To celebrate summer I’ve prepared for you a series of 3 episodes with my best travel tips for your stay in France! In this episode I’ll cover: how to plan your itinerary and avoid being stuck in traffic, how many “bises” (kisses) you should smack on French people’s cheeks, and much more. Learn false friend words that may cause confusion to English speakers visiting France. Also, are you aware of the most popular scams where people may try to fool you and get a hand on your money? Do you know which types of flowers you should NOT bring to your French host? It’s all in this episode!
Stay tuned: Episode 74 will give you precious advice on how to take the train in France and episode 75 will run you through major road rules to drive safely throughout the Hexagon (the nickname for France).
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
La monnaie = the spare change
L’argent = money
Accueil = reception desk/office
La location = rental
Je voudrais du pain, s’il vous plait. = I’d like some bread please.
Je voudrais une carafe d’eau, s’il vous plait. = I’d like a jug of water please
B&Bs / chambres d’hôtes
Un office de tourisme = a tourist office
Où sont les toilettes ? = Where are the toilets
La salle de bains = the bathroom
LINKS and RESOURCES
- Info Trafic (Information motorway France) : 107.7 FM
- Bison Futé: http://www.bison-fute.gouv.fr/
- Prepaid SIM card: http://www.simcorner.com/
- Combien de bises: http://combiendebises.free.fr
- Emergencies : 112
- Article “Tips for driving in France”: http://frenchyourway.com.au/tips-for-driving-in-france
- French Your Way Podcast, Episode 75 – Driving in France: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast75
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