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NYE on Champs-Elysess Unsafe?
Posted December 12th, 2010 - 3:15 pm from Santa Barbara, United States
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Posted December 12th, 2010 - 5:08 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Hi,

Champs Elysés are indeed totally crowded on NYE, and like in any crowd, you get your share of troublemakers there.

However, I would not say it is unsafe, (a lot of security and police forces around) and the cars burnings happen in the suburbs, far away from that avenue

Just my opinion, though

Posted December 13th, 2010 - 7:03 pm by from Linz, Austria (Permalink)
This will be my first time in Paris and what a perfect day to go!! So I'm going with 4 friends and obviously we want to go first to Champs Elysées or the Eiffel Tower and then.. I don't know a club or something? Do you have any ideas?

Posted December 16th, 2010 - 11:27 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
As Eric said, in any crowd you get your share of troublemakers. But don't imagine you are in the middle of a civil war or somewhat ;) And I'm pretty sure that you gonna have some troubles in most of every capital cities...

Don't worry for the NYE, policemen make the city really safe so all the problems happen in the suburbs ^^
It seems that burning car became a French phenomen rofl

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Why do French people burn cars? According to conventional wisdom, car burning is an expression of anger or urban angst; it’s a form of protest. Some people probably burn cars to carry out insurance fraud, or to avenge a real or perceived injury caused by a neighbor. But these can’t be the only explanations, because car burning has become a sign of celebration, at the New Year, after a football victory, or on Bastille Day (July 14, the French national holiday), notwithstanding the 34,000 police and gendarmes on patrol this year. Many people apparently consider car burning to be great fun.

http://paulfromparis.com/2010/01/07/car-burning-in-france/

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