Paris Warnings and Dangers

  • Gare du Nord, Pay Toiletes DANGEROUS
    Gare du Nord, Pay Toiletes DANGEROUS
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    The back gate at Gambetta
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    The main gate
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  • Pick Pockets, Paris

    1. Pick Pockets

    Many of the stories bring back bad memories of our visit a couple of years ago to Paris Nord train station. My husband's suitcase stolen whilst all our family were reading at the central coffee shop....

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  • Safety, Paris

    2. Safety

    JE SUIS CHARLIE! POUR LA LIBERTE D'EXPRESSION TOTALE - FOR TOTAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION! ========================= The recent Islamist terrorist attacks against France result in an increased Plan...

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  • Red Light Districts, Paris

    3. Red Light Districts

    I went to Pigalle..It is highly unsafe. Someone took me to one bar to have drink and some dance. I went there. 1 moroccon girl said u sty here , beer only 10 Euro..Within 5 minutes , this girl said...

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  • Beggars & Aggressive Vendors, Paris

    4. Beggars & Aggressive Vendors

    Lots of people report that they were "manhandled" or even "aggressively attacked" by street hustlers and pickpockets in Paris. Here are a few tips to help you avoid this happening in the first...

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  • Métro & Trains, Paris

    5. Métro & Trains

    My sister & I were going through the turnstile at train station. Someone behind me threw some sort of liquid all over my coat. Another guy in front approached as tho he was helping me. Stated "you...

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  • Toilets, Paris

    6. Toilets

    I was walking around the Opera district on a Sunday morning, I had gotten up early, had a bite to eat and set out. I hadn't thought to make sure i had some change in my pocket,after all it seems I am...

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  • Long Lines - Queues, Paris

    7. Long Lines - Queues

    Most of what I do in Paris involves little or no queuing, so I can't speak from personal experience, but I have recently come to realize that for some people the queuing situation in Paris can be a...

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  • Driving & Drivers, Paris

    8. Driving & Drivers

    Despite all the efforts that have been made in recent years to reduce motor traffic and re-allocate urban space, the sad fact of the matter is that Paris still has a huge car problem. Here we are a...

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  • The Gold Ring Scam, Paris

    9. The Gold Ring Scam

    Paris is no better or worse than any other large city when it comes to pickpockets and scams, they do exist so don't make yourself a target. Keep an eye on your valuables when riding the metro and if...

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  • Taxis, Paris

    10. Taxis

    Taxi drivers absolutely hate taking you to a hotel at the La Defense complex. There are a number of hotels here, some brands (such as Mercure or Sofitel) having more than one establishment As far as...

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  • Parlez-Vous Anglais?, Paris

    11. Parlez-Vous Anglais?

    The sterotype of rude Parisians is just not true if you try and use a little French. I only speak a rudimentary amount but I did try to speak French first. In almost all cases I was rewarded with a...

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  • Pick Pockets on the Metro, Paris

    12. Pick Pockets on the Metro

    Dear all, Today i have returned from what was supposed to be my dream trip to paris...and it was, except for this last day. As most of you i got pickpoketed....when...have no idea. Me and my fiance...

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  • Walking, Paris

    13. Walking

    Versailles is very big, so, be prepared to a long walk. Either inside or outside, the distances are big, and if you go to the gardens (of course, you will!) the distances are counted in kilometers....

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  • Food, Paris

    14. Food

    When traveling in Paris it would be wise to bring your own bottled water if possible. Soft drinks and water are expensive, often costing 5euro per bottle. Having spent a fortune to stay hydrated while...

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  • Labor Strikes - Greves, Paris

    15. Labor Strikes - Greves

    Mrs Thatcher would be turning in her grave with the power that the public service unions exert in Paris. Barely a month seems to go by without one group or another airing their greivances in...

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  • Money Matters, Paris

    16. Money Matters

    Common sense Acommon Travel rules as to where ever you go. #1. Don't go where you shouldn't go. #2. Follow the rule of law in the country that you reside. #3. Adhere to the rule of law from your home...

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  • Dog Souvenirs, Paris

    17. Dog Souvenirs

    If you have a dog in Paris, you'd better clean up after it, otherwise they'll fine you 183 Euros (if they catch you). This poster on the garbage truck reads: "Pas de ça chez vous? Paris c'est chez...

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  • Unpredictable Weather, Paris

    18. Unpredictable Weather

    I use to say that the only city in Europe that challenges Lisbon's light is Paris. Tuileries, in summer, is one of the best places for that light to glow, and that's precisely the reason why it...

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  • Cameras & Photography, Paris

    19. Cameras & Photography

    Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the culture which has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia. Unlike...

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  • Pharmacies, Paris

    20. Pharmacies

    The majority of pharmacies in Paris are not open 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day. Its good to know which are open, however, should you run into any emergencies. *Pharmacie des Champs 84, Avenue des...

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  • Disneyland Paris, Paris

    21. Disneyland Paris

    PARIS can be very reasonable and less expensive than the USA-but it won't be for the 99%. Why? Because most go only to the tourist traps! They are caught under the spell of Madison Avenue...

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  • Smoking, Paris

    22. Smoking

    Smoking is banned in public places and that ban is almost universally ignored - except on public transport where only the drivers get away with smoking. Being non smokers we found this annoying and...

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  • Le Café Richelieu / Angelina, Paris

    23. Le Café Richelieu / Angelina

    €20 for “breakfast”. A cup of coffee. A wee orange juice. 3 minuscule pastries. I should have had a bread roll too, but I guess they wanted to push the boat out with their rip-off and “forgot” it. I...

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  • Homeless sleepers, Paris

    24. Homeless sleepers

    It seems that Paris is attractive to tired homeless people. Well, sleeping under the Paris bridges is an old custom even travellers who did Europe on $5 a day...

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  • The hordes, Paris

    25. The hordes

    During my most recent visit to Paris it was hard not to notice hordes of badly behaved tourists (mostly from two countries in Asia). They were loud, they were...

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    The presence of so many tourists in one place can be a tempation to thieves and scam-artists. VTers will tell you about the common ways that pickpockets distract you in order to lighten your...

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