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Many visitors to France get around without speaking a word of French, but just a few phrases go a long way in making friends, inviting service with a smile, and ensuring a rich and rewarding travel experience - you could discover a cosy vineyard off the tourist track, experience a sublime meal, or grab that great shopping bargain.
Essential phrases to meet all your travel needs
How to get local recommendations
Easy-to-use pronunciation guides
Expert tips to boost your confidence
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