News du Jour: Laundry Ban, French Netflix Series


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]