France uses the same system of floor naming as Britain does. The first
floor as we know it in America is the ground floor or Rez-de-Chaussée;
the second floor is the first floor, or premier étage; the third floor
is the second floor, or deuxième étage, and so on.
This can, at times, be confusing, especially if you are talking to
another American who is telling you what floor he lives on when he has
invited you over to his place!
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