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"Try to speak the language. ..." Parlez vous francais? Tip by jtb2inky

Parlez vous francais?, Paris: 100 reviews and 36 photos

Try to speak the language. This is for all you Americans who expect everyone to speak English to cater to you - STOP! This will not go over well in Paris. People do speak English, and will do so if you prove yourself not to be a jerk. Even if you speak no French, pull out the Berlitz language guide and work your way through it. You'll be surprised at the results. I am convinced that 100% of the people that come back from Paris complaining about how 'rude the Parisians are' would have had a different experience had they tried to speak the language. This is true for travel to all locations.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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