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drinking in france

by seast Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 6:48 AM

I'm almost 18, but heard the french are more relaxed about drinking ages as long as its within reason, is this the case in the bars in saint-malo? Im meant to be going this month and would like to know please

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    Re: drinking in france

    by christine.j Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    No idea about bars, but if you go to a restaurant with friends or family, you can have a glass of wine with your meal without any problems. That is, unless you look about 12.

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    by K_V_B Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Thinks must have changed then. I remember being able to buy a beer in a French bar without any problem when I was 15.

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    by pfsmalo Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    At the moment the waiters are knackered with serving so many tourists, so they probably wouldn't bother asking, especially if you look the part. Would be very different in the discos, may even ask your ID for getting in, never mind serving you a drink. Remember in France ID must be carried at all times.

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    by pfsmalo Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    -->> KVB, I remember buying beer in an English pub when I was 16,in 1963, but it doesn't mean anyone van get away with it especially today.

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    by pfsmalo Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    And who are we to promote under-age drinking anyway :o))

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    by pfsmalo Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Ha ha,that's a new one they may bring out for the 2012 elections or perhaps retirees have to pay more tax on their drinks.

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