Is Paris ripe for a boom in alternative transportation?
By France 24
16 April 2018 | 7:30 am
As French rail workers continue their rolling strikes against planned reforms, millions of passengers are looking for other ways to get around.
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A hundred years ago, painters, sculptors, writers and musicians battled for gold, silver and bronze at the Olympics. To mark a year until the Paris Games, we're looking at the artistic side of the world's biggest sporting event with an exclusive interview with highly acclaimed theatre director Thomas Jolly, who's in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies.
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