I am officially 1 month away from leaving on my first trip to Paris ! So excited I can't stand it. I have been studying the metro and bus maps, trying to pick up a little French for ordering in restaurants, planning my itinerary (a nightmare- for another post), but my question today is : Should I carry my passport or leave it in the hotel. I recently called the French Embassy here in Florida to see if there was "travel info" I could have sent to me, but NON. The lady was very nice and gave me lots of suggestions, and safety tips. One of which was do NOT carry your passport, leave it in the hotel safe. Just carry a copy of the passport. I've read that it is "law" to have to carry it, but as this was from a French Official, I tend to believe her. Your thoughts or experiences?