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* Celtic Link Ferries [http://www.celticlinkferries.com/] - operate ferry services from [[Rosslare]] to [[Cherbourg]]
 
* Celtic Link Ferries [http://www.celticlinkferries.com/] - operate ferry services from [[Rosslare]] to [[Cherbourg]]
  
* Irish Ferries [http://www.irishferries.com/ie/index-uk-ie.asp] - operate ferry services from [[Rosslare]] to [[Cherbourg]]
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* Irish Ferries [http://www.irishferries.com/ie/index-uk-ie.asp] - operate ferry services from [[Rosslare]] to [[Cherbourg]] and from [[Rosslare]] to [[Roscoff]]
  
 
Numerous companies now act as agents for the various ferry companies much like Expedia and Travelocity act as agents for airlines allowing the comparison of various companies and routes. Two well known brands are Ferryonline [http://www.ferryonline.co.uk] and AFerry.co.uk [http://www.aferry.co.uk/ferry-to-france-ferries-uk.htm].
 
Numerous companies now act as agents for the various ferry companies much like Expedia and Travelocity act as agents for airlines allowing the comparison of various companies and routes. Two well known brands are Ferryonline [http://www.ferryonline.co.uk] and AFerry.co.uk [http://www.aferry.co.uk/ferry-to-france-ferries-uk.htm].
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There are many places to try French food in France, from three-star Michelin restaurants to French "brasseries" or "bistros" that you can find at almost every corner, especially in big cities.  These usually offer a relatively consistent and virtually standardised menu of relatively inexpensive cuisine.  To obtain a greater variety of dishes, a larger outlay of money is often necessary.  In general, one should try to eat where the locals do for the best chance of a memorable meal.  Most small cities or even villages have local restaurants which are sometimes listed in the most reliable guides. There are also specific local restaurants, like "bouchons lyonnais" in Lyon, "crêperies" in Brittany (or in the Montparnasse area of Paris), etc.
 
There are many places to try French food in France, from three-star Michelin restaurants to French "brasseries" or "bistros" that you can find at almost every corner, especially in big cities.  These usually offer a relatively consistent and virtually standardised menu of relatively inexpensive cuisine.  To obtain a greater variety of dishes, a larger outlay of money is often necessary.  In general, one should try to eat where the locals do for the best chance of a memorable meal.  Most small cities or even villages have local restaurants which are sometimes listed in the most reliable guides. There are also specific local restaurants, like "bouchons lyonnais" in Lyon, "crêperies" in Brittany (or in the Montparnasse area of Paris), etc.
  
Chinese, Vietnamese, even Thai eateries are readily available in Paris, either as regular restaurants or "traiteurs" (fast-food). They are not so common, and are more expensive, in smaller French cities. Many places have "Italian" restaurants though these are often little more than unimaginative pizza and pasta parlors. You will also find North African (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian) as well as Turkish and Lebanese food. The ubiquitous hamburger eateries (US original or their French copies) are also available; note that McDonalds is more upmarket in France than in the US.
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Chinese, Vietnamese, even Thai eateries are readily available in Paris, either as regular restaurants or "traiteurs" (fast-food). They are not so common, and are more expensive, in smaller French cities. Many places have "Italian" restaurants though these are often little more than unimaginative pizza and pasta parlors. You will also find North African (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian) as well as Greek and Lebanese food. The ubiquitous hamburger eateries (US original or their French copies) are also available; note that McDonalds is more upmarket in France than in the US.
  
 
In France, taxes (10 per cent of the total in restaurants) and service (usually 15 per cent) are always included in the bill (the menu/bill will state 'prix service compris'), so anything patrons add to the bill amount is an "extra-tip" ('pourboire'). French people usually leave one or two coins if they are happy with the service.
 
In France, taxes (10 per cent of the total in restaurants) and service (usually 15 per cent) are always included in the bill (the menu/bill will state 'prix service compris'), so anything patrons add to the bill amount is an "extra-tip" ('pourboire'). French people usually leave one or two coins if they are happy with the service.
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A little etiquette note: while it is common to drink beer straight from the bottle at informal meetings, doing the same with wine is normally only done by tramps (''clochards'').
 
A little etiquette note: while it is common to drink beer straight from the bottle at informal meetings, doing the same with wine is normally only done by tramps (''clochards'').
 
===Judaism===
 
 
Anti-Semitism has become a serious problem in French society.  There have been a recent spate of terrorist attacks targeting Jews and Jewish institutions, perpetrated almost exclusively by Muslim immigrants.  The French government has thus far refused to acknowledge the severity of the problem and has taken minimal action to protect France's Jewish community.  Jews should exercise caution when going out in public wearing religious attire, particularly at night and in predominantly Muslim areas.  If you feel endangered, then dial 17 and ask for the police.
 
  
 
==Stay healthy==
 
==Stay healthy==

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