Expedia.fr (a French travel web site) surveyed 4,000 employees at hotels in 6 nations and the French were rated the worst tourists in a survey which asked about politeness, eagerness of tourists to speak local languages, generosity and other factors.
The French did come in second place behind Italians for attire. The Japanese once again were ranked number one for factors such as quietness, politeness, and cleanliness. After the Japanese, hotel workers liked the German, British and Canadians.
Americans fared low in the survey with an 11th place tie with the Thais. Americans did score high for attempting to speak local languages (a spot French scored low on) and for tips and generosity. Both Americans and French were seen as complainers.