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Macron’s Grand Projet Gets Less Grand

A plan to push the Paris Métro deep into the suburbs is facing delays and angering commuters
Concrete tunnel supports for some of the 124 miles of new Métro lines in the Grand Paris Express

From Georges Pompidou’s modern-art museum and François Mitterrand’s national library to Jacques Chirac’s Musée du quai Branly near the Eiffel Tower, France’s presidents have long shown a passion for lavish public works initiatives known as grands projets.

Emmanuel Macron’s project is shaping up as the most grand—and expensive—of them all. He’s backing an expansion of

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