Speaking to locals ahead of the forthcoming presidential election, BBC’s Radio 4’s PM programme, one man from Toulouse, in the southern Occitanie region, said reducing social division and poverty had to be a priority.
He said: “The thing we need most from a new president is jobs, it’s work above everything else.
“We need to stop these philosophical debates and hit the real problems, social division, poverty and I come back to it again, work.
“I’m obliged to feel French, I was born here and like a good French citizen I will vote in these elections.”
The local said France needs a President who will address the real issues facing the country
Adding it was only a matter of time before Frexit, he said: "I think there's a strong current pushing for France to leave the EU actually.
"I think there's a strong possibility that we'll be out – perhaps not in these elections but maybe after the next. The EU needs to reform to avoid this total divorce."
However, local cafe owner Christophe Constantin insisted he could not picture a future where France abandoned Brussels.
We need to stop these philosophical debates and hit the real problems
Explaining he feels “thoroughly European”, he added 27 different nationalities have walked through his door since opening six months ago.
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Taking a dig at presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, he said: “I think the only person talking of Frexit is Marine Le Pen and she will never get through.
“I can’t see how it’s possible that woman could govern a country like today’s France.”
Despite some locals urging the EU to reform to stop other countries from leaving the fold, pensioner Genevieve appeared thrilled at the idea of Frexit as she hailed the UK for voting to leave.
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She said: "How lovely, a lady from Brexit Britain. I think Brexit's great.
“I’d like France to get out of Europe so she could find her own identity again. Let's make France great again!"
It comes as France is prepared for the first round in the presidential election later this month.
National Front National (FN) leader, Mrs Le Pen is neck and neck with Emmanuel Marcon with just two weeks to go before the first round of voting on Sunday April 23.