Canaries, parakeets, inseparable… Their song, which brightens up the Sundays of hundreds of enthusiasts and tourists, near Notre-Dame de Paris, must be permanently silent on Christmas Day: the mayor of the capital, Anne Hidalgo, has signed a deliberation , after the last Council of Paris, mid-November, which validated the closure of the Bird Market.
A turning point, in the name of animal welfare, for this institution which was founded in 1881.
Under Art Deco-style cast-iron arbors, this site in the heart of Paris, touted in multiple tourist guides, should therefore soon be a thing of the past.
But the dispute is rumbling: the dozen traders concerned as well as specialized associations have decided to take legal action.
According to our information, they will introduce a summary procedure before the administrative court of Paris in order to obtain the suspension of the deliberation.
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