Mr. Khrushchev has always liked to "meet the people" on hi frequent tours, but how?
Mr. Khrushchev has always liked to "meet the people" on hi frequent tours, but how free will he be to do so when he visits Paris next week? The tight scheduled originally arranged for his visit allowed him little time off between one official engagement and the next, and this was believed partly the cause of his objections, and may have contributed to cause his "attack of 'flu".
He is certain to see many of the famous sights familiar to tourists - the Eiffel Tower, the Bois de Boulogne - looking fresh with the touch of spring-the Champs Elysees and Notre Dame.
But what of other parts of the capital? Amid the bustle of an official visit to a Western country he will hardly have time to appreciate the city's quieter charms, or to enjoy typical scenes such as people browsing at bookstalls, anglers along the Seine, Montmartre with its quaint, ???-sloping streets, its artists at work and lovers walking amorously arm in arm. He will almost certainly miss some of the best-known tourist attractions - the nightclubs, a ride on the Metro, or simply a drink at a cafe and watching the passers-by.....
A current feature of the French scene - the controversial "Charrier" mineral water advertisements - will probably appeal to his sense of humour.
The original wording of the posters was "Bebe aime Charrier?" But famous actress Brigitte Bardot is known as "Bebe", from her initials, and her husband's name is Charrier, so people sympathised when she objected to the advertisement. As a result, the question mark was replaced by a picture of a baby, and this seems to have somehow solve the problem.