Now, I'm not complaining, but I found this little fact both strange and fascinating. Here in Eastern France I am always referred to as “Madame”. In fact any woman who is obviously past her mid-twenties is a “Madame” in my neck of the woods regardless of whether or not she is wearing a wedding band. But in Paris this is certainly not the case. Even my friend Nat, who is adorably 6 months pregnant, gets referred to as “Mademoiselle” when she is out and about in the city of lights.
So of course now I am crazy curious to hear from the rest of you ex-pat gals in France. (A bunch of you will have to de-lurk for this little poll.)
Where you live, are you a “Madame” or a “Mademoiselle”?