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Is safety an issue for solo senior female visitor more than in past??

By Traveller November 9, 2019
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Is safety an issue for solo senior female visitor more than in past??

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By Hope Traveller November 9, 2019

I would really want to see Leonardo da Vinci exhibit as well as the Degas.

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Dear Hope,
Paris is very safe, our biggest issue are pickpockets though (but they are not violent, just very fast). Bring your valuables in a closed bag in front of you specially in crowded places, do not sign any petitions, participate in any gambling on the streets neither accept gifts from random people in open spaces... and you will be fine.
If you wish to go to DaVincis exhibit get your tickets ASAP to make sure you get a spot for time of your visit.
Wishing you a great time in our beautiful Paris.
Pam
Local November 17, 2019
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Dear Hopes, I'm not sure I understand your question. There never was any safety issue for women generally speaking in Paris. I am one and have lived here since I was born and have never run into any trouble.
Local November 9, 2019
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The State Dept. has issued a warning to avoid weekends in Paris due to Saturday Yellow Vests demos, I guess.

I have been to your beautiful city many times and always felt safe but never travelled alone.

I am a docent in an art museum and am aware of the many special art exhibits on now.

I could book and fly in a week if I feel more comforted by local feedback.
Hope Traveller November 9, 2019
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Hope, I am 61 and have never felt unsafe in Paris. Use all the advice you would use at home when traveling. I walk at night in various central areas and feel quite safe.

Deb
Deb Local November 9, 2019
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Ah ok. The yellow vest movement is a nuisance for us all, but it has list its momentum, really. Anyway, since it started a year ago, I have not seen any of it since like most Parisians. I never go to the Champs Elysées area. So please do come and visit us! I hope you will enjoy every minute of it.
Depending on when you plan to come, check the strikes. I think one national one is planned in December. Bad for transportation.
Kathleen Local November 9, 2019
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Just checked : train strike starting on Dec 5
Kathleen Local November 9, 2019
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Thank you!
Hope Traveller November 17, 2019
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