ONE of the best ways to get a taste of real French life is to spend an evening in a small restaurant.
You can’t beat trying out something new and different alongside a glass or two of wine, but some people may feel a little uncomfortable about visiting a place.
There is a very useful guide to eating out and getting the best from a restaurant on the Slow Travel website that tackles the problems of language.
It provides a range of different French words covering everything from the different places you can visit, for example, auberge, crêperie and relais routier.
To ordering different dishes, drinks and even a sample conversation covering what you can say if you turn up at a restaurant.
Personally, I’ve always found that if you try out your best French the staff will be more than accommodating and you will really enjoy your evening.