French Guide Helps Tourists Use Parisian Subway System Politely [Pics]
An illustrated e-book tells visitors to France how to avoid the pitfalls of rude behavior.
To some people living outside of France, the French seem snobby and rude. To many French people, foreigners seem rude and uncouth in their own way. Paris’ public transport authority, RATP, would like to help everyone get along a little better.
After spending the last few months collecting thousands of suggestions from public transit users, RATP has narrowed down and published an e-book with 12 cardinal – albeit humorous – rules for tourists to follow for a mutually pleasant travel experience. Fully equipped with entertaining illustrations, the Manuel de Savoir-Vivre is RATP’s answer to improving tourists’ manners and helping them fit in on the metro. The rules, roughly translated, are as follows: