One very important word of advice when visiting France. Always greet them with Bonjour or Bon soir depending on what time of the day it is. Even if they greet you in English always reply in French. We were advised this by our Cruise Director, and we learnt first hand what happens if you don’t.
Went down to breakfast on the Saturday and we were greeted by the hostess with “hello”, so we all said hello. We were then taken to a very awkward table to get into and out of.
From the next morning we always said Bonjour and service was so much better. Out shopping, getting a taxi, buying a wine or coffee, always use the French greeting with a smile. They love that you are making an attempt at their language.
Even when Muriel rang our room we always said Bonjour just in case it was…
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