Everything you need to know about Tipping in Paris

Everything you need to know about Tipping in Paris

Not sure who or how much to tip? In Paris, like most other cities, there is a tipping culture which is useful to know about before you travel. The Paris Perfect concierge team offers their advice on tipping etiquette and French culture to guide you. What do they recommend for new travelers to the city? Read on to find out what (or who) you should – and shouldn’t – tip in Paris… ... Read More

French and American Cultural Differences: It’s the Little Things!

French and American Cultural Differences: It’s the Little Things!

Did you know that Europeans start counting on their hands with their thumbs, while Americans begin with their index finger? Or that most French people have no idea how to open an American carton of milk? These little cultural differences are telltale signs of someone’s nationality that would immediately blow your cover if you were an international spy! ... Read More

French Cultural Tips: 5 Ways to Avoid Awkward Moments with the Locals in Paris

French Cultural Tips: 5 Ways to Avoid Awkward Moments with the Locals in Paris

When traveling to a new country, it’s essential to know some cultural basics. For instance, how does tipping work in Paris, and how does one obtain free glasses of water at a cafe? You can either learn the hard way, or come prepared! Here are 5 tips that will prevent any awkward moments with the locals in Paris. ... Read More

Joyeux Anniversaire Ninette – 99 Ans!

Joyeux Anniversaire Ninette – 99 Ans!

We’re wishing Philippe’s mother a very happy birthday as she turns 99 this year. She has accomplished what matters in life, being a wonderful mother to two kind, smart and upright sons. She’s taught our entire family so much over the years and influenced us all in countless ways. Even down to showing our family how love can be expressed in each and every lovingly prepared meal. Joyeux Anniversaire Ninette! ... Read More

Get Ready for the Grand Finish of the Tour de France in Paris!

Get Ready for the Grand Finish of the Tour de France in Paris!

Get ready! The Tour de France in Paris is a must-see event. The fantastic finish concludes on the iconic Champs Elysées, after nearly a month of cycling. Come see the group whip past you in a blur and feel the excitement that this 100-year-old event inspires. ... Read More

French Restaurant Etiquette: How to Avoid a Faux Pas in Paris

French Restaurant Etiquette: How to Avoid a Faux Pas in Paris

Longtime American in Paris Shelby Ocana shares her tips for eating out in Paris’ many different types of restaurants so you can avoid any surprises or making an awkward French dining faux pas. ... Read More

Vive la rentrée!

Vive la rentrée!

La rentrée, literally, “the return,” means back-to-school time, and it’s a big deal in France. There’s a feeling of anticipation and renewal in the air as the happy message of “Vive la rentrée” is shared across the nation. ... Read More

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