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CultureShock! Paris by Frances Gendlin

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DO’S AND DON’TS

 

So here you are in Paris. Your belongings have arrived, your children are in school, you’ve most likely started to work at a job with new colleagues—even your dog has made friends in the park! What comes next? That’s clear: building your life in Paris so you can enjoy what the city has to offer, with a minimum of ‘culture shocks’ that will make you feel like an alien from an unknown planet. Some cultural pitfalls can be sidestepped, so here are some tips to give you some confidence in starting your new life in Paris.

DO’S

Illustration   Do be polite to people. The most important thing to understand about the French is their reliance on manners ...

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