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A little local know-how goes a long way in Paris. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

Paris is generally a safe city and most visits are trouble-free. However, beware of pickpockets on the Metro and on buses during the rush hour and in major tourist areas.

If you have anything stolen, report the crime as soon as possible to the nearest police station, and bring ID with you. Get a copy of the crime report in order to claim on your insurance.

When travelling late at night, avoid long transfers in Metro stations such as Châtelet-Les-Halles and Montparnasse. The last RER trains to and from outlying areas should ...

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