Different seating arrangements?tip?
Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:56 AM
So looking forward to taking 10-year-old daughter to see POB do La Fille Mal Gardee on Saturday 6/27!
Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:16 AM
Enjoy La Fille !
Posted 16 June 2009 - 08:27 AM
Enjoy Fille, the company dances it really well.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:36 AM
Yes, you certainly used to have to tip in the old days, and dreadful old harpies those usherettes were too!
Oh, yes I remember! My first time in Paris in 1974 I went to the Opera to see Nozze di Figaro and didn't really understand about the tipping practice. And oh, was the usherette a harpy! We tried to give her some large coin, don't know the denomination but it must have been an old one worth not too much, and she wouldn't take it! It was our first day in France and we weren't too sure of the currency but finally we gave her some combination of coins that she was satisfied with.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:45 PM
Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:48 AM
your comments here when you've seen it. :-)
Azulynn, I thought that tipping was forbidden at the Paris Opera (but I might be confusing with another theater).
By the way, tipping habits are quite different in France from the US. For example, restaurant prices always include the service (and also taxes), so people are not expected to always give a tip: in general, people give a tip only when they think the service was especially good.
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