3. Don’t Step in the Merde
The French love their Fifis and Fidos, and you often see dogs sitting on laps and under the tables at sidewalk bistros in France. However, unlike other countries that have strict rules about picking up after your pooch, France doesn’t seem to have gotten the pooper-scooper memo. The sidewalks, parks and even some door stoops are literally littered with doggy doo-doo. The French seem unabashed by this. In fact, try to lecture them about the merits of collecting their pets’ turds in a little bag for proper disposal and you will be met with looks of quelle horreur. Maybe one day they’ll get with the etiquette of responsible dog ownership, but for now, save your selves and your shoes. Always scan the road ahead lest you step in a steaming mess of merde.