France Security Services

Executive Protection and Secure Transport Services Paris

ETS Risk Management has provided executive protection, secure ground transportation, and special event security in France since 2012. During this time we have conducted hundreds of secure transportation, VIP Protection, and special event project management services in Paris, Cannes, and the neighboring Principality, Monaco. We have also assisted with Executive Protection and corporate risk management services in industrial locations to manage the risk of protest and workplace violence.

Our local team of executive protection officers in France, as well as security drivers, and corporate risk professionals are the pinnacle of their industry and stem from high-level backgrounds including GIGN and DGSE. We regularly service clients with comprehensive secure transport services and executive protection in Paris.


  • Security officers

  • Executive Protection Personnel

  • Local Drivers – English speaking

  • Armored and Non-Armored Vehicles

  • Olympic 2024 Paris Security

  • Site Surveys and Risk Assessments

  • Corporate risk services

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Secure Airport Transfers Paris

ETS Risk Management provides secure airport transfers in Paris at competitive rates with VIP security drivers and high-level vehicle options. Our local English speaking security team can meet and greet in a low profile manner at the airport or hotel, escort you to the vehicle, and ensure a smooth and safe transition to your destination. This service can also be booked online and paid by Credit Card direct on our Secure Transportation online booking platform ExecSecure.

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Executive and Celebrity Protection in Paris

ETS facilitates VIPs, Celebrities, and Business travelers in Paris through the provision of comprehensive executive protection, secure transport, logistic, and local-fixer support. Our team of English-speaking VIP protection specialists in Paris provide high-level vehicles, local expert drivers, and have excellent networks of fixers, and contacts through the city to support VIP travelers, groups, and entourages.

Our team has assisted large special events ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 people, including planning, managing, and implementing security for Heads of State, A-list celebrities, and high-risk personalities. ETS has managed civil disturbance, workplace violence, and event protest across the country. We have also had the pleasure of assisting hundreds of business travel and VIP itineraries in Paris through the provision of secure transportation services and covert security to manage risk while maintaining client reputation.

Paris 2024 Olympics

ETS are special event security specialists that have supported clients at the Olympics with security services, including media and production security since 2016 in Brazil, South Korea, Japan, and China. ETS has excellent experience working with hospitality programs and production security. ETS leverages local, trusted suppliers and years of Olympic experience to support client operations. Click here to learn more about Olympic Security Considerations.

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France Security Overview

Crime poses a threat to foreign nationals and is concentrated in heavily populated areas, especially those catering to tourists. Thieves typically target passports, wallets, bags, and electronic devices. These opportunistic crimes can occur anywhere, but especially near major tourist attractions and on public transport. High net worth VIPs have been targeted to/from the airport, as well as at hotels and residences.

The threat of terrorism in France is high. France continues to be the target of Islamic State (IS) attacks, and the country must be considered a potential target. A number of attacks attributed to radical Islamist militants have occurred; these have taken the form of large-scale, coordinated violence against symbolic and soft targets, as well as lone-wolf attacks on civilians and government personnel. Despite ongoing counterterrorism efforts, further plots cannot be ruled out.

Protests occur often in France and occasionally devolve into violence. Most demonstrations are related to economic conditions and social issues. Large protests are most common in Paris and other major cities, and typically cause significant transportation delays.

Security at the Olympics (Paris 2024) is a key consideration for many.

Please contact us to discuss any security concerns and learn more about our current threat assessment for next year’s Olympics. 

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to France

Is Business Travel Safe in France?2023-04-11T07:13:24-04:00

Yes, business travel in France is usually quite safe but, with pre-travel planning and preparation.  Foreign travelers are vulnerable to opportunistic crime, especially in Paris where pickpocketing and theft are extremely common.  Low-level criminals will target public transportation and areas where foreign travelers usually visit.

Business travelers typically request a security trained driver and vehicle for movements in Paris, including airport transfers.

Can security be armed in France?2020-09-21T09:21:05-04:00
Yes, private security can be armed in France. Executive Protection officers and uniformed static security officers can be armed when deployed.  However, quite often a low-profile team of security experts will be sufficient and commensurate with risk.  
Can Armored Vehicles be used in France?2020-09-21T09:19:34-04:00

Yes, you can legally use armored vehicles in France, although they are uncommon, primarily because the risk does not require this level of protection.  Here is an article about Armored Vehicle considerations and ratings

Is it Safe to Travel in Paris?2023-04-11T07:13:59-04:00

Yes, it is safe to travel in Paris as long as you apply basic safety measures.  Crime in Paris can be an issue for foreign travelers.  Opportunistic criminals are likely to target tourists through pickpocketing or theft of belongings, especially when traveling on the metro service or in busy shopping areas.  Avoid displaying valuables and always be aware of your surroundings.

Is terrorism a risk in Paris?2020-09-21T09:16:23-04:00

Yes, there is a risk of terrorism in Paris.  Lone actors and ISIS members are active within the city and foreign travelers are vulnerable.   The style of attack is similar to that seen across the globe, including opportunistic armed attacks against the public, and large scale sophisticated attacks to ensure mass casualties.  Areas which are most vulnerable include western hotspots, public transportation and significant infrastructure.



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