Lucas (17/05/14 11:58)
Do NOT stay at Grand Hotel Republique horrible place alhtguoh unfortunately it might be the cheapest place in the city for a private room (I think that's why we chose it) And I agree with everyone else that a few basic phrases will be sufficient. We had no problems when we were in Paris and only knew a few words of French. Seemed like practically everyone in that city was a tourist. Just be polite and don't cause a scene and you should be fine.