Blois is a fairly safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through the northern-central region of France .  Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used in staying safe.

            Although street crimes, burglaries, and petty thefts are not major concerns in Blois , they occasionally happen.   However, most of these situations can be avoided using a few simple rules.   Avoid carrying around large amounts of money or looking extremely flashy.   Drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea.   Lock all car doors and roll up windows when leaving valuables behind in a car.   Keep a close eye on valuables in crowded, public areas, as these are the places where pickpockets generally operate .

            Avoid walking alone at night (especially women).  This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Blois as well. 

            In the case of an emergency while visiting Blois (or any of France ), from any phone, dial 17 for the police, dial 18 for the fire-department, and dial 15 for an ambulance.  For more useful phone numbers for traveling through France , check out this List of Emergency Phone Numbers.

            Although there are no foreign embassies located in Blois , many countries have a location somewhere in France (mostly in Paris ).  For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.