Napoleon was pretty disparaging about the English too. For my part I went to university in France and I still spend about a quarter of each year there. I adore the French. And I am rarely identified as English so I can promise you they are pretty disparaging about the English when they think there are none of us around. But nor do they spare their fellow countrymen. I studied in Lyon and i remember they had very few nice things to say about the Parisiens.