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What Not to Do in Paris

By Christine, USA, February 2013

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Everyone asks what there is to do in Paris, but no one seems to ask what NOT to do! Here’s some solid advice for all visitors to Paris, whether it’s your first or your 51st time in the City of Light.

DO NOT be scared to bust out your high school French


A lot of Parisians speak a little bit of English, but not everyone does – and not everyone has to, because it’s France. But it can be frustrating to try to learn and remember French phrases, and it’s unnerving to speak French to an actual French person! Just dive in, try your best, and smile. They appreciate the effort, and you’ll have a much better experience. Look at it as an adventure – and if all else fails, just know you’ll never see that person whose language you’re butchering again.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Paris Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Paris.

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