How safe is France ?

France is a safe country in which to live, with a stable government and political system.

Statistically speaking, you are several times more likely to be the victim of a traffic accident at home than victim of a terrorist attack in France. And with a massive police presence, Paris is today arguably one of the safest tourist cities in the world.

Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid any trouble, we suggest you to do this by:

  • Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
  • Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
  • Not making valuables obvious
  • Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
  • Being wary of strangers
  • Being careful of traffic