"Tipping" France Local Custom Tip by chess_machine

France Local Customs: 403 reviews and 350 photos

You are NOT asked to tip, as the service is nearly always included in the bill. But, because we are French we like to make things complicated. There is not a one for all defined rule on tipping. You can go without adding tip and dont be harassed by the waiter in the street... Well, I will try a generalization:

Dont add tip. Perfectly OK.
Add tip. Perfectly OK too.

HOWEVER. Note that in expensive restaurants, not adding tip will be considered as extremely vulgar.

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2005
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