Terror in Paris: Should I cancel my trip?

Story highlights

  • Many Paris cultural attractions reopening doors in wake of attacks
  • City remains on high alert with tightened security at transport hubs
  • Travel personality Rick Steves urges travelers "not to let the terrorists win by being terrorized"

(CNN)In the wake of deadly attacks that left 129 people dead, Paris and other parts of France were placed under immediate lockdown, raising concerns for travelers.

Many prominent Paris institutions, including the Louvre gallery and the Eiffel Tower were immediately closed, while toughened border controls were put in place.
As one of the world's leading tourism destinations, Paris welcomes millions of visitors every year and the events of the past few days will put many vacation plans in doubt.