News du Jour: Laundry Ban, French Netflix Series

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The mayor of Beziers, in the South of France, has banned people from drying their laundry on their balconies. (Unsurprisingly, he belongs to Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front Party.) [The Local]

Netflix is launching in France with a new original series that takes place in Marseille. [The Rude Baguette]

SNCF, the French national railroad company, mistakenly ordered 2,000 trains that were too wide to fit in its stations. [Reuters]

The village of Merville, in Normandy, is up in arms that Prince Charles will not be visiting for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. [Telegraph]

A new book examines Paris’s 17th century transformation into the City of Light. [Architectural Digest]