french culture and travel


as i have learnt before when greeting in french u have to shake the hands of each and every one ur greeting but what if am just asking for direction am i supposed to shake the hands of who ever am inquiring from or do i have shake it if they forward it first


Bonjour mariam, If you are asking a stranger for directions then you would not be required to shake hands with them. Simply say "Excusez-nous" or "Excusez-moi" (depending or whether you are with people or alone) and then carry on with your question. I hope this helps! - Marie-Claire

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