France Warns Tourists Against Visiting North St. Louis

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The U.S. State Department keeps a list of countries where extreme human-rights abuses, active military conflicts or weather disasters would prevent Americans from vacationing safely.

Turns out, other countries have the same list -- and St. Louis is on it.

The French Foreign Office warns French tourists not to visit North St. Louis.

"Avoid the northern neighborhood between the airport and the town center, but the shuttle from the airport is safe," advises the French governmental website, last updated in April.

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But St. Louis is not alone. The French list offers tips for fifteen cities and the entire state of Florida.

Here are some more warnings for French tourists vacationing in the U.S., translated by Google:

Florida: Attacks against tourists and car, frequent there a few years ago are now rare. For safety's sake, do not stop outside lit areas, especially if someone at the roadside or car, you are prompted to do so. Report their presence at the first station and the police.

Chicago: Avoid the West Side and the south of the city after 59th Street.

Detroit: The center is not recommended after the close of business.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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Larry Feyen
Larry Feyen

The difference being that those places are actually tourist destinations. Who the hell plans a vacation in north county?!?!

Larry Feyen
Larry Feyen

Difference being that tourists actually went to Miami...

Phil Adams
Phil Adams

What happened did france get some bad dope while in norco?

Robin VonderHaar
Robin VonderHaar

Really? North St Louis? I didn't know there was a huge tourist attraction there.

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Hey Stupid fux. ....North County was where our first white immigrants settled....can you Google Baden? Then white people sold off there parents home to get a guaranteed payment from Section aint....Munch On That Section 8 haters (btw...I am one because never in my 48 years didn't do anything but earn...earn....earn 3 jobs at a time sometime. ....) Just a S/O get something to be cherished....Dope money goes away as quick as the dope you just sold. Pisa on all this....Lord Jesus please help us. ...like yesterday! !!! Amen

Nancy Clark
Nancy Clark

St Louis SUX....no one should come here EVER.

Nancy Clark
Nancy Clark

Nobody should ever come to STL ever...for any reason...this place is the ARMPIT of America.

Orion Getitin Jones
Orion Getitin Jones

Its safe as any place and as dangerous. Needs to say dont visit ST LOUIS period!

Pamela Washington
Pamela Washington

You guys are pathetic,sad, your'll mother should have aborted all you fucking idiots, who made you people GOD!

Pamela Washington
Pamela Washington

Ha u idiot they're awful next time try the smoke turkey parts!

Chris Vangel
Chris Vangel

North St. Louis, the cultural hotspot of the United States! And to think,all the French Tour Guides were pushing the North Side Stroll this season! There goes the economy!

Gina Ackworth
Gina Ackworth

Dangerous areas are listed like that. Remember tourists taking the wrong exits in Florida in the 80s and being killed? Honduras is listed too yet tourists and churches still go there.

Tony Gallo
Tony Gallo

I love Norco but I hate north city

Bill Garthe
Bill Garthe

Full of thugs making it bad for all the good people living therd

Mary Joy Randazzo
Mary Joy Randazzo

Seriously? Who the hell would come to St. Louis from France?

Candice Lanton
Candice Lanton

Lol....y'all are really doin too much now....smdh....Lol :-D

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Oh yes they do. ..apparently your not acclamted with the hood!!! You can get whatever you like o'er here....Kelli just gonna stick to her Bud light n some Kush!!! LOL.

Warren Sleep
Warren Sleep

Smokie O's BBQ has the best shoots according to The Food Network!

Martin Goebel
Martin Goebel

Hell... i work on locust and i warn myself about visiting north StL

Christina Eldridge
Christina Eldridge

Actually it's funny you say snoots because my bf really, really wants to get some but he doesn't want to go to the north side for them.

Gina Burke
Gina Burke

DUH it's not like north St Louis is a big tourist attraction.

Donna Jordan Thompson
Donna Jordan Thompson

who would want to visit it anyway? Stick to the city and you'll be just fine.

Sara Howard
Sara Howard

Yeah, we sure showed you, France! :-/

Erik Volm
Erik Volm

that's ok cause north st Louis doesn't visit france either

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

There's nothing to see there anyway....unless you need a tripe sandwich, or some snoot, or some Dope! !!!

Scooter Von Donaken
Scooter Von Donaken

It's good advice. I remember when they issued a warning about Miami in the mid to late 80s.

msanders8718
msanders8718

racist city anyway why would they want to visit there.stop whining about the crime your grand parents helped make stl the racist cesspool it is.i was not born there but lived there 4 years a lot to like about stl and had a lot of fun there but racial climate there is just as bad as the deep south.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Das sooo raciss!  Why dey always tryna keep dablakman down?

Alex Peck
Alex Peck

Are u surprised.Those commies hate us americans..

Stacie Clemons
Stacie Clemons

Lol, why would it be snobby? We warn other Missourians about it!

Phillip Elliott
Phillip Elliott

Maybe if you're local, you at least have a chance of being ok. However, if you are a foreigner, you are an instant target for the locals! That's not fear, that's just smart!

Phillip Elliott
Phillip Elliott

It's not snobby, it's just fact. While they're at it, they should warn them about the East side as well!

Jim Harvatin
Jim Harvatin

Sounds like the French have done their homework good advise !!!!

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