Safety

France is generally safe for female travelers, though some incidents of gender-based violence and harassment have occurred in crowded public spaces such as transportation hubs, tourist attractions, and event venues in Paris. Foreign female travelers face no greater risk than locals.

Reports of sexual assaults or harassment have been noted on public transport, particularly the Metro at night. The Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower has seen some recent cases of nighttime sexual assaults. Female travelers are advised to avoid walking alone at night in areas like Pigalle, Barbès-Rochechouart, Rue de Rivoli, Stalingrad, Montmartre, and Rue Saint-Denis.

France has robust laws to prosecute sexual violence and provide support to survivors. Visitors can reduce risks by staying aware of their surroundings, sticking to well-lit areas, avoiding walking alone at night, trusting their instincts, and being cautious when socializing or consuming alcohol. Familiarize yourself with local emergency numbers and support resources. Police and emergency services in France are professional, and female travelers should have no issues reporting crimes. Incidents should be reported to the nearest police station as soon as possible.

 
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