Ahead of World Cup final, PM Lee wishes France well as Parisians mark a heady weekend

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to French President Emmanuel Macron during the France's Bastille Day celebrations on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris on July 14, 2018.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to French President Emmanuel Macron during the France's Bastille Day celebrations on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris on July 14, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS - The French flags lining the Champs-Elysees are doing double duty this year, standing as symbols of national pride on its National Day weekend - while cheering on France's football team as they play in the World Cup final on Sunday (July 15).

The weekend's packed festivities began with the National Day parade on Saturday, marked with a military parade down the world-famous boulevard.

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