I have been reading many of the posts and have found them to be very helpfull. I am staying at the Marriott Champs-Elysees. I was wondering first, do most restaurants and bistros include tips and taxes on the bill or is tipping expected in addition to the cost? I have heard different answers to that question and wanted to know the real answer.
Also, I believe that I am in the "heart of Paris" but not exactly sure. Am I close to many nice restaurants including affordable bistros or am I smack dab in the middle of the most touristy area in Paris where the food is mediocre and you pay WAY too much for it? I want authentic french food. What would be some recommendations? Lastly, what is one thing that I just cannot miss on my trip? Thank you for any help I receive.