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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.


China's Wind And Solar Energy Capacity Is Soaring

Smog-filled days may be a part of life in Beijing for now, but China is cutting coal and growing its wind and solar energy capacity fast, according to figures released yesterday by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.


Uber Is Protesting Regulation Change With A Service Shut Down In Paris

The protested become the protesters. Uber is shutting down services in Paris today, to join other drivers from across the city in protest against regulations that could hurt non-taxi driving services.


Surreal Video Transforms The City Of Paris Into An Empty Movie Set

Video: When you walk around Paris in real life, you can’t help but pretend you’re inside a movie. It’s the architecture, it’s the energy, it’s the people, it’s the city of light and you can’t help but romanticise your experiences there. This clever video of Paris, Apparences from Claire & Max, uses that dreamy quality of the city and transforms the buildings and structures into surreal movie sets. The editing is so good, famous buildings look like they only have the front face and we’re exploring an empty playground.


Virtual Reality Lets You Live The News Instead Of Reading It

I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I’m in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month’s tragic shooting.


Activists Turned A Busy Paris Roundabout Into A Symbol Of Hope For The Planet

A group of activists have found a way to mark the end of the COP21 summit on a somewhat hopeful note.


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