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Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

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Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

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1. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

Thank you Bienvenueaparis. I will make a note. I thought there was to be a national strike today, but I was travelling around the city and experienced no slow-downs or detours. I have become skeptical about these national strikes. They don't seem to cause much disturbance of ordinary life. Otoh, manifestations, such as techno parade, tie up traffic in parts of the city and cause problems with the bus routes.

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2. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

Today´s demonstrations caused quite a mess. Some damage and a lot of traffic delays. Probably the same on Saturday.

If you are traveling to/from the airports I would keep a watch on www.ratp.fr if you plan on using the train. I would also add extra time in getting to the airports.

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Frenchtwinkie, i was on the left bank this afternoon and had to adjust as both Denfert-Rochereau and Port-Royal RER stations were closed.

Trafic was, as always, largely diverted and huge traffic jams on both sides of the fenced-off zone.

Further away was "business as usual"

Saturday people will want to adapt their day planning accordingly ;)

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4. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

Wow. I was in the 8th, the 15th, and the 7th, on both the metro and buses. No problems. That was from about 9:30 am until mid-afternoon. I guess I was lucky.

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5. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

You were there 1/before 2/not in the immediate vicinity

Here's the "communiqué de Presse"

https:/…202017.pdf

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6. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

Here's the exact route of the Techno parade

https:/…202017.pdf

And that of the demonstration

https:/…202017.pdf

Edited: 22 September 2017, 15:54
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7. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

Good to know. Thank you Bienvenueaparis.

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8. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

On a related note, I arrived in Paris this afternoon and found several streets blocked to vehicle traffic (including Quai de Montebello by Shakespeare & Co. and Pont Notre Dame). But the streets were open to pedestrians, although lots of armed police were around. I'm also (still) hearing a LOT of sirens on the streets, including police, ambulances, motorcycles (although they are signalling people out of their way with whistles, not sirens). But, I've never stayed near the Sorbonne before, so is this possibly normal for the area? Or is/was something going on in advance of Saturday's demonstration?

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9. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

Techno parade is a blast at this very moment. Ten party trucks rolling towards Nation from Louve.

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10. Re: Démonstration and Technoparade this Saturday

I took train from airport to St. Michel today, had lunch at Place Dauphine and did the Vedettes de Pont Neuf, then back to CDG on train. Lots of people, loud music, and shouting on the Right Bank near Louvre, but no trouble with train B. Last hurrah in Paris after 2 weeks, spending last night at CDG.

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