spend a relaxing moment with the people we know there. I never lived in a farm but i spent my 2012 hollydays (when i was in 2nd grade of highschool) in a home we rented in the Nord Pas De Calais. I had the opportunity to ride a donkey (for a couple of seconds lol...and ended on the ground). There I was also with the familly from Amiens, because they joined us to enjoy the sun and spend a great time with us.
I have to recognize the best advantage to living in the countryside is the calm and the liberty you have. The village we were in was not so big so we had the opportunity to visit it. We lit some fireworks on the soccer field, from 500 meters to our home. The owners's dog was very cute and friendly (labrador), so friendly it had eat the apple pie we had prepared (we let it outside without surveillance  Sad  ). Our life wasn't the same at all across the days. We could bike, play bawls (with the owners's son, he was 20 years old and always trying to be funny.
In the city, you have more things to do : sit in a café with friends and do shopping, go to there home and play console, at the end of the day, go eat a delicious tacos and sit in a café, at the top of an hotel : The Terminus in Rabat. I like cafés in general : you are with your friend and the friends of your friend, you watch TV, especially when there is a football competition going on.

I prefer to live in a city home rather than in a countryside home : its looks more modern and you have much better internet.
But during the hollidays, i like spending nights in new places, especially in moroccan countrysides. Each one i went to was unique (the owner, the dogs, the famillies, there welcoming, the things we ate (couscous during Fridays).




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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Marion.LM on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:23 pm

Hii !!
I was looking for ideas about urban and rural life.
I found an article which compare this two way of life :


I surprised because when I read "The life in urban areas is fast and complicated, whereas rural life is simple and relaxed.", I think it's a little bit "a simplist view", no ? I don't think that rural life is"simple and relaxed". My father who live a very small village (200 people) has not a simple and relaxed life. He gets up at 6 am and goes back in home at 9 pm. I know that his car is very important and he is the first to suffer from the petrol price. He has no internet (it's very slow), no baker's shop, no convenience store, just a church and cimetery. In 30 minutes, we do the circuit of the small city.

But, urban areas give you a variety of jobs opportunities and it can help you pick a career, and recruiters are in big cities.....

I have readen an article about a job I didn't know "rural managment" !. This woman spent a lot of of time in the rural areas of India, thanks to her specialisation in rural management.
The link of this article :
https://www.quora.com/What-do-you-prefer-Rural-or-Urban-life

It's very interesting !

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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Florine VIAUD on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:30 pm

Hey,
Like Clemence, I grew up in a small village, very small, we weren’t disturbed by our neighbours if you see what I mean.. So when I was in high school it was really annoying because, buses passed there twice a day at 6am and 7pm : not really convenient.. Therefore I couldn’t move by myself to visit friends, I was always forced to ask someone to drive me somewhere. When it was the holidays, my parents were working so I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to move from home. During that time I didn’t really enjoy living the “rural life”. But then after graduated from high school I moved to La Rochelle, and I finally discovered and experimented urban life, what I really enjoyed it, I lived by the market, which was so nice, you had everything needed next door, it was so pleasant, I didn’t have to take my car to go shopping, to visit your friend or to go to school : in fact I didn’t use my car really much that time. But also, La Rochelle is a nice city to live in, because in Poitiers I didn’t enjoyed it that much, I was taking my car more often there.
So I enjoy a lot the urban life because of its dynamism and its convenience, but I like also the rural life but more occasionally. In the future, ideally, I would like to live a seaside life, and I think it’s the best option haha. After spending my summers on the seaside, living in La Rochelle and doing an internship in Malta, I really want to live by the sea in the future, It’s so nice and pleasant to live there, the atmosphere is different, more chill and you are by the sea every day.. such a dream haha.
So here a bit of my thrilling life, enjoy it hahah… and have a nice day

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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Mégane on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:35 pm

Hello !
I always think that my countryside in South of Poitiers is a really good place to live. Because the nature is really beautifull : green every where, rivers, many pathes or ways for walking. And when I was child, after the school, I joined my friends to spend time outside : build tree houses, make fake food, play baskball, to run, to ride a bicycle, or walk with my dog..and I loved doing this kind of activities with nature around me. I know that after being in the city one week, when I come back in the nature place the air is totally different and pleasant. And like Laure I like to hear the bird song.
Now, I know is more convenient to be in a city if you want to go out : bars, coffee, museeum, expositions, cinema, shop for groceries, make shopping..so much things to do to join your friends and meet different people.

If we can live in the periphery of a city is the best ! Bordeaux is a good example of a beautifull town near of the nature places and the sea.

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Post by Virginie Auclair on Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Hii,
I grew up in a village, not far from a small town. the good thing about living in the country is being able to go outside in the garden when you want, play sports, have a garden and animals. I find that the country life is more relaxing, there is not the smell of pollution and the noise of cars but only that of cows! it allows children to have a lot of imagination by building huts, going to sow vegetables .. I think for a child it's better to grow in the countryside. But when we reach our ages, living in a big city is also very rewarding, because we can have access to museums, shops, bars .. personally the big cities where I lived are Poitiers and Angouleme so this are not very big city, that's why I would like to do my internship and my future work for 2 or 3 years in a big city like Paris or Bordeaux for example. But later, when I have a family I would like to return to the countryside or the outskirts of a big city to have a garden.
I think both are good, you have to know both but different periods of life.

Have a nice week-end!
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Post by b.ettoumi on Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:38 am

hello
I'm definitely a countryside kind of person, it's the freedom, nature, the animals, the lack of stress, the calm... that get me. I can totally understand why some people prefer cities, life there could be described as more "convenient", I, myself got used to these comforts and "shortcuts", but in my opinion, the cons outweigh the pros in this equation.
I would gladly settle for a small city, the size of Angoulême or even a little big bigger. To me, a city where walking to your destination isn't something feasible is too big for my taste, to sum things up, the bigger the city the less happy i am.
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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Melody Gazengel on Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:09 pm

Hi there,

Like almost everyone I grew up in a small village since I'm born. I was not disturb about this when I was child but when I was teenager it was a little bit boring. Infact I missed some party with my friends because my parents they did not want to take me, it's was far and no bus. That's why today I have trouble leaving my car to take public transport, my classmates know it I think Razz I'm not used to, even in internship in Paris I had my car.

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When you're an adult you do not remember much of your childhood, but I remember the storm of 1999 when I was five. We lived two weeks without electricity, no light, fridge, TV ...The authorities first took care of the cities. It was long.

I lived after my a level in Le Havre, Nantes, Les sables d'Olonne, Cork then angouleme. I loved my years in Nantes and my stay in Cork. We can do a lot of things, we can decide at the last moments, to be delivered when we do not want to move ... it's magic !

Even if I'm thinking of working in Paris in marketing, I hope I can live near the sea in the future like Nantes. Urban life is tiring, there are too many people and stress. We waste our time to wait for transport, people are jostling each other...there is a way to find a compromise between coutryside and the town.


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Post by Eudes de Geyer d'Orth on Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Hi everybody,

Unlike you, i always had an urban life. I live in the city of Caen in Normandy since 2014 and before than i lived in the Caen suburbs since my birth.
To be honest, rural life is not for me ... I'm ok with your point of view, it's cool to be close to the nature, have calm condition of life, not be too much polluted, but i definitly prefer live in the city.
When you live in small village you have to drive a lot to do shopping, you not have a good telephone network, if you have an accident the emergency relief are far of you ...
There are too much constraints by leaving in rural zone, you have to have a perfect organization of your life, in city life you just have all you need close to you, and if something is missing i just have to go to the supermarket who is 200m of my home Cool
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Post by Gendry Marceline on Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Hiii !
Like many of you, I come from the countryside. I lived in a very veru small town, in a farm. I loved my childhood in the countryside, we have fun outside, we have space to run, let off steam, without worrying about neighbors.
I really like the countryside, the big quiet spaces, between nature and cows. I find it relaxing and invigorating. Nevertheless, to move it when we have not yet the license is another story. The first city is 15 kilometers, there is no bus ... So we discover the pleasure of cycling and scooter.
After my high school, I lived in Rennes during 3 years. And I loved living there. We move easily with the subway, the bus, or on foot, we find everything nearby ...
So like Virginie, I wish to live a moment in a big city, like Paris, to star my professional life. And after that I want to get closer to a smaller city like Nantes, Rennes or Bordeaux and live on the outskirts, at the gate of a city to combine the benefits of the countryside and the city. Smile
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Post by Admin on Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:16 pm

I'm amazed at how many of you are rural country people. Is it representative of Marketing students or simply the fact that we are in Angouleme and not many "Urbanites" would choose Angouleme to study?

As for me, I was born and grew up in a big City and really only knew the countryside and seaside from holidays and pleasure time - so it is not linked to work for me. When I moved to France I discovered rurality - the Charente Maritime - and then chose the sea - Soulac.

I think most of you have covered the points I would've made concerning each - their benefits and drawbacks and you've made the important point about "age" having a very pertinent place in these discussions. I'm really glad that I could bring my younger children up in the countryside and at the seaside but late teens and then 20's need a city.

I have missed the cultural and sporting aspects of not living in a city. I've missed the entertainment and restaurants but I love the peace and tranquility, the open skies and breathable air, the safer community and reduced worry of not living in a city.

I hope to live the rest of my life looking at the sea on the edge of a seaside resort (people are always happier even though a little noisy when they come on holiday to the seaside). Preferably in a country a little warmer than France but still within communting distance of a decent city and the mountains.

Perhaps I should look towards North Africa or Portugal.
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Re: [Last topic to talk online] - Rural life VS City life

Post by Melody Gazengel on Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 am

I do not know if it comes from the fact that we live in the countryside. Maybe, in any case I know that my parents do not understand why we want to go to Paris because it's expensive. It might have been preferable for me to be a nurse because it's a job you can do in the country (acording to my parents).

Personally I chose Angoulême for the specialty packaging otherwise I will have been in Rennes or Caen. Paris no, because it is not financially accessible for me if I am at school and therefore not paid.

Yesterday I went back to Paris for interviews and thought back to the discussion on the topic. The RER was late so people were jostling on the platform, no one really looked at each other, many had their eyes closed it looked like they will go to the labour camp, it's crazy!

On the other hand Soulac sur mer is far from Angouleme, I think it is not easy all this way. For my part I will try to choose a place of residence near my work to avoid the drive every day.

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Post by Fanny Khader on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:07 am

Hello !!
I grew up in Paris, (in the 18th arrondissement, in Montmartre) and I'm not accostumed to the rural life. For me, even if you don't like crowdy places, I think Montmartre is the most beautiful place in the world, it's so typical, so parisian and you have the impression that you are in a small village. After years and years of living in Paris my parents wanted to move.. So we went to Sarlat-la-Caneda (When I was 15 approximatly), in Dordogne,  as perfect parisians as we are, we don't have the drive license so it was complicated to live in Sarlat (it's a very beautiful city! you must go one day!). It is a very cute medieval city and I met soooo cool people there! But we stayed only 6 months because it was too small for us. For me, it was very difficult to change my environment like this. In retrospect, it has been rewarding! After 6 month in Sarlat we moved in Bordeaux. And now I'm in Angoulême haha


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Post by Lea GRELLIER on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:08 am

Hello everyone,

Like many of you, I come from a small village and not from a city. Staple, I live in Vendée and there isn't big city and very few train station.

Since I was a child, I enjoy in my house and in my large garden. It is surrounded by fields and behind is the forest. We hear the sound of birds (not cars). Sometimes the farm tractor at the neighbor's farm reminds us that we are in the field. My village has only 1600 habitants, and I live in the "locality" located at 5 minutes by car from the village.

So, you'll understand, I lived in the countryside and I enjoy being outside.

I also like big cities, but only for a weekend, or few days in holidays! It's still better for cultural outings, for have a drink and for go shopping ! Because in small cities there is absolutely nothing, or just "cache-cache"
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