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Paris and the rest of France   Europe

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Glen (GEAATL)
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From: Glen (GEAATL)

1/17/14

You could always give French lessons in the forum chat room  :)

Most important phrase to learn first in any language: "Where's the restroom?"

Jacques (ZAZOU)

From: Jacques (ZAZOU)

1/18/14

" Most important phrase to learn first in any language: "Where's the restroom?" "

LOL!!!  Yup, that's an important question. :)

Anywhere except in Paris, I'd say: "Où sont les toilettes?"

In Paris: "Ou sont les WC ?"  (And pronounced as "VAY SAY", the "W" is pronounced as "V").  WC is short for the water closet, but this is Paris:  You have to know the English language in order to understand their French. ;)

You'll be right at ease if you're looking for a drugstore, a discount store, a parking, the lobby of a hotel, all of them being ahem... "French" words. :)

Ditto if you flew charter to Paris, that you rode the bus, or rode low-cost from the new SNCF train service and that your wife took the opportunity for having a brushing while in town. It's all French.

Language barrier, what language barrier? ;)

Glen (GEAATL)
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From: Glen (GEAATL)

1/18/14

All over Europe, I carried (this was before people carried Android phones with Google translate) a little booklet of useful phrases.  More than once, that and a lot of gestures, were helpful (in Paris because my English got ignored, and now and then when I hit someone elsewhere that didn't know English).

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From: Glen (GEAATL)

3/2/14

10 Great Spots in Paris with a Literary History

Fodor's Travel

Famous writers have called Paris home throughout history, and many of their favorite bars and restaurants remain essentially unchanged. Wine and dine in their honor at these 10 spots. Read more

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From: Glen (GEAATL)

7/4/14

Paris Diaries: Walking through Montmartre and Le Marais Districts

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We are so happy to share with all of you the travel diaries of our amazing trip to Paris just last week. We are both going through some serious vacation withdrawal, since everything about our trip is still so fresh in our minds
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From: Glen (GEAATL)

7/16/14

Paris Diaries 2: The Mona Lisa up close

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With millions of visitors every year, Musée du Louvre is easily the world's most visited museum. Tons of people flock to see the Mona Lisa in person, and appreciate thousands of other sculptures and paintings. It's always advisable to purchase tickets in advance so you can avoid the long lines, or even opt to have a guided tour. But since we didn't have enough time to plan out our itinerary for every single day of our trip, we decided to go at our own pace instead based, on a shortlist of places we wanted to visit.
 
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