Baltimore est dangereux, non?

City not so charming, French foreign ministry warns

November 23, 2013

Looks like the French may not be flocking to Charm City any time soon.

Seems Baltimore's not really a safe destination, at least as far as the French foreign ministry is concerned.

Just as our state department warns about Americans traveling to certain places (it suggests avoiding North Korea, for example), the French are urged to exercise caution in certain U.S. locales. And what do the French say about Baltimore?

"Considered a dangerous city except Downtown."

But don't feel too bad; few American cities fared much better. In Washington, for instance, French tourists are advised to avoid Northeast and Southeast, Union Station at night and Anacostia any time. In New York, one should be wary in Times Square and at the Statue of Liberty, and avoid Harlem, the Bronx and Central Park at night.

And as for Richmond, "Do not visit the city on foot."

--Chris Kaltenbach

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