McSacre Bleu

We may be up in arms about a McDonalds in the Louvre but it would appear that the French are not!

The French press has been kept busy this week – not with the news, but with news about the news.

The news was that McDonald’s is to open a fast-food restaurant in the Louvre. The news about the news was the way this was reported in the foreign – English-speaking – press.

The news itself did not especially interest French editors. It got a few paragraphs on the economy pages of Le Figaro, and a column in Le Parisien.

The news about the news was a different story. Within a matter of hours, this tale of cultural desecration a la francaise had travelled the world.

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