We're traveling to Paris in August and have been told the French don't like tourists who don't speak their language. Is this correct?
It is true, but Americans tend to come across a little rude. We talk so much louder than the French, and our constant yelling is off-putting to them. Be polite, keep the volume down (always!) and suspend your American expectations for customer service, and you'll get along fine. Anyway, Parisians evacuate Paris during the month of August, so you'll have less locals to offend than usual. over 9 years ago
Among the easiest in the world! The metro can get you anywhere in the city with just one or two transfers at most. Or if you want a free tour of the city while in transit, take the bus. I hop on a route just to keep my eyes peeled for a new restaurant or boutique to check out later. Get a Navigo pass and hop on and off as often as you like. Also, if you have a European bank account, you can use your debit card to rent a Velib (that's a bike). When the weather is nice, there is no better way to travel. Just watch out for Parisian drivers! It can be a real adventure! over 9 years ago
Will be in Paris for Christmas and looking for a good restaurant to eat dinner. We are staying in the 3rd arrondissement. Any advice?
Try to get a reservation at the Nicholas Flamel restaurant. It's a historic spot, and is supposed to have outstanding French food. over 9 years ago