Paris lives an unprecedented summer, without foreign tourists for the first time in decades

The few open bars on the Champs Elysées are deserted, with waiters on the sidewalk inviting you to have a coffee inside. A desolation. In the Art Deco corner of Louis Vuitton there is only one row of French people, who visit this icon of luxury for the first time in their life. Not a Japanese or Chinese in sight. Bicycles reign without rules in Paris. Bicyclists insult pedestrians and have monumental fights with taxi drivers and motorists. The middle …

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