Oh là là! Merveilleux! Et ainsi de suite.
We here at HuffPost UK Comedy are celebrating Bastille Day by having the day off (well, it is a Sunday), drinking beaucoup de vin and of course, rounding up funny quotes. It's a centuries-old French tradition. Possibly.
So without further ado, here are 15 lovely witticisms about our friends across La Manche. Joyeux le quatorze juillet, tout le monde!
Also on HuffPost:
Marine conservationist, explorer, Steve Zissou template.
The singing sparrow.
Simone de Beauvoir
Writer, philosopher, feminist pioneer.
The father of deconstruction.
New Wave filmmaker, actor and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind" target="_blank">alien-botherer</a>.
Actress, director, star of 'Jules Et Jim'.
Hollywood's favourite Frenchman.
The ultimate designer <em>moderne</em>.
Actress, model, animal-lover.
New Wave filmmaker, epic glasses-wearer.
Composer, electronic instrumentalist, <em>son et lumière</em> live show specialist.
Actress, model, the French star of 'The English Patient'.
Footballer, actor, philosopher.
MIchel Roux, Jr
Scandalous, brilliant novelist.
The male Brigitte Bardot.
Record-holder for the most César awards for Best Actress.
Prolific actor, fine moustache-wearer.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Painter, illustrator, short man.
Novelist, essayist and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/22/conservative-party-venn-diagram_n_3319862.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-comedy" target="_blank">the Tories' worst nightmare</a>.
Teacher, French Resistance member, human rights campaigner.
Transatlantic director, screenwriter and producer.
Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion designer and <em>prêt-à-porter</em> pioneer.
Actor, singer, quintessential Frenchman.
The father of modern photojournalism.
Impressionist painter who wasn't a man.
Joséphine de La Baume
Actress, model, half of Singtank.
Electronic pop duo and darlings of the Nineties.
Writer, filmmaker, author of 'L'Amant'.
Singer-songwriter, cigarette-smoker, father of...
Anglo-French actress and singer.
The French Tom Jones.
Electronic pop duo and darlings of the Noughties.
Actor, Heartbreaker, Mr Populaire. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0244151/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1" target="_blank">And we mean those things literally.</a>
Actress, director, Ethan Hawke's dream woman.
Novelist also known as Amantine Lucile Dupin.
Poet, novelist, filmmaker, inspiration for the Cocteau Twins' name.
Director, screenwriter, <em>cinéma du look</em> filmmaker.
Actress, model, singer of <em>Joe Le Taxi</em>.
American-born, French-naturalised dancer, singer, actress, muse, Civil Rights activist and helper of the French Resistance.
Composer, musical pioneer.
Actress, timeless beauty, star of more than 100 films.
Fashion designer, Madonna bustier-creator.
Existentialist philosopher and Nobel Prize refuser.
Writer, bohemian, erotic novelist.
New Wave film star.
Director, actor, screenwriter, love interest to...
'Amélie' star turned darling of every living cinema-goer.
Fashion designer, style innovator and creator of the brand Chanel.
Writer, philosopher, purveyor of existential angst.
Actor, Hollywood star, ruthless dance teacher (in 'Black Swan', at least).