Paris Special Advice:Due to recent terrorist attacks, we have updated our terrorist threat rating to “High“. Keep your vigilance high, and stay alert for the latest news. France, like a few other European countries, has been targeted by a number of terrorist attacks in the last years. Main targets tend to be urban areas with large crowds and dense public transport. Paris has been hit a few times in recent years. Unfortunately terror strikes blindingly.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Paris is an overall safe city. With a rating of 63.4%, it is ranked 58th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Paris. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Paris is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in Paris. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Paris.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in Paris and in France overall, other than a few avalanche risks in the Alps.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
There is a high terrorist threat going on in the country; it is best to avoid very crowded areas and public demonstrations.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Paris is generally very safe for women travelers.