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31 August 2017

Episode 307

30 minutes

On what side of the law does your city stand? There are still a few fugitives around, allowing what many other metropolises banned a long time ago: from public nudity to smoking indoors and even a little afternoon dip to cool off – in public that is.

31 August 2017

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French rules: made to be broken

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In France, our senior correspondent has found out one or two things about Paris’s municipal rules – and why they are made to be broken.

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Austria: smoking indoors

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On the whole, Vienna is a well-behaved city but in one respect it is a big bad boy: it still allows smoking indoors.

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Italy: no swimming in the fountains

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In summertime, Rome’s many public fountains are simply too tempting to turn down as holidaymakers look to beat the scorching heat. But city hall is now looking to get tough with those who break the rules.

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Greece: where to begin?

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When we asked Monocle’s Daphne Karnezis to tell us one rule that Greeks always break, she had a hard time picking just one...

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