Quote Originally Posted by Leigh Youdale View Post
Learn just a few words of French if you can - even enough to say "Pardon me, I only speak a little French - could we speak in English if you please?"
Learn as much French as you can. It generally gets a good response in most of France... except in Paris where even perfect French with a slight English accent is frowned upon!

Most of my conversations in France have been with me speaking French to a French person replying in English - very strange at first but actually quite logical (sort of).