Parisians and tourists flock to car-free Avenue des Champs-Elysées

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The sunny weather helped the success of the first once-per-month car-free Sundays on the normally traffick-choked, eight-lane avenue in central Paris.

France returns to Sunday shop opening debate

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Two recent court decisions have reignited a longstanding debate in France about whether shops should be allowed to open on Sundays.