Language tips (for those who aren't familiar with French)
For pronunciation, best tip is to not pronounce the final constanant (e.g. ballet) but to pronounce the final vowel (e.g. cafe).
Je suis Australien: If you can’t speak French very well it is always advisable to use this to make it clear you are Australian, especially before asking 'Parle vous anglais?' . The French are more forgiving that way otherwise you will be miskaten for English or American.
Bonjour/au revoir/a bientot: hello/goodbye/see you later
Bonne journee: nice alternative or adjunct to au revoir — it means ‘have a nice day’.
Comment allez-vous/ca va: how are you, to which the easiest response is ca va (meaning alright).
Ou-est/je cherche: where is/I'm looking for... very handy when travelling, after this you can add...
Gauche/droit: left/right which are handy to know when asking directions
Je voudrais: I would like...
...s'il vous plait: please
Combien: how much but then you need to know numbers, so if you don't ask them to ecrire (write it down)
Je suis malade: I am sick
Excusez-moi/pardon: excuse me/sorry
Service compris (at the end of menus): service is included i.e. you don't need to tip