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  • The 'real' Paris slows Chinese tourism
  • The 'real' Paris slows Chinese tourism
    Luke Ma ©

The 'real' Paris slows Chinese tourism

An epidemic known as ‘Paris Syndrome’ is gripping a growing number of Chinese tourists every year, as romantic expectations collide with the uglier side of Paris – packed metros, dirty streets, rude waiters, and pickpockets. And it’s damaging French tourism.



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