Top Faux Pas by Tourists to Paris

April in Paris…What have you done to my heart? This is the month when the depressing Parisian winter turns to romantic spring…and tourists near and far flock to the city for vacation. Despite widely disseminated information about basic etiquette in France, certain faux pas continue to be committed because of a few unusual Gallic customs. Where should you keep your hands when you dine in a French restaurant? Why is it a bad idea to say hello to a passerby on the street? What’s the first thing you need to do when entering any small shop? Read Heather Stimmler-Hall’s de rigueur guide to avoid the no-nos that will have you pegged as a rube.

One Response to “Top Faux Pas by Tourists to Paris”

  1. Comment by Robert LaRocque | 05/11/11 at 4:13 am

    What a great guide! I may use this to introduce some of the faux pas to my students using this guide. Merci!

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