"Hotel Winding Stairways" Safety Tip by CALSF

Safety, Paris: 59 reviews and 29 photos

  A worn, winding staircase @ Hotel Verneuil

Paris is an old city. And many of the small, cozy hotels were converted from former residences. However, the buildings themselves are usually left in their original state.

One thing you will notice is that the (stone) stairways are not always straight. In order to save space alot if not all hotels have winding staircases from top to bottom. They can be a little dangerous if you are not careful where you step.

Be sure that you take your time as the inner part of the staircase is pretty narrow. Also due to centuries of wear and tear the staircases can be worn out and uneven causing you to lose your balance if you are not careful.

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  • Written May 25, 2005
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