It might be spring but it isn't only flowers that are in full bloom all over the French capital.
For months, major construction work has picked up all over the capital, along with the garish green and grey barricades that accompanies it.
And beyond the ugliness – not to mention the noise – it has been causing practical problems for the city's residents trying to go about their daily lives.
Here's a look at the works that are taking place and why.
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What's going on?
There are currently 6,079 construction sites in Paris, including for cycles lanes, squares, underground pipes and tramways.