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Parisians launch campaigns against the city's new nightlife

5 October 2012 Last updated at 19:41 BST

In many Parisian streets, traditional cafes are closing down to reopen as trendy bars and restaurants.

Some local residents are not happy with the change, complaining that the new establishments are colonising the pavements and generating constant noise.

But supporters say this emerging nightlife is proof that Paris is a young, dynamic city.

Olivier Weber reports.