To tip or not to tip?
Although we’re accustomed and expected to tip, France is quite different. Cafes and restaurants in the country already include a 15% service charge in the total bill. The phrase service compris seen on the menu actually translates to tip included. Thus, it is not necessary to leave gratuity. The French usually don’t leave tips, but in Paris tipping is far more common. However, feel free to leave a little extra something for your waiter if they provided great service. It is typically customary to leave pièces jaunes or small change; leaving 1 or 2€ or 5% is more than generous.