The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a warning to French tourists traveling to the United States.
The security recommendations cite Detroit as a city whose "center is not recommended after the close of business."
Other cities included on the advisory list were: Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston, St. Louis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and the entire state of Florida.
Here's what The Washington Post reported on other cities throughout the country:
Cleveland: Avoid Cleveland Heights, Lakewood and Euclid. That warning got Cleveland Heights Mayor Edward Kelly upset. “The French government is foolish and doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Washington: Northeast and Southeast should be avoided, and Union Station is dangerous at night. “Le quartier Anacostia n’est pas recommandable de jour comme de nuit.” Translation: Don’t go to Anacostia, day or night.
Atlanta: The French are nervous about the southern part of the city, and downtown after dark.
The release also informs travelers of the possible dangers that natural disasters pose when exploring the United States:
The risk of natural disasters and severe weather are much higher than in Europe.
They also give tips on how to avoid and minimize the risk of shark attacks.
-- Lucy Perkins, Michigan Radio Newsroom