[Ed. – Vive la France.]
A happier image of Paris: the traditional November arrival of the latest vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau.
The third Thursday of the month just after midnight is the time it is launched – and last week’s barbaric violence wasn’t going to halt the festive annual tradition.
Wine growers from the central Beaujolais region came to the French capital as a gesture of support.
One said the growers thought “that we should come up to Paris to tell the Parisian people (that) Beaujolais people are behind you and we have to maintain our culture”.
Those taking part in a ceremony near the Eiffel Tower wore black armbands to honour the attack victims.