We just returned from an amazing London adventure and have begun planning our next trip.... Paris!
Typically we begin by determining where we will stay and how we will get to that place.... cab, public transit, etc. In London we stayed in Covent Garden and took the Piccadilly line on the tube direct to CG station, carried our bags up the stairs and walked to our apartment. Easy and stress free.
In Paris, it looks like we'd need to take the RER from CDG then switch to Metro Line 1 (we plan to stay in the Marais) then walk to our apartment. However, after reading posts in the Paris forum, it seems that the Paris Metro is rife with pickpockets and bag snatchers.
We are seasoned-travelers, always aware and street-smart... but we'd like to know if Londoners visiting Paris have had problems?
In your experience, is the crime in Paris so much worse than London? I am asking here because I don't want to get the Paris posters riled-up unnecessarily. Thanks in advance for your feedback.