Fascinating - I lived and worked in France and it seemed to be a fact that the French from Marsellies and some other regions could never get along with the French from Paris. However when the French guy from Marseilles donned his classic white pants and there was a party with Bouillabaisse Marseillaise being served a completely different atmospere prevailed. Equally the French were at time ant--British - but be with a group of them at A UK nightclub and the grande european ideal was strong.
Some US citizens supported ,freedom fries, etc. etc.
I have fully appreciated the hospitality of the French in LT - the champagne at the nightclub, charity dinners, etc. etc. and do not think think very many conform to that unfortunate stereotype of a Frenchman.
Some Dominicans think the French are too demainding : but when they reflect over a rum or two they see that the French influence has done good things for LT. They enjoy going to nightspots not exclusively tourist, drinking at French owned bars etc. etc.
The drainage system with EU grants was promoted by the French here.
If you want a real Dominican life style than Cabarate is not the right choice. Unless of course you want to be harrassed by beach vendors, ladies of the night and over pay for drinks and food. Cabarate is fine for a week or two but gets old real fast. If you are 20 and into surf or kite boarding and partying all night than by all means go and live there. If you want to interact with Dominicans, Haitians and people from all over Europe and North America and see what life is like outside of the over crowded tourist traps than Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula awaits you. You may even learn another language.