Between the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe, there's plenty driving American tourists to Paris, France. But they often stand out like sore thumbs once there.

A recent Quora thread asked locals what mistakes American tourists make while visiting Paris, and some of the answers may surprise you. Click through to find out how to blend in better on your next trip.

Words by Madeline Diamond at Insider

[Photo via @majamalnar]