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Savoir flair: 211 tips for enjoying France and the French

Author: Platt, Polly Publisher: Culture Crossings, 2007.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 296 p. : Ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780964668430Type of document: Book
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Book Europe Campus
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Print GV50.63 .F7 P53 2007
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Available 001255638
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Savoir Flair ! 211 Tips for Enjoying France and the French Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Enjoying Your Arrival · emergency assistance at Orly Sud Airport · at Charles de Gaulle Airport: ATM's, phone cards · which transportation to Paris? Bus, train, shuttle, taxi? Chapter 2: Enjoying Your Hotel · where is it? how is it? · what is its name? · my adventure in Toulouse Chapter 3: Enjoying French Bathrooms · in hotels · in cafés · in other public places Chapter 4: Enjoying Paris on Foot · helpfulness of Parisians · crossing streets! · a stroll through 1,000 years Chapter 5: Enjoying Speaking French · the French appreciate your (even bad) French · short cuts (bluffs) · street expressions to avoid · deceptive French words (faux amis) Chapter 6: Enjoying Paris on Wheels and Water · in taxis · on the Métro and the RER, in buses , on the Seine Batobus shuttle · driving, cycling, rollerblading Chapter 7: Enjoying French Dogs · dogs are different in France · City Hall's dog-poop wars Chapter 8: Enjoying Getting Information · knowing how · mistaken assomptions Chapter 9: Enjoying French Customer Service · French and American expectations · travelers who got it and travelers who didn't Chapter 10: Enjoying the Local Scene · the post office, open markets, the barber/ hairdresser, the movies · the pharmacy, department stores , the flea market, church Chapter 11: Enjoying Finding Something You've Lost Chapter 12: Enjoying Being Young in Paris: Teens and Early Twenties · in French families: hot water, long meals, etc. · flirting, la bise, where to meet a young man/young woman 15 19 31 46 56 70 83 107 114 121 132 146 151 · in the Métro, on the street · early teens Chapter 13: Enjoying Being a Woman in France · enjoying being a man meeting French women · enjoying being a woman flirting with French men Chapter 14: Enjoying Cafés · the corner café, café geos, literary cafés, café philos · café customs Chapter 15: Enjoying French Food · the great French delicacies · the great chefs: what they say and write Chapter 16: Enjoying French Restaurants · French restaurants are special · French waiters are special: their language and prestige · travelers' tales · the celestial 3-stars Chapter 17: Enjoying Business (and Pleasure) Meals · suggestions of where to go, with whom and when · restaurant manners · hosting a business lunch: seating, eating, drinking Chapter 18: Enjoying the SNCF (the French Railroad) · why the TGV (the bullet train) is wonderful · the Savoir-Flair of taking the right train · six foreign-passenger SNCF adventures Chapter 19: Enjoying Motoring in France · French expressway habits · road regulations · handling a rented car · handling road maps · an American accident that turned out well Chapter 20: Enjoying Bicycle Tours · your own tour or a group tour · following the Tour de France Chapter 21: Enjoying Rural Living · renting: why, where and who from · the Dordogne, an English "colony": what are the amenities · dealing with local tradespeople Conclusion 167 177 185 198 218 229 244 259 268 286

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