What to know before traveling to France - John B. Wilson
Presented by John B. Wilson
What to Know Before
Traveling to France
Unfortunately, crime in France has increased in recent years. The number of
reported crimes has almost doubled in a decade. Regardless, France is an
excellent country to visit. Every country has crime. Here are some things people
should know before visiting France:
People who use rental cars should hide their valuable items. Tourist
sites and villages have people looking to scam someone.
People who visit France should give compliments to the people who live there.
They like to hear good things about their country. People who are unfamiliar with
the language they speak, try to learn a few words.
Before going to the country, learn how to say bonjour. The word is
often used as a greeting. The French don’t like speaking English
even if they know how.
The Ring Trick
Unfortunately, a lot of people who visit France fall for this common scam.
When the scammer sees someone walking around, they’ll appear to pick
up a gold ring. Afterward, they’ll ask if it belongs to the victim, and if they
say yes, they’ll give the victim the ring. Next, they’ll ask them for some
money. Sometimes, the scammer’s family will appear to pressure the
victim into paying. Don’t fall for the scam. The fake gold ring is brass or
copper, and it’s worthless. There are some other scams, so be careful.
The Train Crime
Don’t use the Réseau Express Régional train to get into the city. The
RER train is ideal for some people, but it’s not ideal for people who’ve
recently gotten off of a long flight. An inexperienced tourist is a
target for baggage theft. People who ride the train should keep an
eye on their luggage during the entire ride.
Tips for Traveling in
People who live in France recommend taking the train to get around
except for the RER train. It’s the safest, quickest and cheapest way to
travel around France. The trains run very late into the evenings, and
there are security guards around to keep people safe.
The safety tips mentioned in this article are precautionary measures. It’s good for
people to know what to expect before visiting a place they’ve never been. People
who learn how to speak French will likely have a lot of respect from the people
who live in the country.
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