Travel concerns & safety

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

LGBT demonstration at place de la Republique (Photo © Paris Tourist Office)

Advice and resources for women, gays, minorities, and the disabled traveling in France

Those peanuts in the minibar don't cost just peanuts—they cost €7! And since when was a bottle of water worth €4.25? (Photo by Rick)

A traveler's guide to safety in France: Pickpockets, scams, terrorism, and more

In any emergency, dial 112 (Photo by unknown)

Emergency numbers for police, fire, and other safety issues in 112

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How to lose things—passports, credit cards, and other important items—while traveling and not have it ruin your vacation

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Staying healthy on the road: French hospitals, pharmacies, and travel health insurance

Shop for travel insurance with a comparison site like InsureMyTrip or SmartMouth (Photo courtesy of

Travel on the safe side with trip insurance: when to buy it, what it does and does not cover, and where to get it