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Nearly two months ahead of schedule for the removal of the great organ of Notre-Dame by the Atelier vauclusien Quoirin

The delicate operation carried out by the Quoirin organ workshop and its partners in Saint-Didier was completed in record time. The work began on August 3 and required scaffolding nearly 30 meters high. Meticulous preparation saved time.

A gigantic work because this great gothic [sic] organ built in 1733, is composed of 8,000 pipes divided into 115 stops, which makes it the largest instrument in France by the number of stops. The team of the Atelier Vauclusien had so precisely planned this dismantling of an organ that they know it very well that everything has just been completed two months ahead of schedule: "We had to prepare a lot of things beforehand to make sure that it went well," explains Pascal Quoirin, because the working conditions on site are difficult. And it was so well prepared that we were much faster than expected.

We had to remove all the pipes from the organ. There are still 8,000 pipes. They were placed in special insulating boxes because they cannot be placed just any way. They have to be standing upright, otherwise they can collapse. There are a lot of precautions to be taken, just as with an object of art".

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The Christmas tree symbolizes the Illuminati pyramid
– Star of the Ancient Gods
– Illuminati pyramid of power

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“ survey reveals a huge 49 per cent of secondary-school teachers have self-censored on issues including sexuality and the Holocaust. This is a 13 per cent increase compared with a similar poll two years ago.

This is worrying news, but it comes as no surprise. The brutal and disgusting murder of Samuel Paty was a blatant attempt to crush dissent on religious issues. Many teachers are now terrified to speak out in case they become the next victims of this violent, totalitarian Islamism .”

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Giz wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:12 pm The brutal and disgusting murder of Samuel Paty was a blatant attempt to crush dissent on religious issues. Many teachers are now terrified to speak out in case they become the next victims of this violent, totalitarian Islamism .”
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From what I heard & read, it's not "now": there have always been problems, be it with (non halal or kosher) food at the cafeteria, school travel, sports (swimming notably), history courses (which are very France-centric there), biology (damned evolution)…

As for "terrified" I doubt it is generalized, but being a militant secularist can only bring you problems with pupils and parents – but no pay raise. And aggressive pop-Islam certainly compounds school problems in the derelict zones, being a convenient tool for sowing disorder.

I remind you of this post concerning the historical reasons and the utter failure of the successive French governments.
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Paris agrees to turn Champs-Élysées into 'extraordinary garden'

Mayor Anne Hidalgo gives green light to £225m-scheme to transform French capital’s most famous avenue

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The mayor of Paris has said a €250m (£225m) makeover of the Champs-Élysées will go ahead, though the ambitious transformation will not happen before the French capital hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Anne Hidalgo said the planned work, unveiled in 2019 by local community leaders and businesses, would turn the 1.9 km (1.2 mile) stretch of central Paris into “an extraordinary garden”.

The Champs-Élysées committee has been campaigning for a major redesign of the avenue and its surroundings since 2018.

“The legendary avenue has lost its splendour during the last 30 years. It has been progressively abandoned by Parisians and has been hit by several successive crises: the gilets jaunes, strikes, health and economic,” the committee said in a statement welcoming Hidalgo’s announcement.

“It’s often called the world’s most beautiful avenue, but those of us who work here every day are not at all sure about that,” Jean-Noël Reinhardt, the committee president said in 2019.

“The Champs-Élysées has more and more visitors and big-name businesses battle to be on it, but to French people it’s looking worn out.”

The committee held a public consultation over what should be done with the avenue. The plans include reducing space for vehicles by half, turning roads into pedestrian and green areas, and creating tunnels of trees to improve air quality.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... ne-hidalgo

From what I heard, once the shops close it's a good place to get mugged.