Paris a safe city to discover day & night
Paris travel warnings : Like in every big city in the world, you need to make be careful. However, Paris is statistically one of the safest major metropolitan areas in Europe. Just follow these basic Paris safety tips.
LOCKDOWN : March 16th 2020, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron has announced strict rules to fight the spread of the virus and save lives. For at least 2 weeks, outings are authorized with certificate and only for work, if there is no possibility of teleworking, only for our health appointments or for groceries.Paris the City of Lights has closed down museums, restaurants, cafes, cinemas… to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Markets and food shops, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, certain stores will remain open. In agreement with all the bishops of Ile-de-France, the Sunday masses in the presence of the faithful will be suspended for a time yet to be defined. Churches will remain open to the prayers of Christians. Paris Travel Warnings – No traveling within Europe and abroad are authorized. Frontiers are closed.
April 13th, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic announced progressive deconfinement from May 11th. Nurseries and school will reopen gradually. However, restaurants, hotels and concert halls will remain closed. In addition, we will be able to test anyone with symptoms and a mask will be distributed to all.
President Macron also announced that during this period aid to businesses will be extended and reinforced. For the most vulnerable, Emmanuel Macron also announced “exceptional assistance” to families with children, as well as to students far from their families. He also said that France and Europe will have to help Africa to fight against the coronavirus by “massively canceling its debt”.
- To you, who save lives every day
- To you, who go to work to allow life to go on
- To you, who stay at home to limit the spread of the virus
Thank you ! Merci !
“France is one of the last countries in Western Europe to reopen its places of worship,” said the New York Times. In fact, “French Catholics have been asking for a resumption of services for a while, as soon as sanitary conditions allow” while “Jews and Muslims in France were more cautious, counting on the reopening of synagogues and mosques no earlier than early June ”. To visit churches and holy places, please respect carefully Paris travel warnings and strict rules.
Viruses can generally be stopped from spreading when people maintain a distance of at least one metre between themselves and others. Social distancing is a strategy that includes avoiding – as much as possible – crowded places, meeting places, or close contact with groups or other people. For Paris travel warnings regarding the COVID19, please read the following :
- The capital’s parks and gardens will be reopened this weekend May 30th.
- The Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne are accessible from May 11, as are the waterways, the lawns of the Esplanade des Invalides and the Champ-de-Mars. However, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
- Meetings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
- The terraces of Parisian cafes, bars and restaurants will be able to reopen June 2, with a limit of 10 people per table, and a spacing of 1 meter between tables
- Hotels will be able to reopen June 2 according to the code of good conduct which becomes the deconfinement protocol common to the entire Hôtel Cafés Restaurants (HCR) profession
- On June 2, the ban on traveling beyond 100 km will end
- The colleges will reopen next week, and will give priority to pupils in grades 6 and 5
- The limit for groups of more than 10 people in public space is maintained
- Gymnasiums, swimming pools, sports halls, performance halls, theaters and cinemas may reopen June 22
The reopening of museums, monuments and exhibition spaces is possible from end of May, 2020. The Center des Monuments Nationaux, which manage around a hundred monuments in France, is working on a gradual reopening of its sites between early June and mid-July. In the deconfinement plan announced by Prime Minister of France Édouard Philippe on Thursday May 28th, the “small” museums are authorized to reopen from Monday June 1st. Some will wait a little more before reopening their doors to the public.
- Musée de Montmartre : May 30
- Le Château de Versailles : June 6
- Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme : June 6
- Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac : June 9
- Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs : June 15
- Etablissement public du Palais de la Porte dorée : June 16
- Musée Bourdelle : June 16
- Musée de Libération de Paris-musée du général Leclerc-musée Jean Moulin : June 16
- Musée de la Vie romantique : June 16
- Maison de Balzac : June 16
- Musée Cernuschi : June 16
- Musée des arts de l’Asie : June 16
- Les Catacombes de Paris : June 16
- Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine : June 17
- Musée Nissim de Camondo : June 17
- Musée national Eugène Delacroix : June 22
- Musée de l’Orangerie : June 22
- Musée d’Orsay : June 23
- Musée Gustave Moreau : 3rd week of June
- Musée national de la Céramique de Sèvres : 3rd week of June
- Musée de Cluny-musée national du Moyen-Age : 3rd week of June
- Musée des Arts Décoratifs : June 23 for temporary exhibitions
- Palais de la Découverte : June 23
- Cité des sciences et de l’industrie : June 27
- Grand Palais : July 1st
- Centre Pompidou : July 1st
- Musée national de la Renaissance d’Ecouen : July 1st
- Musée du Louvre : July 6
- Musée Rodin : July
- Musée Guimet : July 8
- Cinémathèque française : July 15
- Musée Picasso : 3rd week of July
Transportations such as subway, bus, train are running within strict rules
The European executive recommends that borders be reopened gradually, between member countries with the same epidemiological profile and having adopted similar preventive measures (confinement, physical distancing, etc.). It is likely that agreements between neighboring non-EU countries will be considered.
Let’s work together against the coronavirus. There are basic rules and habits we shall follow :
- Wear a mask when you go outside if possible
- Keep “social distancing” – including staying indoors and keeping at least one metre away from others
- Do not touch your face and wash your hands after going outside
- Wash your hands as often as you can
- Think about professional and personal projects for the future
- Allow yourself time for relaxing and doing things that make you happy
- Learn, read, lots of app and websites offer (new) things to do
- Cherish your dear ones and demonstrate empathy and caring
- Eat healthy and drink lots of water, specially hot water (tea, infusion)
- Exercise a little bit every day to bring oxygen and maintain your tone
- Keep positive thoughts about the situation and don’t fall into fear or anxiety
- WE WILL SURVIVE !
Rules for Grocery Shopping During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Wear a mask and gloves if possible and bring your own bags
- Do not spend too much time in the store
- Go to the store once a week or the minimum
- Don’t buy more than you need
- Keep a safe distance from others
Simple gestures should be adopted which limit the risk of contagion:
- Wash your hands regularly
- Use single-use tissues
- Cough and sneeze into his elbow
- Avoid handshakes and hugs
Hygiene rules at home
- Respect the distance of one meter, even at home
- Regularly clean the surfaces affected by all family members with washing solutions
- Air regularly
- And wash your hands regularly
Do not do self medication
Do Support the most vulnerable and needy by making a donation or by volunteering
Paris travel warnings in addition to our services
In addition to our permanent assistance 24/7 and in case of emergency, there are below insights of how to behave as a traveler in Paris. Ask for our custom made services if you want to be cosseted.
The Police Force is highly-effective in making Paris a safe place. Be careful, there are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, around major landmarks in Paris. They are trying to sell you a portrait or items. Be aware of fake petitions by groups of teenagers or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage. As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Paris. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. You can touring, walking around in safety, day and night. You can wander in almost every district with a very low risk of mugging. Paris, a secure city to be around, day & night, is welcoming over 30 million tourists every year.
Moreover, you may look for a travel insurance to cover you from those risks.
- Police emergency 17
- Fire brigade 18
- Emergency Ambulance Service (SAMU) 15
- Your Embassy in Paris
Paris travel warnings list
- Do not leave your luggages unattended in transport
- Remember to photocopy your identity papers and leave them at your hotel
- Do not handle bundles of money in public
- Take a minimum of cash with you
- Do not store your wallet, phone in an outside pocket
- Prefer a bag worn over the shoulder
- Do not put your wallet, phone on a coffee or restaurant table
- Be careful with some cabarets, especially in Pigalle, where you will be imposed unwanted females presence and to consume drinks at very high prices
- Prefer institutions that do not reach customers in the street and display their prices outside & inside the room
- All prices must be displayed inclusive of VAT
- Buy your tickets (show, transport, …) from professional resellers
- Beware of fake petitions where you are asked for money
Paris Travel Warnings Just in case of …
- For urgent consultations in English
Many practitioners at the American Hospital, the Institut Franco-Britannique and the Hôpital Foch are perfectly bilingual. It is also possible to contact SOS Médecins France on +33 (0) 1 47 07 77 77: operators will direct you, when possible, to an English-speaking doctor.
- Urgences Médico-Judiciaires (Medical-Judicial Emergencies)
Open 7/7, 24 hours a day
1, place du Parvis Notre-Dame – 75004 Paris
Métro Cité – ligne 4, or Saint-Michel Notre-Dame – RER B
Telephone +33 1 42 34 82 85/29
- Paris Aide aux Victimes (doctor, counseling, lawyer)
Antenne Sud from 9 am to 5 pm only with appointment
From Monday to Friday Telephone : +33 1 45 88 18 00
12-14 rue Charles Fourier 75013 Paris, Métro Tolbiac – ligne 7
- Paris Aide aux Victimes (doctor, counseling, lawyer)
Antenne Nord from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm only with appointment
From Monday to Friday – Telephone : +33 1 53 06 83 50
22 rue Jacques Kellner 75017 Paris, Métro Porte de Saint Ouen – ligne 13
- 1 central police office for each arrondissement/district open 7/7, 24 hours a day
The mission of the “Préfecture de Police” is to maintain law and order, to enforce traffic regulations, supervise Paris taxis, and to ensure the security of the general public and their property.
Each “commissariat” or police station is responsible for the security of their arrondissement. Victims of a break-in or an attack, police headquarters are at your disposal 24hrs a day, 7 days a week to provide assistance. Local police units open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm are responsible for community policing.
Information about staying safe in Paris are good to know just in case of. Enjoy your trip anyhow !
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You would like to enjoy your last day of Paris without caring your luggages and without having to go back to the place you left them. Eelway has done their best to give you different ways to store your baggages in Paris with its luggage concierge service.
Eelway mobile luggage storage is a new generation of luggage storage that offers more than just a way to leave your bags. Eelway service enables you to enjoy each moment in Paris without carrying your baggage. You don’t have to go back to your hotel, to the airport or the train station… to the place you left your luggage… Your luggage is delivered WHERE you want & WHEN you need. Moreover, you can leave any type of luggage. The price is the same regardless of weight or size. If you want to know more about their services, rendez-vous to Eelway.
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