American tourists return to Paris after nearly a year and a half
03 July 2021 | 11:27 am
Since the United States was placed on the European Union's green list in mid-June, American tourists have been making a timid return to Paris after almost a year and a half of absence. With more than 4 million tourists visiting France each year before the health crisis, Americans rank 9th among countries of origin.
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It was the fashion event of the season, if not the decade! Fashion journalists, buyers, celebrities and influencers from around the world descended on the French capital to see Paris's oldest bridge, le Pont Neuf, decked out in resplendent gold. The occasion was Pharrell Williams's first ever collection as head of menswear at Louis Vuitton. Another big celebrity draw elsewhere in Paris was the indefatigable Yohji Yamamoto, who's just a few months away from his 80th birthday. FRANCE 24 got a glimpse of the action.
An Egyptian artist, whose work has resonated particularly across the Middle East, has told FRANCE 24 how his life as a teenager amid the Arab Spring and the fall of Hosni Mubarak has influenced his work. Abdullah Miniawy is a singer, poet, composer and international actor. Born in Saudi Arabia, he moved to Egypt when young and performed in Tahrir Square during the anti-Mubarak protests. He's now in Paris working on a series of projects. He spoke to us in Perspective.
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