A Traveller's Tale: Better times in Paris

Nick Hood says Paris is slowly starting to recover its joie de vivre, as France climbs out of recession.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Parisians have much to celebrate these autumnal days: the Eiffel Tower is 120 years old, Asterix the Gaul is (paradoxically) only 50 and the Michelin-starred Tour D’Argent is auctioning off 18,000 bottles from its legendary wine cellar. Some lucky and non-recession-scarred bidders will be marking France’s escape from the global recession with a long-forgotten bottle of 1875 Armagnac Vieux. But elsewhere, little changes. Three of France’s largest rail workers’ unions called a strike recently. Seeking to hide behind the green lobby, the cause was not workers’ salaries, but the failure of Le Petit Président’s government to... [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]

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A Traveller's Tale: Better times in Paris

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