I just got back from Europe and thought others might be interested in this. Basically, Paris was terrible. Not even the ext. of museums or outdoor monuments like the Arc De Triomphe the security force said no. The only go was in Reims with almost unlimited access exc. the int. of museums which I expected anyway. Amsterdam was much better, though the same for the int. of museums.
Oh, and of course 1 attempted pickpocket in Amsterdam.
A great trip despite the Parisians policies and a significant amount of rudeness (even refused service at one restaraunt) there. But the sites made it worthwhile anyway and wouldn't change a thing about the trip. Now, I've got about 30 negs to process!