FAUX PAS in Paris – how to avoid them?
Faux pas: Giving a hand to newcomers
It was always obvious to me that if I meet someone, I give him a hand, saying my name. Not in France! I did this a few times and gave my hand in greeting, not knowing that I was making a faux pas. Of course, no one ever said a bad word to me, but I probably left the person cold and distanced myself. And as I said in Faux Pas Part 3, NO HUGGING!!!