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In the heart of the 11th Arrondissement (district) of Paris, we welcome you to stay, enjoy and make yourself at home in a lovely short term rental apartment

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Small Reminders
(To avoid "I should have asked before we left")

*   Electric outlets in France may not the ones you have at home.
*   Local time is given in "24h a day" frame: "6.00 pm" is "18h".
*   There's no tipping obligation except for Taxi (half a Euro for a local ride).
*   In a restaurant, if you really enjoyed the meal/service, you can leave a small tip, but 10% or 15% above the bill is not expected, as customarily service is included in the price of the meal.
*   A weekly public transportation card is convenient and cost-effective. It goes from Monday to Sunday. Bring a photo.

In case you were wondering :
*   French people are generally nice; even Parisians are nicer than often thought; but…
*   Restaurant service may be impatient: this is NOT personal nor particularly against tourists, we experience it ourselves everyday and that is one of the reasons we like so much... to travel abroad
*   Avoid asking "Do you speak English" - As some French people believe that perfection is possible. Also some Parisians may be reluctant to admit that they do, even when they can manage quite well. Our suggestion is -- simply try in French (broken or not)... the Parisian always appreciate the effort and the rest will take care of itself.


You'll find additional practical information, maps and tourist guide when you arrive at the apartment.

Finally, as it is very likely that one of us will meet you when you arrive; we'll do our best to help.

"Sacrés Français" by Ted Stanger
(about the book...)

This book waits for you in the apartment, next to other English and French books.