The selfie stick trend is taking over Paris' monuments

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PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Alexander III bridge's statue using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Notre Dame cathedral using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Place de la Concorde's fountain using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a selfie using a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Louvre Pyramid using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture using a selfie stick in front of the Eiffel Tower on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a selfie using a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of Grand Palais from the Alexander III bridge using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: Tourists take a selfie using a selfie stick on the Pont des Arts on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits.(Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero Terrace using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a selfie using a selfie stick on the Pont des Arts on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: Tourists take a selfie in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture using a selfie stick in front of the Notre Dame cathedral on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: Tourists take a selfie using a selfie stick in front of the Eiffel Tower on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Ile de la Cite from the Pont des Arts using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Notre Dame Cathedral using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture below the eiffel Tower using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
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Is Paris being taken over by selfie sticks?

We've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of the selfie stick trend lately. Last month, a man was killed when lightning struck his selfie stick during a storm. Only a few days later, a selfie stick saved the lives of two swimmers in Nantucket who were caught in a riptide.

Despite some of the positives of the trend, and the overwhelming amount of people who are taking part, the negatives seem to be more glaring and are causing many notable companies and tourist destinations to ban the tool. Disney recently banned all selfie sticks from rides at Disney World, Disneyland, and other related parks, citing safety concerns.

Several museums in Paris, such as the Palace of Versailles, have begun forcing people to put away their selfie sticks before they enter. However, much of the city is still overrun by smartphones pointed to the sky. Click through the slideshow above to see all of the monuments and destinations in France's capital that have yet to ban selfie sticks -- though we're sure they're considering it.

See more on the dangers of selfie sticks:
Selfie Sticks Are More Dangerous Than You Think
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