Tip Guide - France
Currency: Euro €
Tip name: Pourboire
Annual income: 46,360 US dollars = 39,518 euros
In France, it is not compulsory to tip in a restaurant. In most restaurants, the tip is already included in the bill. (Note “Service compris 15%” at the bottom of the bill). Of course, you can still leave a tip. However, there are no fixed rules regarding the amount of this “pourboire”. It is customary to give a few euros. You do not simply add the tip to the bill, but pay the amount stated on the bill first and leave a few coins on the table when you leave the restaurant. In bars and cafés it is unusual to leave a tip at all.
It is not customary to tip at the reception desk in France.
1€ per piece of luggage.
1-2 € per day. Hand over the money directly or place it on the bathroom mirror or bedside table.
1-2 € per order.
Service charge is already included in the bill. It is customary to leave a few coins at the table.
10% of the fare is usual.
At the hairdresser’s, always have a tip ready for the trainee.
In the cities of France, there are often three different prices for the same drink within the same establishment – depending on whether you take it at the counter standing up, at a table inside or outside. The cheapest place is at the counter.