Normally thronged with tourists and traffic, the area around the Arc de Triomphe in western Paris was calm yesterday morning. On the roundabout encircling the Arc, where 12 of the city’s major avenues converge, a tight security cordon was in operation ahead of a visit from the country’s new president a few hours later.
After an inauguration brimming with tradition, Macron’s first speech was an optimistic one, in which he vowed to...
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