M: denotes nearest metro station(s)
Restaurants, brasseries, cafés – the
French have more names for places to
eat than we have words and phrases for
being drunk. That’s because food and
drink is such a way of life. Remember
though, that this is a huge city and
there are all manners of places to eat
– you can push the boat out and dine
expensively, fill up with pizza and falafels
or buy a baguette and a hunk of fromage
from the supermarket and improvise
your own sandwich. If the budget is
needing nursed then opt for a big lunch
rather than waiting till dinner time as
this will be just as filling for you, but
not as emptying for your wallet. Quick
burger bars www.quick.fr are also
dotted around the city for convenience.
Then there’s the places to drink – again,
a list as long as your arm. Cafés, beer
cellars, pubs, bars, wine bars… As a
general rule a drink at the bar (whether
coffee or beer) in a Parisian café is
cheaper than one outside watching
the world go by. Remortgage the
house if you plan on a session on the
Champs-Élysées or Rue de Rivoli. Many
places have happy hours but you should
make sure you get your round in early
as prices sometimes rise late on. Bars
generally close at around 2am. Also, if
you want a pint as opposed to a bottled
beer (with a high price tag) ask for bière
pression (draught). And it’s bière blonde
for UK style beer and bière brune if you
want something a bit darker.
This is the area to find outlets selling
gyros (greek sandwiches). Just look for
the kebab on the rotisserie if it’s cheap,
belly-filling, tasty food you’re after. Fill a
pitta bread with beef or lamb, chuck on
some salad and hand over your €4 (no,
that’s not a typo).
Rue de la Huchette
Staying in the Latin Quarter, just seek
out this street which has a vast array
of places with menus to please every
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footsoldier. You’ll find Italian, Spanish
and Turkish fayre alongside some typical
French nosh. M: Saint Michel Notre Dame.
Hippopotamus (29 rue Berger)
There’s good value and good eating at
this chain of restaurants dotted around
the capital. Steak seems to be their
speciality, but fish, pork and chicken are
on the menu as well. M: Les Halles
(Avenue de Versailles, Auteuil)
Just a few hundred yards from the Porte
de St-Cloud metro station this may be
one place to go on matchday. The service
is a bit erratic but the pizzas are ok.
M: Porte de St-Cloud.
(105 rue St Antoine)
This place caters for everyone from
small families to large groups wearing
kilts. Their award-winning pizzas are a
must, but there’s plenty of other lovely
Italian grub on the menu too. M: St Paul
Indria (23 rue Cail)
A short walk from the Gare du Nord
will take you to streets where the
flavour is distinctly Asian. This small
joint serves fantastic food which is more
than reasonably priced. Starters, main
courses, rice and a bottle of wine for
under €45 for two. M: La Chapelle.
The Auld Alliance
(80 rue François Miron)
What can you say… the first Scottish
pub in Paris – situated in the Marais
District – and the best known. Bound to
be jumpin’ for days before and after the
game and a big screen for those who’ve
not got a ticket. M: St Paul
The Highlander (8 rue de Nevers)
A cosy bar and a big hall in the basement
with a large screen and room for about
200 people will surely fit the bill for
fans looking for familiar and welcoming
surroundings. The Whyte & Mackay TA
fans embassy will be open at this bar on
Tues 11 Sept 5-7 pm and Wed 12 Sept
M: St Michel Notre Dame or Pont Neuf
The Thistle (112 rue St Denis)
The newest Scottish bar in Paris and
sister pub to The Highlander is a wee
slice of Bonnie Scotland. A couple of well
positioned screens and a well stocked
bar run by Matty, a big goalie from
Balloch, will have you rollin’ in the aisles
when you visit. M: Étienne-Marcel
Corcoran’s Irish Bar
(20 rue St-André des Arts)
This is a cracking wee street and
this particular outlet is one of three
Corcoran’s in Paris (others are at
23 Boulevards Poissonniére and 110
Boulevard de Clichy). Pints are €6.60,
beef and Guinness pie is €11 and there
are TV screens to keep everyone happy
(though management will go with the
majority for what is screened).
M: St Michel Notre Dame
The Great Canadian Pub
(25 Quai des Grands Augustins)
This place really is a great Canadian
bar, with friendly staff, a guarantee not
to push prices up past €6.50 a pint on
matchday and a fab location on the
banks of the Seine. The pub has many
screens - even at the urinals - so you
won’t miss any of the action.
M: St Michel Notre Dame
(18 rue de Saint Denis)
The Kiwi who runs this place might,
given his nationality, be more interested
in the Rugby World Cup, but he’ll be
happy to serve the Tartan Army. On
days when there is a big rugby match
there may be a fee at the door. There
are a couple of these outlets in the city
(the other is at 1 rue de Bruxelles, M:
Blanche). M: Les Halles.
Pub St Hilaire
(2 rue de Vallette)
Ironically one of the few French pubs
in Paris, as the café culture dominates,
but it seems to have mastered the art
just the same. Good atmosphere, tables
outside and a good selection of food and
drink. M: Maubert Mutualité.
(68 rue St Denis)
Ideal for sampling 65 of the world’s best
bottled beers and 14 on draft. Space for
30 people on the terrace if it’s nice, but a
big screen showing sport inside if it’s not
so bright. M: Étienne Marcel
Long Hop Party Bar
(25 rue Frédéric Sauton)
Three bars, a terrace and sports on large
screens, the biggest pub on the left bank
is sure to be a draw for Scotland fans.
M: Maubert Mutualité
Check your stamina levels before
thinking about going for a boogie.
Nightclubs only really get going from
1am and you’re just as well staying
there all night, such is the difficulty of
finding transport home in the wee small
hours. Expect to pay around €10-12
on weekdays and €15-20 at weekends
(most prices will include a free drink).
(100 boulevard du Montparnasse)
Swish the kilt to the live salsa sounds
the night before the big match. Tues-Sat,
11.30pm-3am. M: Vavin
One of the city’s most-famous nightclubs
which, as the name suggests, established
itself with the gay crowd before coming
out to everyone. Still a bit fussy about
attire. Open midnight to dawn the
legendary club goes for mainstream
house Thurs-Sat, gay disco on Sunday
and Monday and R&B and hip-hop on
Wednesdays. M: George-V
(62 rue Mazarine)
No, it’s not a hangout for Posh, Louise
and the other lassies who have a thing
for footballers. This UK-style club is
your kind of hangout on a Friday if you
want to relive the 70s. Modern disco
and funk on other evenings. Free before
midnight, €15 thereafter. Fri and Sat
midnight - 6am. M: Odéon
Please note that the above map shows the major roads in the city. There are many smaller streets branching off the main routes but
the scale of this map is too small to show these.
Billboard map for Parc des Princes stadium on exiting Porte de St-Cloud metro station.
Remember that the match is being played at the Parc des Princes (Princes
Park) in the south west of the city about 4km from the Eiffel Tower and
about 6km from the Place de la Concorde. The 48,712-capacity stadium
is the home of club side Paris St Germain. Built on the site where the
French aristocracy used to go hunting, the original stadium was used as the
finishing point for the Tour de France. The current stadium, built in 1972,
proved ahead of its time as it was practically an all-seater. Paris’ main ring
road, the Boulevard Périphérique, passes under a corner of the stadium.
There are a number of cafes and restaurants not far from the ground in
Porte de St Cloud.
The nearest metro station is Porte de St-Cloud on line 9 (direction Pont
de Sèvres) a 15 minute journey – and eight stops - from the Trocadéro
metro station which is near the Eiffel Tower. Travelling on line 10 to Porte
d’Auteuil (direction Boulogne Pont de St-Cloud) will also get you close.
If travelling by bus take lines 22, 72 and 62 to Porte de St-Cloud or line
32 and 52 to nearby Porte d’Auteuil. By car leave the Périphérique at the
junction Porte de St-Cloud or Porte d’Auteuil. Tickets for one journey on
the metro or bus will cost €1.50 (see Top Tips section).
Please be aware that the following directions to the stadium may be
subject to change by the French police for operational reasons. If so be
patient with any new instructions or change of route when you arrive at
Porte de St-Cloud.
When you arrive at Porte de St-Coud metro station take exit (sortie)
Eglise Parc des Princes. Upon reaching street level you will see a billboard
map (see pic below) showing various routes to the stadium (coloured
signs on the lamppost above also point the way). Our ticket allocation is
in Tribune Presidentielle (blue sign) sections E and F and the stadium is
approximately five minutes walk away by following this route.
Blue Sign Route: Take a left when exiting onto Avenue de la Porte de
St-Cloud, walk across the bridge over the Périphérique and you will see
the stadium to your right. Continue and cross the slip road, taking care to
avoid cars entering a petrol station which is cunningly hidden underneath
a building, and then take the next right into rue du Commandant Guilbaud.
Walk straight ahead till you come to the stadium.
Please arrive at the stadium early as there will be police cordons around
the ground and fans will be searched which will slow up entry.
Ticket touts will be arrested in France so under no circumstances should
Scotland supporters offer their tickets for sale.
Fans should also note that according to the regulations in France, the
following items are prohibited in the stadium:
• paper, leaflets, badges, symbols and banners of a political, ideological,
philosophical or advertising nature
• any object that could be used as a missile or weapon or endanger public
safety such as fireworks, knives, sharp objects, plastic bottles bigger than
half a litre, glass, metal boxes, bars and flag poles
• alcoholic beverages, drugs and stimulants
• professional video and photographic equipment
for ongoing supporter information
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THINGS TO SEE AND DO
M: denotes nearest metro station(s)
If you only do one thing other than watch the match then visit this – the very symbol of Paris
– designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair. You don’t have to go up the tower as
there’s lots of greenery round about. The queues for tickets are massive so try and get there
early doors if you want to scale the heights. M: Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel or Bir Hakeim.
Palais de Chaillot & Jardins du Trocadéro
Across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower, are fabulous statues and fountains and a high
terrace in the middle of two buildings which make up this landmark. The curved wings house
the Museums of Mankind and Natural History as well as the Maritime Museum. The view
from the terrace across to the Eiffel Tower is breathtaking.
Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde (via the Champs-Élysées)
This is a real three-in-one bit of sightseeing. The Arc de Triomphe is a lovely bit of architecture
with some great views from the top – though it will cost you €8 and a heart-attack to get
there. Take care on the spiral staircases as it’s easy to trip up if you’re wearing clunky hiking
boots. Do not, under any circumstances, try and run across the street to the monument
(which doubles as the largest roundabout in the world) – that’s what the underground
walkway is for. M: Charles de Gaulle-Étoile. Once you’ve done that, walk down the swanky
Champs-Élysées towards the huge obelisk at Place de la Concorde. This is where they set
up the guillotine used to execute Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Robespierre and many others
during the French Revolution. M: Concorde.
Moulin Rouge (82 boulevard de Clichy)
You have the skirt, you’ve definitely got the legs, now for the can-can. The World-famous
Moulin Rouge has been causing waves ever since it first opened its doors in the late 1800s. It’s
expensive to watch the shows and you really should book by calling: 01 53 09 82 82.
Sacre Coeur (35 rue de Chevalier-de-la-Barre)
Sitting high up on the hill this is an impressive sight. They say the stairs are tiring, but no more
so than a day negotiating the city’s metro stations. There’s even a funicular to get you there
and back. The view is great (and free) and the church is worth a peek too. Just be wary of the
street sellers. M: Anvers or Chateau Rouge.
Notre Dame (6 place du Parvis)
If you and your mates visit here after a night out you are guaranteed to spot a gargoyle on the
cathedral which is the spitting image of one of your group. It’s free to visit the church, which is
stunning, but there is a fee to go high up to the towers, where a nice view awaits.
www.cathedraledeparis.com. M: Cité.
Can you go to Paris and not see Mona Lisa’s smile? Can you afford not to see Claude Monet’s
work at the Orsay Museum? Probably, but you are in Paris and it’d be a shame to miss out on
some culture. So the Carte Musées pass (€18 one-day, €36 three-day, €54 five-day, available
from train stations and museums) may be a shout. The best thing about it is that you can
bypass ticket queues and have access to around 70 monuments and museums including the
Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
Louvre (99 rue de Rivoli)
You could spend days at this magnificent museum, home of the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and
Winged Victory, so plan what you want to see before you go. If you enter the building via the
metro or the shops it’s quicker than waiting at the pyramids and quicker again using a self
serve kiosk. The Mona Lisa may be titchy, and there may be a scrum to get near it – but it’s
a masterpiece. Da Vinci Code fans can do an audiotour. Note that the museum is closed on
Tuesdays. www.louvre.fr. M: Palais Royal Musée du Louvre.
Relive the ’98 World Cup classic between Brazil and Scotland at the Stade de France (rue
Francis de Pressensé) in St-Denis (accessible by RER blue line). Daily tours need to be booked
now (by fax: 0033 1 55 93 00 49) as September is already proving a popular month. Note that
tours are only available on September 9, 10 and 11 due to rugby matches. Individual tours (in
English) last 45 minutes and cost €10 (10.30am or 2.30pm). Groups of between 20-50 can
also be catered for – cost €12 per person. See www.stadefrance.fr for information on the
stadium. The Parc des Princes will not have any tours the week of the match.
The International Rugby Board (IRB) will be sponsoring a “rugby village” in the Trocadéro area
(at the foot of the Eiffel Tower) for the duration of the Rugby World Cup which will house
bars and screens within a tented village.
There’s always someone in your group who should “Get on their bike...” and now they can! A
new initiative has just been launched to encourage people to get around Paris by bike. Called
“Vélib” - it allows you to pick up a bike from any docking station in Paris (they are installed
at 1,000 foot intervals and clustered at popular sights and transport hubs) and park it at any
other station. You can book your pass at either a station or online, all you need is a bank card.
A day pass costs €1. For more info, see www.velib.paris.fr
transportGetting around the city is really easy thanks to a great integrated system of buses, metro and trains operated by the
Regie Autonome des Transports Parisians (RATP) and the Reseau Express Regional (RER). Below is a summary, but for more route details visit
Metro/RER: There are 14 numbered, colour-coded lines on the Paris underground which are also identified by their starting point and end
destination, covering the heart of the city. The platform you need will be identified by the end destination of the line. RER is faster with fewer
stops and has five colour-coded lines from A-E which serve the city and surrounding areas. The metro runs from 5.30am till just after midnight.
Maps are posted on every station wall for you to plan your trip and it’s easy to pick up a leaflet with a metro/RER map when you are there.
Buses/Trams: The advantage of using RATP’s efficient bus service is that you see the sights at the same time. The Noctilien (routes
designated with letter ‘N’) is a late-night bus service with more than 40 buses operating routes between 12.30am-5.30am. There are three tram
lines in Paris, but they are outside the heart of the city.
tickets In the centre of Paris (zones 1 & 2) you will require either a single ticket at €1.50 a pop or a book of 10 tickets costing
€11.10, available at stations or in some tabacs. If you’re around for a few days then it’s probably worth buying a Carte Orange travel card that
allows unlimited travel on bus (show it to driver on boarding), train and metro transport operated by RATP. A good option is the ‘coupon
hebdomadaire’ (weekly coupon) for zones 1 and 2. The card costs €16.30 and will cover you for all RATP journeys in the centre of Paris, and is
valid Mon-Sun. Take a passport-sized photo of yourself to stick on the pass (or alternatively pay €4 for pics – photobooths are in most stations).
If you do not have a pass and you want to use the bus you will need to buy a ticket from the driver (€1.50) upon boarding. Failure to validate
tickets either on the metro (through the turnstile machine) or on the bus (at the machine next to the driver) can result in a fine. Once validated,
please keep hold of your ticket until you have left the network.
arriving in paris
Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG): This airport is 30km to the northeast of the city centre in the Roissy suburb. Every 15-20 minutes
– between 6am-11am – a Roissybus from CDG terminals 1, 2 and 3 will take you to Rue Scribe behind Opéra Garnier and vice versa for return
to the airport (€8.50 for a single journey). The trip takes approximately one hour. By train take the RER line B which has various stops in the
centre, including Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les Halles, and St Michel Notre Dame. The first train leaves CDG at 4.56am and then every 10-15
minutes until 11.56pm and will cost €8.10 one way. The return journey also has a regular service. If your flight arrives after midnight the nightbus
(Noctilien, services N120, N121, N140) is available. A taxi to the centre will cost between €45-70 depending on the day and time.
Orly: Very few UK flights arrive at this airport 18km to the south of Paris. If this is your journey’s end you can reach the city centre by bus
(including Orlybus), Orlyval (driverless train to RER Station Antony on line B) and taxi which may cost between €45-60.
Beauvais: Around 80km to the north of the capital is Beauvais Airport. A 1¼ hour bus journey, costing €13 one way, will take you to Porte
Malliot in the north west of the city. A taxi to the capital from the airport could cost up to €150.
Check out www.adp.fr for more information on CDG and Orly airports and www.ryanair.com for Beauvais. The ‘Airport Access’ section
on www.ratp.fr is a great resource for planning trips to and from CDG.
Train/Bus: Eurostar and other trains from Calais (SCNF main lines) will terminate at the Gare du Nord and there are good transport links
to the centre. It will cost up to €15 for a taxi to central Paris. Buses arrive in the east of the city at the Gare Routière at 28 av du Général-de-
Taxis: As a rule taxis will only take three passengers in the back of the car. If the driver agrees to have someone sit up front they’ll probably
charge you up to €3 extra. There are three rates – daytime (7am-7pm, approx €0.60 per km), night-time (7pm-7am and on Sundays, approx €1
per km) and a suburb rate (approx €1.25 per km). The minimum charge is around €5.60, and there are extra charges for being picked up from a
mainline train station and for each piece of extra luggage (€1). It’s probably easier to wait at a taxi rank – white light means it’s free, orange light
means it’s hired. Good luck hailing one at lunchtime or just before tea (7pm-ish). Some useful numbers are: Taxis Bleus (08 91 70 10 10, www.
taxis-bleus.com), Alpha Taxis (01 45 85 85 85), Artaxi (01 42 41 50 50), Taxis G7 (01 47 39 47 39, www.taxisg7.fr). To locate your nearest taxi rank
call 08 99 65 67 67 (this number costs €1.35 to call and €0.34 per minute).
toilets Some of the bogs are pretty bogging, some are nice and clean. Keep a 20 cent coin handy in case you need to pay to spend a
penny in pubs and restaurants. Public toilets are free. If using the free cubicle contraptions on the streets, just press the silver button, and the
door swishes open. They flush automatically when you leave.
tipping Service charges are usually built in to bills in restaurants and cafes and will be between 12%-15% of the total, however, it is
good manners to leave a few coins. Round taxi bills up to the nearest Euro.
Smoking A smoking ban has been proposed but, at present, there is no law in place to prevent smoking in public places. There are
obvious “no smoking” sections in restaurants and cafes, but for now smokers can still light up in the City of Light.
Street Sellers There are many hawkers to dodge at the main tourist spots trying to sell you souvenirs, bottled water or
asking if you “Speak English?” so they can get you to part with cash. A firm “non merci” should get you through but beware of the guys who try
to lasso your finger with string (particularly bad at the Sacre Coeur) - the string’s on and you’re “caught” before you know it.
Crossings Take care when out on the streets. Cyclists and roller-bladers share the pavements with you on the wider boulevards.
Road crossings are different every time - some have a button for you to press, others have a green/red man and then there’s the “take your life in
your hands” type where you step boldly onto the road and hope the cars stop. Remember to look both ways before stepping out.
Climate and Time Expect temperatures between 15-25˚C and take a light waterproof with you as the weather in Paris
is about as changeable as it is in Scotland. France is one hour ahead of the UK.
Electricity Sockets use European two-pin 220v plugs and adaptors are available to buy at major airports.
Rugby World Cup Euro 2008 qualifiers are not the only sporting activities ongoing in September. The Rugby World Cup
will have kicked off and games to be aware of are South Africa v Samoa on 9 September at the Parc des Princes (Scotland take on Portugal the
same day in St Etienne) and England v South Africa at the Stade de France on September 14. Bear this in mind as some pubs may prefer to show
the rugby rather than the footie.
British Consulate The British Consulate in Paris is at 18 bis rue
d’Anjou. Tel: 01 44 51 31 02 (recorded message). See www.amb-grandebretagne.fr. In an
emergency (death, serious injury or arrest) the Duty Officer can be contacted by telephoning
01 44 51 31 00. If you lose your passport there will be a charge for replacing it. Offices are
open Mon-Fri from 9.30am–12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm. Check the latest Foreign and
Commonwealth Office travel advice on www.fco.gov.uk before setting off. The nearest metro
stations are M: Madeleine, Concorde or Saint Augustin.
Documentation You will need a passport, valid for at least six months,
to visit France. You should always take out your own insurance before travel but make sure
that you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) too. The EHIC has replaced the
E111, and entitles you to reduced cost or free healthcare in the event of accident or illness.
You can apply for a card or find out more by visiting www.dh.gov.uk
Emergency numbers For police dial 17, fire brigade dial 18 and
ambulance dial 15. The EU-wide emergency number is 112 (English speaking). For emergency
doctors call 01 47 07 77 77, dentists 01 43 37 51 00
Hospitals The main hospital in the centre of Paris (Hôtel Dieu) can be found
right next to Notre Dame, 1 place du Parvis, Notre Dame. Tel: 01 42 34 82 34. M: Cite,
St-Michel Notre Dame. Emergency dental services can be obtained at Hôpital de la Pitié-
Salpétrière, rue Bruant, between 6am-10.30pm. Tel: 01 42 16 00 00. M: Chevaleret
Chemists The green, flashing lights of pharmacies can be seen on practically
every street so you’ll have no problem finding one. The only stumbling block may be on a
Sunday when many shops are closed. Three 24-hour chemists worth noting are: Les Champs,
84 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, M: George V, Pharmacie Daumesnil, 6 place Felix-Eboue, M:
Daumesnil, Pharmacie Européene, 6 place Clichy, M: Place-Clichy
Police There are two police forces in France – The Police Nationale (including
the PAF border police) who are under the control of the Prefect de Police in the capital
and the Gendarmerie Nationale run by the Ministry of Defence. The Police Nationale also
has control over the CRS riot police who are deployed at marches, demos and at football
matches. Local mayors also have a force with Police Municipale badges on their shoulders.
Please bear in mind that French police can stop, search and examine your passport at any
time – be polite and respectful. They are not tourist guides and while they will answer a
pressing question, they might take exception to trivialities.
If you are the victim of any theft report the incident to your nearest police station where
you will be given a receipt which you must retain in case of future legal developments or
for your insurance. To locate the nearest police station contact the Prefecture de Police, 9
boulevard du Palais, M: Cite, tel: 01 53 71 53 71.
Safety and securityLike any major city Paris has it’s share of
pickpockets and the like. Use your common sense and keep everything of value in a safe
place in your hotel. Don’t wave your wallet around and certainly don’t leave your mobile
phone on a café table. If you stay sensible the city should not present a problem however,
according to local residents, women should be wary in the area around Châtelet and
Châtelet-Les Halles metro stations. Alarm boxes can be found on many platforms and in
some station passageways should you feel in any danger. Extra care should also be taken in
the Pigalle district where the Moulin Rouge and its like are situated. There have been cases
of visitors being coerced into paying extortionate prices for drinks in less reputable cabaret
clubs and bars. Always ask to see the ID of any person who approaches you and claims to be
a police officer, as tourists have been recent victims of deception.
Banks Banks are generally open Mon-Fri from 9am-4.30am. There are several ATMs
(called DABs) where you can use MasterCard/Euro card or Visa to withdraw money dotted
about the city, though there will be a charge for this service. Major credit cards and Cirrus
cards are also accepted, but be warned that sometimes the machines in restaurants etc have
difficulty getting an ‘approved’ reading on your card.
Currency The currency used in France is the Euro which comes in
denominations of (notes) €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 and (coins) €1, €2, one,
two, five, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
Telephoning Press the button with the flag to change the language in the
display to English. It’s more cost effective to buy a télécarte (telephone card) from tabacs,
post offices, supermarkets and travel stations (the cheapest is €7.50). Read the back of the
card for details of use and listen to the recorded message – the English instructions follow
the French. To call the UK from France dial 00 44 then the area code and number minus the
first zero. The code for France when calling from the UK (or from a UK mobile phone) is 00
33 and Paris numbers are 10 digits long and start 01. If you’re taking your mobile check with
your provider about using your phone in France.
Left luggage All stations have left luggage facilities – look for signs saying
Tourist off ice The Paris Convention and Visitor’s Bureau branches and
kiosks are dotted about all over the city. See www.parisinfo.com or call: 08 92 68 30 00 for
information. The main welcome centre is based at 25, rue des Pyramides, (open 9am-7pm).
M: Pyramides, Opéra and Tuileries.
1 = un (a-un)
2 = deux (deu)
3 = trois (tro-a)
4 = quatre (catr’)
5 = cinq (sank)
6 = six (seess)
7 = sept (sait)
8 = huit (wheet)
9 = neuf (neuf’)
10 = dix (deess)
20 = vingt (va-un)
30 = trente (traunt’)
40 = quarante (karaunt’)
50 = cinquante (sinqaunt)
100 = cent (saun)
Hello = Bonjour (bom-jour)
Goodbye = Au revoir (or-evoir)
Please = S’il vous plait (s-il-vou-play)
Thanks = Merci (mayr-si)
Cheers = Santé (sontay)
Yes = Oui (wee)
No = Non (n-on)
Excuse me = Excusez-moi (x-q-say-moi)
Do you speak English? = Parlez-vous
Do you want to join us?
= Voulez-vous vous joindre à nous?
Where is the… = Oú est… (ou-ay...)
• police station
= le commissariat
• football stadium
= le stade de football
• bus station = l’arrêt de bus
• toilet = les toilettes (lay-to-alett’)
• hospital = l’hôpital (lo-pi-tal)
• town centre = le centre ville
• left / right / straight ahead / back
= gauche/ droite/ tout droit/
(go-ch / dro-a-te / tou-droi / en-arri-ayr)
How do you telephone the UK?
= Comment pouvons-nous
téléphoner en Angleterre?
Is this the right bus to the Parc des Princes?
= Est-ce que c’est le bus qui va au
Parc des Princes? (Ay-se-c-say-le-buski-va-o-Park-day-Prinse?)
How long will it take us to get to the Parc
des Princes from here? = Combien
de temps faut-il pour arriver au
Stade des Princes? (Com-bi-en-de-tenfo-til-pou-r-ar-ri-vay-o-Park-day-Prinse?)
How much? = Combien? (Com-bi-en?)
Four beers please = Quatre bières s’il
vous plait (ca-tre-bi-ayr-sil-vou-play)
Can I have a whisky please?
= Un whisky s’il vous plait?
My French is not very good
= Mon francais n’est pas tres bon
I am Scottish = Je suis Ecossais
What would you recommend to eat/drink?
= Que nous conseillez-vous de
manger? de boire? (c-nou-com-say-llay
Good = Bien (bi-a-un)
Bad = Mal (Mal)
Small = Petit (Puti)
Large = Grand (Gren)
Who is your favourite player?
Qu’elle est votre joueur préféré?
Have you ever been to Scotland?
Etes-vous déjà allé en Ecosse?
We are having a good time
Nous passons un bon moment
Where’s the burdz? Où sont les Burdz?
You have beautiful eyes Vous avez de
beau yeux (vou-av-ay-de-bos-yeu)
Well done Bien joué (bi- a-un- jou-ay)
Unlucky Pas de chance (Pa-de-chen-se)
I’m sorry Je suis désole
Long live the Auld Alliance
Longue vie a la Vieille Alliance
My mate is a bit crazy, but he’s harmless
Mon copain est un peu fou, mais il
n’est pas dangeureux
I am drunk, please let me into my hotel
room! Je suis saoul, veuillez me
déposer dans ma chambre d’hôtel!
Exit Sortie Gate Porte
Toilet Toilette Taxi Taxi
Female Femme Male Homme
Stop Stop Stadium Stade
Open Ouvert Close Fermé
Push Pousse Pull Tire
Bus Station Arrêt de Bus