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In the shoes of a Chinese tourist

Passage obligé à Paris, le musée du Louvre est expédié en une heure avec, comme point d'orgue, un selfie devant la Joconde.

Passage obliged to Paris, the Louvre is shipped in an hour with as highlight a selfie front of the Mona Lisa Photo credit:. Jeremy Suyker

REPORT – In just ten days, from London to Florence via Switzerland and Austria, Chinese tourists travel to visit six countries and not the most beautiful monuments of European capitals race. Express travel between binge shopping, disappointment and amazement, we followed step by step

Day 1 -. Heathrow Airport

Two hours already that we watch their arrival, but still nothing in sight. The flight CA855 from Beijing has yet to put time on the tarmac in London and most of its passengers left the airport in serried ranks behind their guides. For these Chinese tourists, this is the starting point for a tour of Europe tour. Shortly after 23 hours, our group of 32 vacationers finally makes its appearance. They are part of the 5% Chinese passport holders who move abroad. Their numbers have grown rapidly in recent years, from 10-110000000 between 2003 and 2014.

This year, more than 100,000 Chinese visited England.

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