Despite historical ties, being part of the Latin family and the similarities between the two capitals, French began to settle in Romania also after the ’90s. We cannot talk about waves of immigrants or a common interest that favoured the presence of this minority in our country. If some Frenchmen were carried away by the lure of a bohemian “small Paris” with Balkan shades, others were rather attracted by business opportunities. Low wages, trained and professional Romanian employees, doubled by the fact that Romania is a Francophone country, French being in the top foreign languages spoken by Romanians, all of these brought investors to the major cities of the country. Their idea of community is similar to that of the English. The French don’t feel the need to belong to a group, so we cannot speak about a community in itself. Romania ranks 64 among the countries in which French people live, with over 3000 French settled here.
France’s National Day:
July 14th, celebration of the 1789 Revolution and the Fête de la Fédération in 1970.