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The New Yorker: We’ll Always Have Ridiculous Parisian Tourist Guides

Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with its Regional Tourism Council to create a guide for the hospitality sector, “Do You Speak Touriste.” Economic recession is back upon France, and shopkeepers, hotel owners, and restaurateurs have little reason to perpetuate the stereotype of the snobby frog. The local government is trying to help, with tips on how to handle the swarms thronging the ville-lumière, who may not exclusively agree that the Parisian is always right.

The New Yorker | July 19, 2013
We’ll Always Have Ridiculous Parisian Tourist Guides
Posted by Emily Greenhouse

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