Paris

Polite Paris

*Published April 1, 2015 Ahh Paris… Just the mention of its name brings up images of sophisticated people in sidewalk cafés surrounded by elegance.  It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of the most visited tourist destinations. The Parisians, however, have a long-held reputation for being rude. Personally, I don’t…

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It Pays to be Polite in France

“A cup of coffee” – € 7.00 “A cup of coffee, please“ – € 4.25 “Hello, a cup of coffee, please“ – € 1.40 By Margo Lestz At this café in Nice, France, minding your manners can significantly reduce the price of your coffee. Of course, this was meant as a humorous way to remind…

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The Little Saints of Provence

In many parts of the world, Nativity scenes make up a part of the Christmas decoration but in Provence, they are taken to the extreme.  The traditional Biblical figures are only a small part of these sprawling displays.  Here, the whole town turns out for the Nativity.  You will see the butcher, the baker, the candlestick…