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France conducts population census.

The National Institute of Statistics is carrying out its annual census of the population until 21 February. The census, which began on 15 January, collects data on age, profession, means of transport,...
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Paris unveils plans for 180 m tower.

The mayor of Paris Bertrand Delano
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Smoking ban in Paris.

The Ville de Paris is taking steps to minimize the negative side-effects of the total smoking ban in public spaces which became law throughout France on 1 January 2008 as smokers are forced out onto t...
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Riots threaten tourism.

The French business community has expressed concern about the effect the past days of violence in the capital and throughout France will have on the economy. Foreign investment, which had already regi...
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No amnesty for repeat offenders.

It is traditional in France to free several thousand inmates on the eve of the national celebrations for 14 July, Bastille Day. However in recent years, lawyers, judges and politicians have been try...
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Wi-Fi comes to Paris.

The Ville de Paris is currently setting up 400 Wi-Fi hotspots across the capital which will offer cost-free wireless internet access for Parisians and visitors alike as of June this year. Located in 2...
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US discovers Parisian real estate.

It is no secret that London, Paris and Rome have some of the most expensive real estate in the world, but Paris as a whole always appeared to have escaped the runaway housing price boom that has affec...
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Free public toilets.

The 420 self-cleaning public toilets in Paris, known as sanisettes, are now free of charge. The city council has also announced plans to replace the existing metallic-grey cubicles with more attractiv...
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Pickpockets on the Champs Elyses.

The Paris police have recently been cracking down on young Rom pickpockets, often very young girls, who make a days work out of lifting all sorts of luxury goods from Pariss department stores. Accord...
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New source for Paris water.

The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, has inaugurated Europe
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Security personnel sent to homeless encampment.

The Mairie of Paris has sent security guards to the encampment for the homeless on the Canal Saint-Martin in the 10
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New Paris university campus inaugurated.

The new campus of the Universit
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Paris census results released.

Paris had a population of 2,153,600 people on 1 January 2005, according to census results just published by INSEE (Ile-d-France) and Apur. This represents an increase of 28,000 people or 0.2 per cent...
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International design competition for Les Halles.

The Les Halles renovation project has entered its second phase with the launching of an international competition for the design of a building in the famous former marketplace. Architects have until...
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Diwan school gets new home.

The independent Diwan School of Paris, the capitals only regional-language school, is to move to a new home after learning that it had to vacate its premises in July. The bi-lingual French-Breton infa...
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Paris back-to-school guide.

The Ville de Paris has produced a free guide for parents of nursery to high school students, available at schools across the French capital or on the city council website. Entitled Elve Paris 2006/20...
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Paris Plage expands to Left Bank.

This year the summer transformation of part of the Seine into a beach includes the Left Bank, with a kilometre of sand, parasols and palm trees lining the river from the floating swimming pool at Port...
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Wi-Fi internet access in Paris.

Paris is to have city-wide wireless internet access by the end of 2007 if a plan presented by mayor Bertrand Delanoe is approved by the city council. The project includes the introduction of 400 Wi-Fi...
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Legal aid on wheels.

The Paris Town Hall and the association of volunteer lawyers Droit durgence have launched the Barreau de Paris Solidarit bus to take free legal aid onto the streets. The blue bus can be found near the...
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