|Subject: Re: Single Woman Safety in Paris?|
A very seedy area I would avoid is rue Saint Denis. Here's what we wrote in our Paris travelogue:
Needing a good stroll, we wandered north to Boul. Montmartre and proceeded east along Boul. Poisonniere and Boul. de Bonne-Nouvelle. These wide streets were filled with families enjoying the bright, sunny day. We headed south on rue Saint Denis where we had found an Internet cafe with an English keyboard and very helpful staff. It was Sunday but no break for the prostitutes, sex shops, peep shows, etc., which line this colorful, sleazy street. South of rue Rambuteau, the attraction becomes fast food and cafes. The Internet spot is above one of these cafes.
It's the kind of place that makes you feel like taking a shower to get it out of your system, if you know what I mean.
Regards, Linda http://www.thetravelzine.com