Nevertheless, she offers tips on how to survive dining in a French restaurant. Whether you go to France or not, you may find the information quite amusing.
In her post, “How to Ask for Water in France (& Other Vital Restaurant Information),” Snow says the myth that free tap water is not available in French restaurants is false.
“In fact, French restaurants are required by law to serve tap water on request,” she wrote. “But you have to know the secret password! And no, the secret password is not ‘eau.’ If you just say ‘eau,’ you will be offered still or sparkling water, both bottled, both for a fee.”
She also answers her own question, “Why do the snooty French customers keep giving me snooty French looks? Probably because you are talking too loudly!
“Use your inside voice. French inside voices are much, much softer than American inside voices.”
To read the full blog, and find out the secret password for free tap water, CLICK HERE.
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