I'm Belgian, native French-speaker. Knowing both France and Poland really makes me wonder in which way they are similar. Except maybe for the fact that Mickiewicz and Kieslowski both spent a part of their career in France ;-). Anyway, when I read things like the following...
French are sophisticated in their behaviour
French are always thinkers, intelectuals
attentive to detail
Polish can be friendly
Polish are in a transaccion period
Polish are still to have, sexual/racial revolution
...here is what I want to answer :
Some French are thinkers, intellectuals and attentive to details. They indeed have a fifferent structure of thought because their culture articulates around Cartesian logics, which differs from Slavic culture.
France and Poland both have good cuisine. I prefer the Polish one which I found to be healthier.
Both Poles and French are very instructed. Each coutry in its part of Europe had a large cultural influence on neighbouring countries.
Poles are often friendly, more than the French who often looks down on others by excessive self-esteem, oftent thinking they are superior to the rest of the world. Which, of course, often makes them the joke of the world and not the most desired people.
I find Polish women more elegant than French ones, and Polish people in general not so big-mouthed, warmer and with better manners.
I hope Poland doesn't fall in the same trap as Western Europe did and will NOT have a sexual/racial revolution, like the ones which damaged our society. I hope the only transition I hope they will go through is an economically one allowing low salaries to increase.
Anyway, I learnt something with the time. When I'm in a foreign country where I try to speak the local language (often with a little French accent which I cannot always manage to hide), I immediately specify that I'm Belgian and not French. Immediate effect: I'm better welcomed ;-)...