What not to do in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year the French capital visited by about 30 million tourists. How to make the trip memorable, not to fall into an awkward position because of ignorance of cultural norms and does not break out of the budget? experienced hikers recommendations on the international website for planning and booking travel TripAdvisor.


Do not go down into the subway without a ticket. The penalty will be very high. In Paris, you can not spend a little time, it’s a beautiful city. For the implementation of the tourism program of the first visit to add another 1-2 days, because you will want to stay anyway. It is impossible to walk through Paris on maps or guidebooks. Blast off it are, look around and go there, aimlessly.
Do not make the list of monuments and places that must be seen in Paris. Paris – a city with an extremely rich history and culture. Every street, every square, every alley and there is something to tell you. You can not run headlong through Paris to see the sights and take a picture of them without knowing their history and why they are here.

You can not consider only the Mona Lisa at the same angle – from different angles, it seems something serious, something fun. Do not look for the smile on the lips of Mona Lisa, looking for her facial expression.
Do not buy bottled water because the city universally installed fountains with drinking water. Take your bottle and fill it completely free water from the fountain.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. It is said that Parisians are unfriendly, but actually it is not. There will always be someone who will help you, even if you do not speak French.
Do not forget to shake hands with the waiters, vendors and passers-by who you ask the way. The French are very important manner, and in most cases they will be more inclined to help you if you say in French, “Good afternoon, I’m sorry, Madame / Monsieur.” Never refer to Frenchman informally and do not kiss them twice at the meeting, of course, if you are not good friends. If you go to Abesses Metro Station, do not go up the stairs, because it is the deepest metro station in Paris. It is better to use the elevator.
Do not get into the car until it did not come from the passengers. Parisians do not hesitate to scold you for your lack of good manners.
Do not forget to just wander around Paris. Sit on one of the great Parisian quays, or spend time in a Paris cafe gardens or just watching how life goes.
Do not give up on a good French meal or a piece of pie (especially the French – Kings desserts) posmakuyte ice on the bridge of Saint-Louis, and listen to the silence of the small island of the Cité, located in the heart of Paris.
Do not order bottled water in restaurants, unless you do not want soda. If you just ask for a glass of water or just water, the waiter will bring
you water out of the tap. This allows you to save a few euros.
Do not eat in the cafes on the main streets and tourist spots, such as the Latin Quarter, because the prices are high. Go deep into the streets, where you will find a café with a wonderful menu at an attractive price. Cafe with the best prices are where they live Parisians, namely the 5th, 11th, 16th and 20th districts.
Do not forget to buy a French perfume!

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