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First time in Paris

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My husband and I are catching the train to Paris tomorrow where we are spending 8 nights. I'm a little nervous as I don't know any French apart from:
Bonjour
Merci
Au revoir
and thanks to grade 4,5, and 6. The days of the week and the months of the year.

I'm not interested in any fine dinning, I just want to be able to order an omelette (I hear they are good in France) and some tasty dishes like coq au vin. While I'm at it, what else would you recommend trying?

If we just take our everyday manners and a smile will that get us by in Paris? Or should I take a few cut sandwiches from London and eat in our apartment? Of course I'm kidding!
Either way I'm looking forward to the experience.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. OK; bless you and have fun.
    But do a bit of searching and I think you'll find you can frame the query so we can go at it with more specificity.
    Do you have any geographic, food or decor restrictions?
    Lunch/dinner, cheap (I mean reasonable)/blow-out, classic/contemporary, new/old?
    As for your French, just remember Carl in Casablanca saying "You will get along beautiful" to the exchange "Er, Liebchen, sweetness heart, what watch?" "Ten watch." "such much?

    1. Always greet, always thank and smile, you can point to things on the menu and actually (though they don't like it) most Parisians speak English as you will discover.