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How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

Hi

I am going to paris next week, first time, wanna know how easy to find

1- post office (stamps for postcard), guess some postcard store will have stamps but in a higher price!?!

2- Wifi?? will it easy to find free wifi hotspot? like UK, McDonalds.....

3- Public toilet? pay to get in?

THanks for help!

Pjk
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1. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

Many of the Tabacs, small stores that also sell tobacco products, sell stamps. The cost is the same as in a post office.

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2. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

1. easy Paris has a dense network of post offices

2. easy All public parks have free wifi, as do many cafés, shopping malls, etc.

3. easy The automated "sanisettes" throughout Paris are free of charge. Most cafés will not question you if you enter and head for the WC.

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3. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

thanks for all kind reply =)

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4. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

It is usually considered polite to have a drink in the café you use as toilet.

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5. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

I actually had a harder time looking for public restrooms. Always have a 50 euro cent handy to use the public restrooms, bc most of the ones I saw had this charge.

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6. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

Sanisettes are free.

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7. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

Strategy for using the restroom at a café for two people:

1. Person 1 (P1) sits at an outside table.

2. Person 2 (P2) searches out restroom

3. If questioned, P2 points to P1

4. If a waiter (W1) comes to P1 before P2 gets back, P1 and P2 leave.

5. Otherwise P1 (me) orders a beer from W1.

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8. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

Haven't you got #4 and #5 the wrong way round?

Anyway, if you are using their facilities, you should buy something.

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Pjk

P1 can also say that he waits for P2 to return from toilet...

And after that some tourists will say that Parisians are rude. You are just giving tips to take waiters for fools and not only using their toilets for free (you can also give a tip as to not flush so to add to the inconvenience ?) but you also block a table during the time you need...

Well this is a very un-nice way to treat people.

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10. Re: How easy to find post-office?/wifi?/public washroom?

The situation is different for men and women. A lot of places are free for men but charge for the ladie's room. Not to mention the lines: at the Louvre, I make a point of using the men's room because I find it unacceptable to see a 20-minute wait for the ladies' room and no wait at all for the men's room.

In cafés, toilets are reserved to patrons so it is expected to at least have a drink or ask for permission and leave some change.

Sanisettes are free and clean but the wait can be long, many of them are out of order and let's face it, they are not comfortable for women either (the "seats" are too high since they are designed to be wheelchair accessible, and you wouldn't want to sit on something cold and wet anyway). So I'm grateful to find one when really needed but they are really a last resort for me when other options are available. And believe me, I'm a cheapskate: I normally choose free over comfortable and will park two miles from a site for free parking rather than use a paying lot.

There are underground public toilets outside Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. I am pretty sure the Notre Dame ones are still free (just by Charlemagne's statue, in front of the cathedral) but I think there is a charge at the Eiffel Tower. It's somewhere behind the east pillar.