January 10, 1989 |
To some, the recent developments along the broad Avenue des Champs-Elysees are nothing less than a "massacre" of one of the world's great streets--a desecration of the French triumphal path that once bore the ashes of Napoleon Bonaparte and the coffin of Victor Hugo. "The degradation of the Champs-Elysees reflects the degradation of society in general," argues Maurice Casanova, owner of Fouquet's, the last remaining classic belle epoque- style restaurant left on the avenue.
March 31, 1995 |
Public transport workers demanding higher pay paralyzed the vast rail and bus network in this capital and environs on Thursday with a one-day strike, sending a blunt message to the candidates running for French president that similar social trouble may lie in wait for the winner.