City councilors want the French capital to be greener and more animal-friendly. Now the first shaggy sheep are grazing in the city center, and rare birds and bats enjoy special protection.
Homesharing giant Airbnb announced that it will automatically cap rentals in central Paris to 120 nights a year, bringing it in line with the French capital's legal limit.
The French graphic novelist Riad Sattouf is best known for his memoir, "The Arab of the Future." DW met him to discuss his latest series, "Esther's Notebooks," which tells stories from the perspective of a young girl.
The young literary star defied French elites and social taboos with his best-selling autobiographical novels that portray poverty made invisible in his country. He talks to DW about fiction and a forgotten underclass.
Paris is set to ban all petrol and diesel-fueled cars by 2030. An official told French radio it was part of a long-term strategy to reduce greenhouse gases.
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