I remember the first time I saw such a house in France. I'd heard about the tiny 3-phase supplies, but it was still an odd experience to stand there looking at a main disjoncteur
set at a mere 15 amps per phase (and in typical French fashion, it looked as though both it and its wiring were held to the wall with sticky tape, bits of string, and a lot of luck!).
At least it's good to know that EDF is moving toward a more sensible system of supplying single phase at a decent current for the average home. Now all you need to do is get them to scrap the demand-based standing charge so you can get rid of all the needlessly complex switching arrangements.
I've always been left with the impression that the general French attitude to anything electrical is simply "Pas de problème, il marche n'est-ce pas?" (No problem, it works doesn't it?)
But I have to agree with Alan about the roads in France. Vastly better than the crumbling, non-maintained excuses for public highways that British roads have become in recent years.
By the way Alan, is that a spy..... Er, I mean surveillance camera on the first two pics? Please tell me these aren't springing up all over small French towns as well?