Your correspondent has grown weary of all the happy travel fluff about Paris at a time when France is under a nationwide "State of Emergency" for reasons that are not certain to withstand scrutiny.
The last time a French president declared "l'Etat d'urgence" it was because the banlieues were erupting in violence, with rioters burning public buildings and thousands of vehicles. That was in 2005, exactly ten years ago, under president Sarkozy.
The rioting had already gone on for nearly two weeks before the State of Emergency and curfew were declared. The specific intent at the time was to put a stop to the violence which was literally out of control.
Today we have a State of Emergency declared by President Hollande and signed by Prime Minister Valls, Interior Minister Cazeneuve, and Justice Minister Taubira. It's purpose? Someone should probably ask that question.