New Year’s Eve crowds on the Champs-Elysées may be thinner than usual this year as many Parisians fearing terror attacks are planning celebrations outside the capital.
Caterers say party orders have fallen drastically compared to last year, Europe 1 radio reported.
Francis Cousin, a caterer who had more than 400 orders in Paris last year, says he has none in the city this year. “We’ve had a lot of New Year’s Eve cancellations,” he said. “It’s been catastrophic. Everyone wanted to cancel everything. People are reluctant to organise events involving a lot of people.”