Paris, city of lights, is one of the capitals the most visited in the world. You can feel safe there. The national police force is bilingual and is present in the capital 7/ 7 and 24 hours a day. The subway is opened from 5:30 am till 1:15 am from Sunday till Thursday and till 2:00 am on Friday, Saturday and holidays.
Some tips to avoid inconveniences and bad souvenirs :
Pickpockets are present on places of interest and in the Parisian subway. Be aware. If you are requested in the street by unknowns, do not waste your time. Certain hostile persons try to divert your attention to steal you. During your walks, favor the shoulder bag rather than the backpack. Try to adjust your purchases with bills of small cuts. If you pay by credit card, watch that nobody sees your secret code. Think of keeping a copy of your identity papers to your hotel or apartment. You can so declare the loss to the police station and to your consulate if necessary.
You will find below, a list of useful numbers:
European emergency hot line: 112
Emergency medical service (first aids): 15
Fire brigades: 18
If you lose your bank card, you can declare the loss or the flight(theft) to the following numbers:
- American express: +33 1 47 77 72 00
- Of Diner Club: 0 810 314 159
- Other credit cards: 0 892 705 705
- Checkbook: 0 892 683 208
The tourist information office of Paris
Metro station: Pyramides or Tuileries