Tips for someone new to France?
I am going to Paris from May 23-30. Since I don't speak any French at all - apart from "bonjour", "excuse moi", and "pardon" (well you get the idea) - I was wondering if there is anything I should be aware of in terms of speaking to the locals. I've heard that if you speak to Parisians straight up in English, they'll ignore you. Then again, if you make an effort to try and speak French, they'll think you're not good enough. Is there a middleground here?
I think I'll even have troubles ordering crepes at the creperies...