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English: Courtyard of the Louvre Museum, with ...
English: Courtyard of the Louvre Museum, with the Pyramid Français : La Cour Napoléon du Palais du Louvre, avec la Pyramide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld
Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How to avoid pick pockets in Paris?

Author: Ron Katz
Where ever you go, the problem of pickpockets has become common and the best thing is to be safe rather than lamenting after losing something. No one is prepared for the pickpockets, and everybody is vulnerable, it happens within a fraction of seconds. You will notice the culprit, who is a little bit closer to you in the crowded locations. All the popular destinations of the world have the problem of this and Paris is one among all. Though security agencies have been taking regular measures to control the situation, but, with a growing flow of travelers in Paris, Security forces are unable to tackle the situation.
The best suggestion from travel agencies and experienced travelers is not to carry expensive things and plenty of luggage. It makes your journey cool and safe. Because, excessive luggage makes your journey tiresome and costly things will create insecurity in you. Better go for light weighted things while you travel anywhere in the world. When it comes to Paris, be it Eiffel tower, Louvre Museum or any other location, you will notice the ample crowd. Wherever you may be, be aware of people who are close to you and surroundings.
As a traveler no one is safe, the best thing is to diversify your valuables while placing. Do not place cash, and credit cards in purse itself, separate them, so that incase of any loss, you will be able to handle the situation very easily at a new place. As a tourist passport is mandatory to carry everywhere, you need to be extra careful, as it is very tough when you miss the passport in another country to travel to your country. Tourist guides and tour managers stress you a to pay extra attention towards safeguarding passport in your journey.
When you are walking in crowds do not carry bags which can be easily cut with any the device. The culprits try to deviate your attention by any means, it is suggested not to get in line with strangers, just follow the guide's instruction. Shopping is the most luring thing at a tourist location, just plan accordingly have enough amount of foreign currency in hand, so that last minute transaction at shopping centers in a hurry may advantageous to the culprits.
In case of woman in Paris, they need to be more attentive as eye contact with a stranger may lead him to take advantage of your loneliness. And men must not put their purse at back pockets as they become an easy target for the culprits. The best thing is to buy one money belt and keep money and other valuables in different locations. Do not open purse, money belt or any other publicly it is applicable to everyone irrespective of nationality.
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About the Author
Ron Katz is a managing partner and co-founder of eve - European Vacation Experience. He is responsible for product and business development and he oversees the operation of His articles are mainly focused on luxury Paris vacation rentals
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