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    Posted: 01 March 2007 at 4:44am

Well let's get the ball rolling shall we?

 

 

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...There is usually an extra euro in the key chain of your rental car for a shopping cart at Match...

..or did they do away with that, I can't remember last year...

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Not generally on car rental key rings, however you can pick up key rings for free at Match, with a Euro sized medallion attached.
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Originally posted by Premium Jim Premium Jim wrote:

Not generally on car rental key rings, however you can pick up key rings for free at Match, with a Euro sized medallion attached.

I've been using the same Euro coin for years, but I need to get me one of those keyrings...

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Always Always Always say "Bonjour" a la vendeuse when entering a store...and "bonn journee" or "au revoir" when leaving.

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Beachy is correct -

French shopping culture goes back to the day when most shops were in peoples homes.  When visiting a shop it is polite to say, at a minimum, hello and goodbye, just as you would if visiting someones home... where the shops once were.

So, a minimum of greeting the shopkeeper with Bon Jour, and saying farewell with a Merci (thankyou), and possibly an Au Revoir (goodbye) or Abientot (see you soon) is necessary.

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