Security has been stepped up in Paris in the wake of the terror attacks that have left over 128 dead, and visitors have been advised to “exercise caution in public places”.

Police activity in the Gare du Nord in Paris, following the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 120 people.

Police activity in the Gare du Nord in Paris, following the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 120 people. Image by John Walton/PA Wire

But flights, ferries and trains were running as normal.

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, French president Francois Hollande said borders would be closed. However, officials said later that extra checks were being introduced but borders would remain open.

Train services were running to Paris from London St Pancras but there were reports that many seats were empty.

Eurostar passengers who had booked to travel to the French capital today but decided not to were being offered a free exchange.

The Eurostar at St. Pancras.

The Eurostar at St. Pancras. Image by Tanya Hart / CC BY-SA 2.0

Eurotunnel services for cars and lorries from Folkestone to Calais were also running to schedule.

Easyjet said it was operating its flights to Paris as normal but anyone travelling in the next 48 hours could cancel and get a refund.

In Paris the Metro lines 3,5,8,9 and 11 were closed and as were bus services crossing the 10th and 11th arrondissements, where some of the attacks took place.

Tourists planning to go to Disneyland Paris were also being warned that the attraction was closed for the day in the wake of the attacks.

People enjoying Disneyland Paris, which is facing a pricing probe amid claims it charges British tourists more than its French customers, according to a report.

People enjoying Disneyland Paris, which is closed today after the Paris attacks. Image by Ian West/PA Wire

A statement on the attraction’s website said: “In light of the recent tragic events in France and in support of our community and the victims of these horrendous attacks, Disneyland Paris has decided not to open its theme parks on Saturday 14 November.”

A manhunt is under way for accomplices of gunmen who killed at least 128 people in Paris and wounded many more, as French president Francois Hollande pledged to wage a “merciless” fight against terrorism.

Policing was being strengthened at ports and major events in the UK, and Prime Minister David Cameron was due to chair a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee which could raise the official assessment of the threat from international terrorism from its current “severe” level.

Authorities in France believe that all eight of the attackers responsible for the country’s worst night of violence since the Second World War are now dead, including seven who blew themselves up with suicide bombs.

But the city’s prosecutor said it is possible there are still other terrorists on the run.

A state of emergency was declared in France after the attacks, which Mr Hollande described as an “abomination”.

Police leave was cancelled and some 1,500 extra soldiers have been mobilised to guard official buildings and religious sites, while controls have been re-imposed at the country’s borders.

The country’s schools and universities, which often open on Saturdays, have been ordered to remain closed.

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