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Subject: French tourist infoguide- 101 things to do in France
Herc the Merc    6/26/2007 4:26:41 PM
Could some French or other informed sources put down things to do besides hotdog in Eiffel tower. ie restaurants from expensive to inexpensive, various dishes, wines and clubs.
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Lynstyne       6/26/2007 7:52:09 PM
1 Expect customer service
2 Drive in a manner approaching the highway code or its french equivelant - I no longer use roundabouts correctly because no one in France does and all i achieved by using lane dicipline was to create chaos and endnger myself and everyone else.
3 obey no smoking signs - no really
4 Speak french badly - French is a very precise language and the slightest mispronunciation by you means they will not understand.
5. speak another language but french
6. get falling over drunk - they dont like it this is very much an anglo saxon and germanic thing.
7. argue with the gendarme these boys dont mess around
8 never ever ever ask what country they dislike - this ia a long list  english because they are german because they are arrogant italian because they are arrogant spanish because they are arrogant ameicans because they are arrogant, insert country here because etc you get the drift
9. In response to the above dont point out that is what you think of them if you want serving.
10. Act like its your country and they are the foreigners
Some Sarcastic some straight up but all with an element of truth
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Lynstyne       6/26/2007 7:54:21 PM
bollox missread thread as 101 things not to do in france. very tired.
dont i feel stupid
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Herc the Merc    thx anyway   6/26/2007 7:57:49 PM

bollox missread thread as 101 things not to do in france. very tired.


dont i feel stupid


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Herc the Merc       6/26/2007 8:02:51 PM
What would be 5 retaurants -(exclusive) too eat in, 5 regular retsaurants to try, 20 spots in FRance to see, best Foie gras,
nightclubs and shows to c in Paris.
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Lynstyne       6/26/2007 8:17:58 PM
carcasonne castle is well worth a visit
the pyrennes if youre into hiking or winter sports
bordeaux ive heard is worth a visit
i  know of a lot of people who tour the d day sights in normandy
ive never been to paris so cant help there
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eldnah       6/27/2007 6:39:36 PM
Five years ago I did a tour of the Normandy battlefields, spending a night at and dining at a different châteaus and seeing the nearby sites. A central base would have been more efficient but not as much fun. A great stop on the way out is Monet's home in Giverny. If your pressed for time the Musee d'orsay is more enjoyable than the Louvre. Best bistro?...Benoit. Best splurge?.....Jules Verne Restaurant at the Eifel Tower. Bring a beautiful woman to get the best seat and service.
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Bluewings12       6/27/2007 7:37:11 PM
""101 things to do in France ?"

Well .... ask me for 1001 things to do , it is easier . 101 is not enough to choose from ;-)

Cheers .

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sofa       7/14/2007 10:18:07 AM
#1 thing to do when in France: Vicks vapor rub under the nose!
Here are some more recommendations: shower, bathing, laundry, trash pick-up, and smoke more to hide the scent.
I experienced the joy of leaving France last week, and I can recommend that as well.
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Godofgamblers       7/16/2007 10:06:43 PM
Go south. The Cote d'Azur is another world. Beautiful beaches and beautiful people. You can haggle in the markets. Lots of small streets. Outdoor markets. Arab presence. Friendly people. You can travel up and down the coast and not regret one stop you make. You can do it on a budget or 5-star if you want.
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VelocityVector    GoG has it right   7/16/2007 11:50:10 PM

Do the usual Parisian sight-seeing like ET, Batteux Mouges and Mon Martes.  Cafe hop, see Louvre, Versailles etc. for a few days then get out and about.  I love Paris but GoG is spot on.  The south can be a lot less expensive yet more fascinating.  From castles to cacti from Cannes to Nice Market and Brios on to Monaco and Ventigmilia Italy.  Pop in for a local band concert, tour a parfumery, grab local fruit and cheese, explore mountain villages by train leaving your car parked.  The time will pass too quickly.  Just please don't be an ugly American, like by opening political dialogue with a captive audience (family restaurant waiter) and if you do happen to see one of those types I hope you mess with them plenty, I do and I will whenever I revisit and detect such ba$tards.


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