Our trip to Paris turned out to be a disaster! We had a nasty experience of being pickpocketed. We had just left the 'Louvre' & took the subway. As soon as I got a seat in the train, I realized that my bag was open & my wallet WITH ALL MY CASH, IDs & credit cards & my make up bag were stolen. My issue is WHY THE HELL CAN'T THE TOURISM AUTHORITIES, THE POLICE & THE HOTEL staff give the innocent tourists PRIOR WARNINGS/ADVICE/GUIDELINES as regards how bad & rampant the problem of pickpocketing is IN THIS CITY esp. the Metro & Line 1 in particular. What a shame that no one warned us. The least they can do is put posters in subway stations. Horrible & shame on you Paris/France for not taking care of your guests. It was a sudden trip & so I had no time to check my trip advisor forum & will henceforth never travel without referring to it like I usually do. The whole experience was HORRIBLE!