Residents of the French capital are often considered a breed apart, not just by foreigners but also by the rest of France.
The way of life in Paris is a little different to anywhere else on earth and even though times are changing, with a younger generation on the march, modern Parisians still have their own customs and way of life.
Which means the rest of us still stand out a mile.
Never fear, though, there are certain steps that can be taken to help us foreigners blend in and feel more at one with the locals. Whether it's when out shopping, dancing or drinking, there are instances when it's best to follow the old adage of 'when in Paris, do as the Parisians do'.
Can you think of any more? Let us know in the comments section below.