Information for Tourists, Americans in Paris


Our hearts and prayers are with our Parisian friends tonight after the tragic attacks, and the many tourists in the city. For Americans in Paris this evening, we have compiled information from both French and American sources regarding your travels and safety. We know this can be a frightening time for both tourists in Paris and for their families in the States.

From the United States Embassy in Paris:

“The U.S. Embassy in Paris advises official U.S. personnel and U.S. citizens to shelter in place due to the terrorist attacks in the 10th and 11th arrondissements (districts) and the ongoing hostage situation at the Bataclan Theatre located at 50 Voltaire Boulevard in the 11th arrondissement.  U.S. citizens should heed local authorities and maintain security awareness.  France has declared a state of emergency which includes mobilization of security forces and closing its borders.|||

People in France who are safe should be contacting family members. Anyone with travel plans should be contacting their airlines directly. ”

From the Department of State:

“US citizens in need of assistance after Paris attacks can call US Embassy — 1-888-407-4747 (US) or 202-501-4444 (overseas)”

Those numbers can also be used if you are concerned about a family member in Paris. The official guidance from the State Department is still to “shelter and stay safe.”

Follow State Department updates on Twitter @StateDept

From Paris, the official city Facebook account:

Information Number for Tourists in Paris: +33 (0) 1 45 55 80 00

All Paris Metros are closed.

From Saturday 14 November, closure of all the equipment of the city: Schools, libraries, museums, gymnasiums, swimming pools, food markets…
Cancellation of all the events and closure of all the town halls of districts, only the hotlines civil state and marriages will be open.


Prayers for Paris after the terrorist attack.

Prayers for Paris after the terrorist attack.

November 14, 2015 |