Bowral resident Rebecca Cribbin and her children were in the attack zone just hours earlier.
She is holidaying in France with her children. They had returned to their hotel after touring the city on bicycles, when they learned of the attacks.
“The children and I are in Paris. We are OK. We are in our hotel safe,” she said.
“We arrived in Paris yesterday [Friday], myself and my 2 children 14 and 12.
“We spent much of the day today in the area where the issues were tonight. We did a bike tour today and luckily we were back in our hotel by the time the bomb exploded.
“We are watching the BBC news to keep updated. We are a bit scared. We had plans to do some touristy stuff tomorrow and Sunday.
“We were heading to the Somme to tour the Australian war graves.
“We don't think that will be possible now unfortunately. We are a little on edge and just waiting to see what happens,” she said.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is speaking at a press conference. She said one Australian in the vicinity of a shooting has been confirmed safe. Australian tourists are advised to stay in their hotels.
We are a little on edge and just waiting to see what happens
"There are no reports of Australians killed or injured at this stage... that's not to say it won't change later." she said. "The implications for Australia at this point is in relation to consular and travel matters."