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Idiots Climb The Eiffel Tower For Laughs

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big or go home, as they say.


This Upside Down Video Of The Paris Flood Makes It Seem Like You're Underwater

Video: When you throw a GoPro on a fishing rod and toss it in the flooded Seine in Paris and then flip that footage upside down, you better be prepared for some interesting shots of the City of Light. Some of it is really cool, what you think is the real world gets all bendy and warped. Other parts can get a little bit dull, since it’s just dirty brown water covering your view.


Climate Change Made The Flooding In France More Deadly

Last week’s flooding in France saw rivers reach their highest levels in 50 years, forcing the Louvre to move its art away from rising waters. After the floods caused 18 deaths and nearly one billion Euros in damage, French President Francois Hollande made a statement urging his country to take stronger action against climate change. Now a group of researchers have scientific evidence to back up Hollande’s plea, and have issued a report stating that human-caused climate change played an “important role” in France’s destructive deluge.


The Louvre Is Moving Art Due To Historic Flooding In Paris

Over the last few days heavy flooding across France, Austria and Germany has resulted in some scary photos, including surreal images of the Seine spilling over its banks in Paris. The river is getting a little too close for comfort for the Louvre, which is relocating some of its art.


Paris Is Now Banning All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days and close famous streets to vehicular traffic — but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city.


An Artist Has Made The Louvre's Pyramid Disappear

Now you see it, now you don’t. Street artist JR’s latest work has seen him shroud the large pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris with material that, at a glance, makes it look like the structure has disappeared altogether.


Google's Paris Offices Raided Over Tax Fraud Allegations

Google’s offices in Paris have been raided by the police over investigations about tax fraud.


Short Film Imagines What It's Like To Be Completely Alone In Paris

Video: What would you do if you found yourself alone in a wonderful city like Paris? How would you feel? Would you be lonely? Would it be fun? What would you do? This short film from Mathieu Stern shows how you can feel terribly alone in a big city like Paris when you’re occupied with all of life’s worries. It’s a pretty brilliant portrayal of what happens to the world around us when we’re thinking about something else entirely.


Paris Is Giving 50 Per Cent Of Its Legendary Roundabouts Back To People

When you think of Paris, you probably think of narrow, tree-lined streets. But consider some of its most famous monuments: They’re ringed by several lanes of busy vehicular traffic. Now the city is promising at least half of that space will go to pedestrians instead of cars.


Dizzying Hyperlapse Tour Of Paris Is Better Than Being There

Video: Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank spent two weeks in Paris last summer but instead of snapping a bunch of random photos, he captured a series of glorious 4K hyperlapse videos that when edited together let him relive and share his visit to the city of lights — and its most popular landmarks — in just two frantic minutes.


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