Our week in Paris is slowly approaching. (7/12/14-7/18/14). I'd like some advice about current tipping practices for taxis, hotels, tour guides, etc. I know this info is available elsewhere, but I'd like to be up-to-date, and I love these forums.
We will be staying at the Citadines Prestige Les Halles, Rue des Innocents 4. I think it is right in the middle of "everything" and I wondered if anyone knew of a nifty sidewalk cafe in the area. I have dreams of an early breakfast of coffee and croissants watching the passing parade. We will also be there for the Fete Nationale - and I haven't quite gotten my mind around that yet! Any suggestions would be appreciated.