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Although not quite as pretty or pristine as Seine-side Paris, the neighbourhoods in the north and northeast of Paris are still fairly safe as far as big cities go, providing you use your common sense. Stay on your guard, however, at the foot of the hill that leads up to Sacré-Cœur and also on Montmartre's place du Tertre. It’s not unusual for pickpockets and con artists to work the crowds here.