Champs-Élysées in yellow: Protesters march through central Paris demanding Macron resign

Paris is bracing for yet another round of Yellow Vest protests, with demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital. More than 10,000 are expected to join the march, with the slogan ‘Macron Resign’. France is gripped by the fifth consecutive weekend of Yellow Vests rallies, named after the high-visibility clothing drivers are required to […]

French farmers block Champs-Elysees protesting for carcinogenic weedkiller

Published time: 22 Sep, 2017 14:48 Farmers in France are protesting against the country’s agricultural policy. They stopped morning traffic in Paris, holding banners such as “Macron is killing farmers.” They’re angry about a proposal from the Macron government to ban the controversial pesticide glyphosate, which is considered carcinogenic. The pesticide is used in Monsanto’s […]

Champs-Élysées police incident: Is it safe to travel to Paris? Updated advice for tourists

It has been reported that a car has crashed into a police van before bursting into flames in Paris. The incident took place on the popular tourist spot, the Champs Élysées – a spot thousands of tourists from across the world visit daily.  The driver, 31, reportedly had a weapon inside the vehicle although he […]

The policeman killed on the Champs-Elysees was one of the first responders at the 2015 Bataclan terror attack

Thomson Reuters PARIS (AP) — The Paris police officer who was shot to death while at work on the French capital’s most famous boulevard had seen firsthand the horror that could be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group. Xavier Jugele was one of the officers who raced to the Bataclan concert […]

Is Paris SAFE? Holiday travel UPDATE after deadly shooting on Champs-Élysées in France

One policeman is dead and two others seriously injured after the shooting on the iconic Parisian street.  A gunman opened fire after pulling up next to a stationary police van.  The extremist tried to run along the pavement to continue firing but was shot dead by authorities.  Police say another suspect remains on the run.  […]