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Ten tips on French dinner party etiquette

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Ten tips on French dinner party etiquette
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Dining is a crucial part of French culture with its own set of do's and dont's. To help you avoid those inevitable faux pas The Local has enlisted an expert and come up with ten tips to get you through those nerve-wracking dinner parties.

Congratulations. You've just been invited to your first French dinner party at Marie and Pierre's house.

If your first thoughts are: "What should I wear?" or "What should I make for them?" then chances are you're not French.

Before you go a step further you are advised to read The Local's Ten tips on French dinner party etiquette.

We've enlisted the help of Géraldine Lepère, 27, a French businesswoman and blogger who teaches expats how to overcome French social barriers. Whether its advising you to be slightly late or to swat up on current affairs here's ten tips to make sure you are invited back for dinner a second time.


Géraldine Lepère is the author of the blog “Comme une française” and the online course “Your vie en rose”. You can find her YouTube channel here.

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