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Arsenal appoint former PSG coach Unai Emery as Wenger successor

Arsenal announces former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. Emery took the opportunity to thank English club’s former coach Arsene Wenger.

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Public sector protests begin in Paris

French public sector staff join rail workers in striking Tuesday to protest reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron, with the country braced for possible major disruption. IMAGES from Paris

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Virtual reality gives users bird’s eye view of Paris

For a bird’s eye view of Paris on solid ground, Parisians and tourists visit FlyView, a VR experience which gives users a virtual jetpack to soar over the French capital.

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‘Sea Bubbles’ undertake new tests on the Seine

The ‘Sea Bubbles’, water taxis that appear to be flying, make an re-appearance in Paris for a series of tests. Eventually these boats could become an alternative and ecological mode of transport in the French capital.

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Paris’ Big Wheel attraction lives out its final days

Paris’ riverside Big Wheel attraction will be free for Parisian visitors until 18 May, when it is set to close for the final time. Last November, Paris councillors voted almost unanimously to axe the “Grande Roue”, which has sat intermittently on the Place de la Concorde near the Louvre museum since 1993.

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Royal wedding fever reaches Paris

Royal wedding fever reaches Paris, where souvenirs like effigies of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are selling like hotcakes at the “British Shop”.

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Immersive digital art exhibition opens in Paris

A waterfall cascades down a wall and across the floor, but the flow is just an illusion. It’s one of several on show at the Grande Halle de la Villette, a 2000 m2 space in Paris. The immersive exhibition has been created by Japanese collective teamLab, known for its spectacular digital art installations, and is open until 9 September.