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Tourist Offices--Your best source of information is the French Government Tourist Office, which you can reach at the following addresses:

In The United States -- 444 Madison Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022 (tel. 212/838-7800; fax 212/838-7855); 676 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3214, Chicago, IL 60611 (tel. 312/751-7800; fax 312/337-6339); 9454 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (tel. 310/271-6665; fax 310/276-2835). To request additional information call Info France at tel. 410/286-8310.

In Canada -- Maison de la France/French Government Tourist Office, 1981 av. McGill College, Suite 490, Montreal, H3A 2W9 (tel. 514/876-9881; fax 514/845-4868).

In The United Kingdom -- Maison de la France/French Government Tourist Office, 178 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9AL (tel. and fax 020/7943-6594).

In Australia -- French Tourist Bureau, 25 Bligh St., Sydney, NSW 2000 (tel. 02/9231-5244; fax 02/9221-8682).


The French Government Tourist Office's home on the Internet is at www.franceguide.com, or www.francetourism.com.

Destination Paris: Red-Alert Checklist

If you purchased traveler's checks, have you recorded the check numbers, and stored the documentation separately from the checks?

Did you stop the newspaper and mail delivery, and leave a set of keys with someone reliable?

Did you pack your camera and an extra set of camera batteries, and purchase enough film? If you packed film in your checked baggage, did you invest in protective pouches to shield film from airport X-rays?

Do you have a safe, accessible place to store money?

Did you bring your ID cards that could entitle you to discounts, such as AAA and AARP cards, student IDs, and so on?

Did you bring emergency drug prescriptions and extra glasses and/or contact lenses?

Did you find out your daily ATM withdrawal limit?

Do you have your credit card pin numbers? Is there a daily withdrawal limit on credit card cash advances?

If you have an E-ticket, do you have documentation?

Did you leave a copy of your itinerary with someone at home?

Do you have the measurements for those people you plan to buy clothes for on your trip?

Do you have the address and phone number of your country's embassy with you?

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