IF you are away from your home in France visiting friends, or even taking a holiday, many areas will operate Operation Tranquillité Vacances which is overseen by the local police or gendarmerie.
The Connexion newspaper highlights the service and it is designed to provide homeowners with added security as police officers will be aware the property is empty and so be vigilant during patrols.
The Paris Préfecture de Police offer some advice and tips on Operation Tranquillité, and if you want to use the service you need to be away for seven days or more, contact the police service at least 48 hours in advance and ensure your property is secure.
Other tips include putting any valuables or large amounts of money in a safe whilst away, and people who live in the countryside are advised to work with their neighbours and be aware when people are away.
Below is an example flyer produced by Police in the Paris suburb of Bondy that provides an idea of the details requested.
Operation Tranquillité Vacances - police patrols to protect property
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