CultureShock! Paris is the indispensable guide for anyone planning a stay in the City of Light. Let Frances Gendlin, whose Parisian insider knowledge and non-native perspective are invaluable, take you through the process of settling in, whether for short or longer stays. From finding your own pied-à-terre and navigating French bureaucracy to discussing haute cuisine and French wines, all the practical information you need will be at your fingertips. As a guest in France, should you kiss your host or shake his hand? Is it rude to be late or rude to be early for a party? And what about meeting the French and making friends? If you're lucky enough to find yourself in this exquisite and sophisticated city, get the most out of your stay by learning from this essential and fun-to-read guide!