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    Burning cars.

    by breughel Updated Jan 2, 2010

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    Strasbourg is certainly a beautiful city but it holds the sad record in France to have been the first to see burning cars at New Year's Eve.
    The Alsatian villages seem to have escaped this criminality. The suburbs of cities like Mulhouse and Colmar also faced burning cars.

    New Year's Eve 31/12/2009 was "rather quiet" according to the French Police.
    All over France 1.137 cars burned; ten less than the year before. In Strasbourg there were 70.

    Over the year on the whole of France a total of 35.000 to 40.000 cars are set on fire! (ref. French press).

    For tourists it is not recommended to leave their cars outside at night. It is safer to park for the night in closed garages in Alsace and elsewhere in France especially in suburban ("banlieues") areas.
    Tourist town centres are safer but paying 10 - 15 € for a safe night parking is in my opinion a good insurance.

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    Strasbourg est certes une belle ville mais elle détient le triste record en France d'avoir été la première à voir flamber d'innombrables voitures à la Saint-Sylvestre. Ces faits détournent le touriste étranger. Les villages alsaciens semblent avoir échappé à cette criminalité que connaissent aussi les banlieues de villes comme Mulhouse et Colmar.
    Il y a chaque année sur l'ensemble de la France 35.000 à 40.000 voitures incendiées par an. Le touriste a donc intérêt à garer sa voiture pour la nuit dans des garages fermés en Alsace et ailleurs. Le risque est généralement plus élevé en banlieue que dans les centres touristique des villes. Mais je n'apprends rien aux Français!

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    Watch out for duds!

    by Carino Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    When walking around the battlefields of Vieil Armand watch out for duds. Don't leave the trail because the whole mountain is still covered with duds and grenades!

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