Few words in French
Below you will find few useful words you can use while traveling in Fance:
Yes/No = Oui/Non
Yes, please/No, thank you = Oui, s'il vous plaît/Non, merci
Please = S'il vous plaît
Thank you = Merci (madame/monsieur)
You're welcome = Il n'y a pas de quoi
Here is/are = Voici...
Hello/Good morning/afternoon = Bonjour, (madame/monsieur)
Hello/Good evening = Bonsoir (madame/monsieur)
Goodbye = Au revoir
Good night = Bonne nuit
How are you? = Comment allez-vous?
Very well, thanks = Très bien, merci
Excuse me = Excusez-moi
Do you speak English? = Est-ce que vous parlez anglais?
Can you help me? = Est-ce que vous pouvez m'aider?
I don't understand. = Je ne comprends pas.
I don't know. = Je ne sais pas.
Could you please write it down = Est-ce que vous pouvez l'écrire?
Sorry = Désolé(e)
Where? = Où?
When? = Quand?
How? = Comment?
Why? = Pourquoi?
Who? = Qui?
Which? = Lequel?/Laquelle?
Where is...? = Où est...?
How much? = Combien?
How many? = Combien?
What's that? = Qu'est-ce que c'est?
I like it. = Ça me plaît.
I don't like it. = Ça ne me plaît pas.
OK/Agreed. = Ça va/d'accord.
That's fine. = C'est bien.
Hungry, but no time to waste...
This little shop half way the Montmartre butte sells excellent French sandwiches . With salad, eggs, tomatoes and Brie cheese, camembert... but also with tuna, Gauda cheese, ham... and they are less expensive than 50 meters higher on the butte.
We tasted the difference. These are the best! (3,5 euros)
This is how to get there: leave the Place du Tertre via the stairs of the rue du Calvaire. The shop is just down these stairs.(see red circle in the picture)
Paris Welcomes Couples
Whether you are traveling with that special someone or blazing through town on your own, the romantic atmosphere of Paris pervades all things. From the lovers in the city squares to the riverside walks to the private alleys, love is in the air.
Non, je ne regrette rien
This song sends shivers up and down my spine. "The Sparrow" is required listening while you are packing for a trip to Paris. I've included a link below in case you want to order the Best of Edith Piaf!
Her voice is beautiful and haunting and she is an icon much loved by the French.
Aujourd'hui, ça commence avec toi !
What to bring with?
Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Whether snowy/wet/sunny/warm or cold weather, layer your clothing.
Wear thermal underwear (these are easily bought at the local clothing shops), with warm leggings and a top under a toasty jacket for the cold. I have my trusty grey duffle coat, plus a white snow jacket for this type of weather, and they are a godsend!
Wear flat shoes that have a good grip, as when it is snowing, and afterwards, when it is sludge, it's really difficult to walk and keep your balance!
Always remember to bring a cap/hat that covers your head and neck for when it gets hot, as well as sunglasses. : Sunscreen (Factor 35 is the minimum factor I use, no matter what the weather is), headache tablets and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc. Your camera, with charger, and a EUROPEAN plug extension. Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars