"Parisian friendliness" Stereotypes Tip by OrlandoBR

Stereotypes, Paris: 80 reviews and 39 photos

  Place de la Concorde
by OrlandoBR

This always generates a lot of discussion, but I always say the French people are extremely friendly and helpful. Most of them can speak English and will do so, wholeheartedly. They're usually smiley and very polite, whether you're dealing with shop assistants or regular people in the streets. I did notice, however, that they behave a little differently when dealing with North Americans, but I guess a Bonjour followed by a I can't speak French must solve the problem.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 14, 2003
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