3 days in Paris
Replies: 12 - Last Post: May 18, 2012 12:03 AM Last Post By: YorickM
May 15, 2012 11:27 PM
3 days in ParisI have booked 3 days at Citôtel De La Place Des Alpes hotel. The reviews I have seen appear to be okay as far as what I'm looking for (rate, near transpo). I will be traveling solo, can anyone tell me if it is a safe location? I have been to Paris previously and plan on doing all non-tourist type acitivies, with the exception of another trip to The Louvre to see things I did not see before
Any guidance would be welcome on the hotel or off the beaten path activities.
May 15, 2012 11:49 PM
May 15, 2012 11:58 PM
May 16, 2012 11:59 AM
May 16, 2012 2:35 PM
5all of paris is a safe location. We're getting a little tired sometimes about people asking for a safe place in Paris. it's not Baghdad.
you'll be close to (indo)Chinatown. A great place to eat and shop, if you like Vietnamese, Lao or Chinese culture and cuisines.
May 16, 2012 7:33 PM
6this is a serious question:
who is painting this picture of Paris being an unsafe location?
do people think that guillotines are on every place?
do people think that young boys are running around burning cars in frustration?
do people think that you will have someone else's hand in your pocket unless you sew them shut?
May 17, 2012 10:25 PM
7I didn't say I didn't think Paris was not safe! Regarding my hotel choice: "The reviews I have seen appear to be okay as far as what I'm looking for (rate, near transpo). I will be traveling solo, can anyone tell me if it is a safe location? I have been to Paris previously....."
I've been there before I know I was safe, however I do not know the city enough to know if the hotel I am booking is in a safe location for a single female. Not my intention to offend, but isn't this where I'm supposed to ask those all important questions? I needed guidance.
May 17, 2012 10:30 PM
8sorry, by "serious question", i don't mean i'm upset and offended. instead i mean, PLEASE answer it - i've asked it several times before but it always gets ignored.
i know you didn't say Paris is not safe, but your check about safe locations certainly suggests it.
what gives you the impression it wouldn't be safe, certainly if you've been before?
May 17, 2012 10:46 PM
9Asking about safe is almost always a matter of perception and partly own behaviour, so arbitrarian. Different when it comes to facts. I assume nobody HERE will answer based on mere statistical facts - as far as they are available. So here are not the experts.
Have I to say Lisboa is dangerous, due to a pickpocketing experience?
No, I was very careless.
The fact: wrong forum for this particular question.
May 17, 2012 11:00 PM
10Thanks everyone for your feedback on my hotel questions (I think). It is fair to ask if a hotel is in a safe location for a single female. If someone asked me the same thing of a location in Los Angeles I would be true and to the point, and no it is not always dependent on ones behavior, sometimes as a single female you might not need to be in particular area, period.
I was asking for opinions of people that are familiar with the address I posted. But I digress, I will just move forward! Again thank you.
Edited by: bangieb12345
May 17, 2012 11:02 PM
11my guess is that OP is from a country where cities are not safe. We here in Europe are fortunate in the sense that we dont have this problem. our cities are generally safe. (of course things happen but things happen anywhere). Paris, or any other major European city, doesn't have any unsafe areas where one shouldn't go (at least not anywhere near where a tourist would hang out)
May 18, 2012 12:03 AM
12Hmm that's not entirely true. A lot of women I know (and that live in Europe) would ask a question similar to that of the OP about a place in a big city they haven't been to before. There are definately areas in big cities in Europe that a lot of women don't feel safe walking around in, alone at night.
For the most part it's subjective. In Paris the area around Gare du Nord or Pigalle does feel different at night than the areas in more upscale neighbourhoods. I wouldn't call the locations unsafe (and they aren't), but I understand the question of the OP.
All in all I still think the location of her hotel is fine.
And it's quite funny that her name Bangie B, would mean something like 'Afraid-y B' in Dutch :)
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