We were busy planning a move to Paris for the new year but following this weekends terrorist attacks we are seriously reconsidering the move.
Are there any expats in Paris that can comment on safety. Are tensions high following the attacks? Do you think people are fearful of follow-up attacks? What is the mood like in the city?
If you are currently in the city - what safety precautions are in place? Are certain areas out of bounds?
Your advice would be much appreciated.
I'm not in Paris myself so I can't comment on the mood in the city right now.
However, I was in London following the 7/7 attacks and its understandable for people to be worried about moving to place thats just been hit by terrorist attacks.
My advice would be to not make any rash decisions till the dust has settled at least. Following such an event, tensions are high and the authorities will increase security measures and everyone will be extra vigilant.
Terrorism is unpredictable in its nature so its almost impossible for anyone to comment on whether or not it will happen again in Paris or elsewhere for that matter.
If I were you I would just hold out a little before cancelling the move completley.
Good luck with the decision.
Thanks for the reassurance. We've spoken to a few colleagues in Paris and they say the same thing. We haven't cancelled the move. I think I was just a little panicked last week.
Do you feel there are ethnic tensions within the community? What are attitudes like towards the muslim community?