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Paris cleans up its act to draw more visitors

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PEDESTRIANISED, diesel-free and open all hours: Paris is cleaning up its act as the City of Light seeks to cement its position as one of the world's most visited cities.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hit the headlines over the weekend with an ambitious plan to ban diesel cars from the city within five years and make the central four districts pedestrian-only, with a few exceptions.

The inner city is one of the most densely populated in Europe and tourists are often surprised by the pollution and traffic,...

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