Find out the proper way to greet French shopkeepers with this tip

While it used to be customary to formally greet shopkeepers in France with, "Bonjour, Madame," or "Bonjour, Mademoiselle," nowadays, to simply say "Bonjour" is fine. Of course, a little formality never hurt! Feel free to say "Bonjour, Madame" to a woman, or "Bonjour, Mademoiselle" to a teenage girl.

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