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Attack on the Champs-Elysees: On the Avenue, Life Resumes

Cars, scooters and bicycles on the Avenue, passers-by, tourists and Parisians who go to work … This Friday, the morning seemed almost ordinary on the Champs Elysees, in the aftermath of the attack against police in Paris.

Metro stations Clemenceau – Champs Elysees, Franklin Roosevelt and George V open this Friday morning on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. And cars circulating on the most beautiful avenue in the world. On the sidewalks, you see cyclists who go to work, some runners, a few tourists and many reporters near the scene of the attack last night on the top of the Champs, up towards the Arc de Triomphe .

Near the store Marks & Spencer, a satellite truck parked for the different television news channels, cameramen and journalists walking among passersby. Around 8.30am, no police presence was visible on the site.


“We are open” , confirms a server that is working on a coffee Georges V. service bakery chains, it’s time for takeaway coffees. It’s 8.30, a shopper opens the door of a luxury boutique. Life seems to have resumed, “yes” , she confirms.

“I thought the metro station Franklin Roosevelt would be closed but no. I open at 8.30am, as usual, we’ll see if the police go later and ask us to close. The night watchman told me that they had asked him not to go out that night, he usually makes the round, then up to 4.30am, he could not get out.

Cars and traffic resume on the Champs-Elysee in Paris
Cars drive on the most beautiful avenue in the world, in Paris, Friday morning.

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