Search results in "Paris"

Recommendations

General Security Advice in Paris
2
Security advice in Paris
General Security Advice in Paris
Paris, France
Paris, France
Type : Safety
1- Safety: In general, safety went down in Paris in the last decade, depsite the efforts of the Police. The situation is still under control, and if precautions are taken, there should'nt be any problem: a- avoid using smartphones in public transports: this is the biggest reason of theft and assault problems b- be carreful for pickpockets as in every touristic city. Montmartre is a pickpocket heaven, as well as all touristic places. c- after midnight, better take a taxi than metro/bus d- avoid showing off expensive objects (watches, cams,...) e- avoid wondering with lot's of cash, and be carreful when paying something not to show that you have a lot of cash. Pick Pockets usually tend to watch near a cashier the tourists wallets when they pay. Ideally, put some small cash in a pocket which you will use to pay. Hide with you hand when you type your credit card digital code. 2- Neighborhoods: Most of Paris neighborhoods are similar in terms of safety in the sense that besides some obviously unpleasant places where we don't really have reasons to go (poor suburbs and a few places in Paris such as Barbes,...) there are good spots in every district, and bad ones too. Paradoxically, it is the 16th district (bourgeois high-end) which has the highest number of thefts/assaults. The thiefs know where the money is, and you have a lot of streets too calm with few shops/pedestrians => the ideal mixture for a thief. Also, you have more problems nearby big RER/metro stations and Mc Donalds, as these places are attractions for the suburb gangs who come to Paris to "make some money". Emergency Numbers (can be called from any phone for free): Samu (medical): 15 Police: 17, Fire fighters: 18 (including for medical emergency)
1
Photos
The flagship store of the most famous department store in France The flagship store of the most famous department store in France
3
Galeries Lafayette
The flagship store of the most famous department store in France
Paris, France
Paris, France
Type : Department store
It is a very typical parisian experience to go to the Boulevard Haussmann and wonder in the two main french department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. You will find there the main fashion brands and all types of goods: perfumes, clothing, cosmetics, jewellery, toys, furniture, restaurants and Gourmet shops,... Many toursits stop by, and on Saturdays and Discount periods, the stores are overcrowded. If you are french residing abroad, you can have a 10% discount with your Carte Consulaire. If you are foreign tourists, you can get a tax refund called Dtaxe in France. What I like about the Galeries Lafayette is the diversity of products and brands. You have basically everything there or almost. What I dislike is the crowd and the difficulty to have a salesperson in Peak periods or hours. If you really want to enjoy shopping there, go in the mornings of week days. They open from 9h30 to 20h00 from Monday to Saturday and until 21H00 on Thursdays. Restaurants: You can also have lunch in one of the Galeries restaurants 10 cafs and restaurants disseminated in the different buildings. There are three who enjoy beautiful views: La terasse, at the top of the main building, with a wonderful view on the roofs of Paris (count 40-50 EUR /pers); La coupole, a caf with sandwiches and salads with a beautiful view on the inside dome of the historic building, and the Lafayette Caf which is a sort of Cantine/fast food with a beautiful view on Paris. The flagship store of Galeries Lafayette in Paris is a 10-story department store. It is located at 40, boulevard Haussmann, in the IXe arrondissement. For more information, you can visit the Galeries Lafayette Website as well as at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeries_Lafayette Pictures: Wikimedia (by Benh Lieu Song)
2
Photos
1
Comments
ADD
to guide

Guides

Best rated in Ashburn

We use first part ant third part cookies to improve your experience. Browsing the website, you consent the use of those cookies.
You can change the settings or get more information on our cookie policy here.
CLOSE [ X ]