Is France Safe for Travel

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Andrew Kotowski
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Re: Is France Safe for Travel

#51 Post by Andrew Kotowski » February 2nd, 2019, 4:47 am

I might have to walk over to the Champs Elysee in a bit, because I have been sorely disappointed with today's yellow jacket manifestations. Aside from shutting down half the streets around my hotel, I have seen nothing.. and I walked/took the metro across 2/3 of Paris today.

The only imminent danger I have faced this trip (so far) was sitting across from Michel Abood at Bistro Paul Bert as he perused the champagne list and asked "so, who wants champagne?"
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Re: Is France Safe for Travel

#52 Post by Michael Klein » February 4th, 2019, 12:01 am

Been in Paris several days with zero Issue. Was on champs elysses last night and only thing I noticed was a broken window at a (very) crowded monoprix.

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#53 Post by Michel Abood » February 6th, 2019, 12:51 am

Not Paris but Angers yesterday (Tuesday). There was a joint Gillets Jaunes (Yellow Jackets), union (CGT) and school kids demonstration. Everyone was very motivated but happy, and as one person told me, "Make fun of the French all you want, but at least we still fight for our rights." Hard to argue with that.

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Re: Is France Safe for Travel

#54 Post by Corey N. » February 6th, 2019, 1:39 am

Michel Abood wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 12:51 am
"Make fun of the French all you want, but at least we still fight for our rights." Hard to argue with that.
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Waitress at Verjus (wonderful) last night said tourism was down markedly due to the protests — she estimated 50%.
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