Despite the tap water being considered absolutely safe, travelers are strongly recommended to avoid drinking it as its intake can worsen the process of acclimation. If the tap is marked with a sign “Eau non potable” then this water must not be drunk in any case.
The main means of public transportation is a bus. Tickets for bus trips should be bought in special stalls located near each bus stop. Those looking for using public transport frequently, should better by many tickets in advance as in this case it will be of sufficient saving.
Local people unwillingly speak foreign languages. That is the reason to take a French phrase book in the journey or learn several phrases in French. Hotel, restaurant and shopping center staff has commonly a good command of English language.
Shopping addicts should pay special attention to the shops and stores marked with a sign “degriffes” which are located in every large city. These shops and boutiques offer excellent quality clothes at most reasonable prices. The stores sell the goods of last collections which were not sold in large shopping stores.
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