In Paris, the best thing to...
In Paris, the best thing to see is the Eiffel Tower. It's so grandios. It's better if you look the Eiffel Tower in real than in picture. Paris is Paris ... My best memory is when I was going to the Arc de Triomphe. It's so fabulous to see all the car around this magnifique Arc.
Admiral's Club CDG
The Admiral's Club at CDG was a nice experience pre-flight. The club is very bright and well light with plenty of space to sit and relax. My wife and I spent some time here before boarding a flight back to JFK.
The lounge had a nice selection of drinks, snacks and food items. My wife enjoyed some Sauvignon Blanc along with some Perrier with lemon. I enjoyed some Fanta which is so much better her than what is produced in the states..it's less sweet flavor with more of a citrus taste. I enjoyed a few of their tuna triangle sandwiches which were the size of a tea sandwich along with some pretzels and chips.
It was nice to relax and unwind before our long flight home.
Trying 'exotic' dishes..
Sharing from a plate is no problem at all.
And, if you haven't already tried frog's legs, and snails in garlic, give both a shot.
By sharing, one of you might love these and polish the plate ;)
Never make a French man wrong....
Never make a French man wrong. Always let him believe he is the most handsome, intelligent person in the universe.
Expect to be treated like a 'stupid tourist' and don't take it personal, it's part and parcel of their nature. Just admire them and if you are a girl and you are not ugly, go with the flow, they will take you out to dinner and all, and you will have a great time.
Tips, yes of course and like anywhere, the more the better but don't expect any thanks from them in return. But if you tip them well they will remember you and treat you better next time.
They greet by kissing on the cheeks, usually one on each side, some times two. Guys even kiss other guys, normal here. But just be yourself, I am a girl and I still shake hands and don't kiss unless they stick out their face to be kissed (of course, I am part British so...).
Try to learn French, if you can. They don't usually tell you they understand English so watch what you say. They will pretend they don't understand you when you ask for directions so pick the younger French people, or the young business type, they usually help and do speak English. Don't even talk to the old folks, they will just bark back.
The Modern Paris - La Defénse
When I was in Paris, my house was near La Defénse and on my first day I went there for a brief visit.
It's a modern place, different from the "classic Paris" but I think it's interesting and the gorgeous open-spaces are very good to rest or walk around.
Curiosity: L' Arc du Triomphe and L'Arc de La Defénse are clearly alligned.