How much should you tip for a 10 hour D-Day tour? For the driver and the tour guide?
Not tipping is an option, but is seen as being rude and selfish, even if no waiter/guide/driver will ever tell you ! Here is a link: https:/…how-to-tip-in-france-11320
They recommend 10% of the price to the tour guide. I will say it is an average.Edited: 18 July 2018, 18:34
If the guide is running a proper business they will have set their prices so that tipping isn't necessary. It's always nice to get a tip, but certainly we never expect it.
>>Not tipping is an option, but is seen as being rude and selfish<<
Nonsense. The French do not tip anyone, and there is no need for foreign tourists to tip. Fodors is written from a US perspective and in this case is not to be trusted.
Where did that come from? There is no tipping necessary.
>>>They recommend 10% of the price to the tour guide. I will say it is an average.
Tipping is not obligatory but always appreciated. I don't know where Sydney Nick gets the idea that it doesn't happen.
>>I don't know where Sydney Nick gets the idea that it doesn't happen.<<
Not least from many posts on the French forums.
I can give concrete situations when tips are given.
I charge a non negligible fee for a days guiding with transport. People often add a non negligble tip on top
Some cruise excursion escorts give the guide an envelope with a tip instead of the individual passngers giving tips. On other excusions most passngers give a tip at the end of the day.
In many restaurants there is a jar for tips by the Till
In a restaurant in Bayeux, when a customer puts a tip in the jar the patron rings a bell and calls out something. The waiters and kitchen staff cheer.
So tipping is certainly not dead in France.