How To Survive Ordering in a French Restaurant in Paris



How to order in a French restaurant in Paris. Here are some tips – and a link to my guide to Paris: – finally released! In the meantime you can help me make better videos at and get access to my Mapstr of Paris (and more) at the Wanderer reward level – then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:

(me) (merch)
(my books)
(Disposable Camera Four digital scans)

Music by: David Cutter Music –

How to order in a french restaurant and survive the experience ;D If you want more vocab for ordering in a French restaurant, I put more in my How to Survive Ordering in a French Cafe video – this one focused more on procedure and cultural awareness.

My name is Jay Swanson – I’m an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base – at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlog daily, and love pizza a little too much.

Links below to Amazon are affiliate links – meaning if you click through them and buy something, I’ll get some pennies. Thanks! (The FTC wants me to tell you that up front)

FAQ:
How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years.

What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS

You’re always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? – I made a “Draw My Life” video that explains a lot here:

Where are you from originally? – Pullman, Washington – a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).

What do you film with? – I currently film almost exclusively with my Samsung Galaxy S8:

How do you get those shots where you’re walking or running? – A Joby Gorillapod for smartphones, like this:

You drop your phone a lot, how does it survive? – THIS CASE IS AMAZING: (Galaxy S7) – (Galaxy S8) – (iPhone)

What do you edit with? – Adobe Premiere – it’s pretty much all I’ve ever used since high school.

Aren’t you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? – Yep. But not too badly – I tend to be careful when I do.

Why are you living in #Paris? – Because I’ve always wanted to; I feel at home here:

But what are you doing there? – Living it up!

Do you speak French? Oui.

You talk a lot about the books you’re working on, what are they about? – They’re sci-fi (and fantasy) and I’ve got a decent pitch for you here:

Do you make money off YouTube? – Ha, no. I wish. It took me over 500 videos to make my first $100 off adsense. I think it will slowly change, but VERY slowly.

I really enjoy your videos, how can I support you? – The easiest and best way to support me is through Patreon, where you can pitch in as little as $1/mo to help me make better videos:

I don’t trust this Patreon thing – what’s your PayPal? – Here’s a handy link!

I like PayPal in pink! – Here’s my ko-fi if that’s your thing (and coffee is your game):

But I want to send you something tangible! – I do have a wishlist on Amazon, though it’s a bit complicated with the international shipping situation. This is the US one:

And here’s the French one:

Can I come stay with you in Paris? – Have you seen my apartment? It’s too small for me as it is!

OK, but how do I use the Metro when I’m there? – I made a handy video for you:
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