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Twelve things tourists do that annoy Parisians

Ben McPartland · 27 Jun 2014, 16:31

Published: 27 Jun 2014 16:31 GMT+02:00

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Visitors to the City of Light often complain about the unfriendly waiters, the moody taxi-drivers or the unhelpful members of the Parisian public.

But what if we turn the tables? Maybe you committed a huge faux-pas that put the waiter in a bad mood? Perhaps without realizing you were rude to the Madame in the street who refused to help you find the Moulin Rouge. There's a chance those Parisians pushing past you on the Metro were just fed up of your antics.

We asked readers - whether tourists, expats or Parisians alike - to list some of the things the 30 million tourists who come to Paris each year do that can rub some of the locals up the wrong way. And they were not short of complaints.

Twelve things tourists do that annoy Parisians

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What other things do tourists do that annoy Parisians? Share your complaints in the comments section below.

Ben McPartland (ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com)

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