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France recognized as the country with the most expensive electricity in Europe.
Environmental activists are protesting against the construction of a highway connecting Toulouse and Castres. Its construction will destroy 400 hectares of arable land.
On April 21, Zara opened its flagship boutique on the Champs-Élysées. There will be 230 people working here, you can book a fitting room and return items through a special cashier.
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The French Constitutional Council ruled Friday that raising the retirement age to 64 is legal. It found only a number of articles in the pension reform, including fines for companies not hiring people over 55, illegitimate. The strikes are not over, and garbage is once again piling up on the streets.
Another new railroad route! For romantics and pizza lovers. In 2025, a new train will connect Paris with Venice and Milan. This is great news, especially as climate laws get stricter and cheap short-haul flights become a thing of the past.
Media Franceinfo, France Blei together with NielsenIQ, a technology company working with trade and purchasing behavior data decided to calculate which products have increased in price the most. Frozen goods (up 20%), yogurt and cheese (due to higher milk costs), pet products (up 18%) and fresh produce went up in price due to higher energy costs.
An exhibition uniting the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol opened Wednesday at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Between 1984 and 1985, the artists created about 160 paintings together, including some of the largest works created during their careers — these works will be on display — as well as individual works by each and paintings by major artists of the New York art scene of the 1980s.
Through April 23, the Grande Halle de La Villette hosts a contemporary art exhibition with works by emerging artists. There's film, design, fashion and photography. Admission is free.
The largest temporary amusement park and the oldest fair in Europe, Foire du Trône, is back in Paris. Until May 29, you can ride the brightest Ferris wheel, rides, and a ride on a ghost train. Every year 5 million visitors come here.