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by Polly Platt,Ande Grchich

eBook Savoir-Flair: 211 Tips for Enjoying France and the French download ISBN: 0964668416
Author: Polly Platt,Ande Grchich
Publisher: Distribooks Inc (February 1, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 143
ePub: 1207 kb
Fb2: 1744 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Traveling
Subcategory: Europe

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Savoir-Flair: 211 Tips f. If you approach someone and fail to say "hello" when their culture is based upon simple beginnings to a conversation, it is any surprise that the person doesn't jump to befriend you? Polly taught us the very simple means of being polite that opened the French to us. Suddenly we knew the simple secrets that caused the French to go out of their way for us. If you are going to France, you must read this book.

Awesome book with critical information for someone interested in French culture, and especially for me, who moved to France with little notice, even less French, and some assumptions. Polly Platt says many times in the book, France is different. And it's really true. France's looooong history affects nearly everything, and this guide is extremely useful in bracing yourself and adapting to the new culture.

101 Tips for Enjoying France and the French. Merci, Polly Platt and thank you so very much for both of your wonderful books. My experiences in Paris were delightful

101 Tips for Enjoying France and the French. Polly Platt's wonderful book Savoir Flair! is a fun read and helps explain why the French are "rude" to Americans. I wish I had read this before my previous trips to Paris (no doubt there are a few French men and women who wish I had too). Ms. Platt uses her book to take us in hand and walk us through the pitfalls of visiting France. My experiences in Paris were delightful. I traveled to Paris for the first time last year. Three trips in all. The delightful and helpful hints found in Savoir Flair were used daily.

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Polly Platt (9 January 1927 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – 26 December 2008) was an American author specializing in books . Platt wrote Savoir-Flair, 211 Tips for Enjoying France and the French (2000), which was published as a companion to French or Foe?

Polly Platt (9 January 1927 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – 26 December 2008) was an American author specializing in books related to Americans living or working in France  . Platt wrote Savoir-Flair, 211 Tips for Enjoying France and the French (2000), which was published as a companion to French or Foe? References.

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Comments: (7)
Shliffiana
This book was a lifesaver on our trip to France. It explains the unique way the French view the world, and outlines ways to negotiate the country (and especially phrases to use to let the French know we were't rude buffoons). It's our experience that the French, even Parisiennes, are lovely hosts and welcome tourists when we indicate a knowledge of their sensitivities. I've given copies of the book to several friends, and I never visit France without reviewing the book. Highly recommended.
Whitescar
Before our 3rd European trip I purchased this book and what a difference it made. Friends used to comment that the French were unfriendly. On our first two trips we thought the French were just a little too reserved. If our friends had read this book, they would have realized how much they missed by starting their trip without understanding the 2 or 3 basic rules of courtesy in France.

If you approach someone and fail to say "hello" when their culture is based upon simple beginnings to a conversation, it is any surprise that the person doesn't jump to befriend you? Polly taught us the very simple means of being polite that opened the French to us. Suddenly we knew the simple secrets that caused the French to go out of their way for us.

If you are going to France, you must read this book. Plus it is a fun read!
Best West
I've only just begun to read it, but, while valuable, doesn't seem to "flow" as well as her book "French or Foe" (that one gets five stars+). Might change my mind once I get into it more. However, still very glad I got it. It one has an open mind to at least be accepting of cultural differences, if not appreciating them, then both books would enhance any visit to France. But if one is NOT willing to look at other cultures other than their own of having any validity, then both books would be a waste of time. Many Americans are like the latter.
Hanelynai
I purchased the author's first book on Paris. Very helpful for anyone visiting or living in Paris who is not French.
DEAD-SHOT
If you want to understand the French, buy this book. It's filled with all sorts of useful information, whether you are planning to just visit briefly or live in France for an extended period. Out of the dozen or so books I have purchased on France/Paris, this is one of the most helpful in helping me plan for my upcoming trip there.
Cordalas
This book takes a different slant than a normal DK or Fodors guide book - it allows the reader to get a sense of what it is like to visit France from a cultural perspective. While it is somewhat dated - the French culture has not changed that much and this gives a very helpful view of how to enjoy your experience and interact with the French in a way that is pleasing both to the visitor and the French.

My concerns with the book (the reason I gave a 4 star rating) relate to the age of the book (published in 2000) and the fact that it appears the author is somewhat enamored with name dropping and high class living. The age of the book can be offset by purchasing a current guidebook (DK Guides is a good one) for current tourist type information.

Other that these issues, I highly recommend the book.
Mr_KiLLaURa
I just got back from Paris, and I am so glad I read "Savoir Flair!" and "French or Foe." These two books prepared me for my trip and helped to make it even more pleasurable. I loved Paris! In fact, I loved it so much, I'm going back in August, so two trips in a matter of three months!
The people of France were nothing but welcoming. Everyone was so nice. The French people went out of their way to be kind to me. I know for a fact that because of reading these books, I knew what to expect and how to handle myself in their environment. Everyone should read Polly Platt's books and take a few French lessons before they go to France, if they want to get the most out of their time there.
I am now going to reread these books before I go again. I have purchased many books about France, but these were by far the most helpful.
Savoir-Flair was fun to read, and gave a great insight into the mindset of the French and Parisians. It was just slightly out of date (francs were the currency when it was written). It helped me prepare for my first trip to Paris this fall.