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Travel tip: Save Money When Ordering Water


Une carafe d’eau on the table.

Whether you are people watching at an outdoor cafe or dining in a restaurant, an easy way to save a few euros at each meal is to ask for “une carafe d’eau” (OON cahr-AHF doh)…adding s’il vous plait at the end, of course. Basically, you are requesting a carafe or pitcher of tap water for the table. The tap water in Paris is safe and unless you just don’t like the taste of it or prefer carbonated water, there is no reason to order bottle water.

This simple tip will save you money during your trip without sacrificing any of the experience. It’s a win-win!


Bises (kisses),


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