FAUCHON AND CHRISTMAS!
When you are in Paris during the Christmas period, you must foresee some window shopping at Fauchon's! Every year the decoration is super, splendid, remarkable...
Of course, shopping is possible but ..... You find Fauchon : Place de la Madeleine.
Arriving at the base of the...
Arriving at the base of the Eiffel Tower, it is an impressive sight. We pay our fees and excitedly enter the first of a series of elevators that will take us to the top. The travelogue will give you a bird's eye view of Paris from high atop the Eiffel Tower.
La Concierge was a prison during the revolution and the Queen, Marie-Antoinette, spent her last days here before going to the guillotine. Nowadays, it's a museum, giving a history of the revolution. Inside, you can see reconstructed cells, where prisoners spent their final hours.
Mostly Friendly French
I have heard about the french being unfriendly people and refused to respond to questions asked in English. It is not true that they are unfriendly people. And yes, they may not like it if you immediately asked them to their face "Hello, do you speak English?"
Come on, please people! You visit someone's country of different culture and language, and you expect them to speak your language? As tourists and visitors to France, we should at least make the effort to learn some of their language, at least the basic words like "Bonjour, Merci, Pardon," etc. There are many guidebooks that have basic french words. If we make the effort to be friendly to the French, then they will be friendly to us too.
"Do onto others as you want others to do onto you" - isn't this the golden rule?
For the times I've spent in Paris and other parts of France, I find the French people to be friendly and outgoing. They will help and sometimes go beyond the norm to help a lost visitor. Off course, there are the exceptions and I did come across a few rude french - but this happens all over the world. In every country, you meet nice people and the NOT so nice people. That's life.
So, I love Paris - the city, the food, the wine and the nice french people.
Regular luggage... If you are a real tourist, like those who take the camera even for the hotel's bathroom, please take a good sneakers... you will walk for milles... I can say that in average we walked 15 a 17 Km/day.
If you 're planning to go in the winter take your best coat, gloves... because it's really cold.... A lotion or cream for the muscles and tired legs.. Watch out with digital cameras... ! in the X Ray of the airports!!