Holidaymakers Beware: Pickpockets in Paris

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Easter holidays are just over and it's time to plan that next trip. With two public holidays in May city trips may be an option to consider.

As with any city there is always a risk that your purse will be stolen. In recent years, travellers have been warned to take extra care on Las Ramblas in Barcelona where pickpockets were operating in great numbers.

It seems that Paris and in particular the Louvre, has been struck by pickpockets with staff at the museum actually resorting to strike action due to the increased violent nature of the crime.  

As ever, when travelling abroad, keep your valuables safe. Don't carry large amounts of cash with you and be sensible! If you are the victim of a crime and want to make a claim on your travel insurance policy when you return home, read the terms of your policy carefully as many require a police report of the theft and/or notification of the theft within a short time period of the event.  

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Eleanor is a Senior Associate in our Travel team. Eleanor has a degree in Translating and Interpreting (German/Spanish) and is also fluent in French.

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