This Paris suburb gets a facelift amid controversy ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games

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Paris won the bid to host this summer’s Olympics, in part, on a promise to rejuvenate one of the country’s most notorious suburbs: Seine-Saint-Denis. But not all residents are sure the transformation will work.

A woman playin cello appears in an empty museum hall.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte Macron tour Napoleon Bonaparte’s Tomb at Les Invalides in Paris, France, July 13, 2017.

Trump’s trip to Paris is filled with pomp and circumstance

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Some Jews in France are feeling increasingly uneasy, amid some high-profile anti-Semitic incidents.

Why some French Jewish parents are taking their kids out of public schools


There have been growing fears among Jews in France since high-profile anti-Semitic attacks in 2015 and 2016. Now some Jewish parents say they’re worried about anti-Semitism in French public schools.

A Stollwerck toy phonograph, with chocolate recordd, circa 1903.

Paris’s museum of recorded sound enjoys a reprieve


One of Paris’s newest museums features crazy antique audio equipment, like a phonograph from the 1920s shaped like a ski chalet. But the museum almost had to close last year.

Abdallah Khalil (right) with friends in northern Paris. Khalil arrived in Paris in December and hopes to get asylum in France.

French police don’t want migrants getting too comfortable on the streets of Paris


As more and more migrants head to Paris, the shelters can’t keep pace. Recently, the international NGO Doctors Without Borders brought in a mobile clinic to serve homeless migrants in the French capital.

Audric de Campeau pours a glass of mead in the Paris catacombs with his dog, Filou.

A French beekeeper makes mead in the Paris catacombs


Audric de Campeau has combined his two passions, beekeeping and winemaking, by making mead, an alcoholic beverage made with honey. And he ages his mead in the tunnels under Paris.

The author tries out CityScoot

First bikes, then cars. Now electric scooters are the latest share craze.


Vehicle sharing businesses are exploding — electric scooters are just the latest version.