Really? You must have lived in some nice parts of the world to consider France an f-hole. I'd consider down the street more of an f-hole than most of France.
Ever been to Paris? The people stunk and were rude; the subway didn't work at all and stunk. Having come from England where the subway is crisp and clean and actually RUNS and where the people go out of their way to be extra courteous to complete strangers; yes I would say that place sucked. FWIW Versailles was absolutely beautiful, unquestionably the best part of the trip.