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18:02  18 july  2019
18:02  18 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometre tour around Paris , nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their 12-day journey on the banks of the river Seine on Wednesday. The trip began in the low-income Parisian suburb of

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Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris© Martin BUREAU The shepherds took their herd on a 140km (87-mile) odyssey from Saint-Denis north of Paris to the left bank of the Seine in the centre of the capital

A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometre (87-mile) tour around Paris, nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their 12-day journey on the banks of the river Seine on Wednesday.

Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris© Martin BUREAU During their 11-day journey, the 25-strong flock were able to graze by historic monuments and, on arriving in Paris, gaze at sights including the Eiffel Tower

The trip began in the low-income Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis on July 6 and ended on Wednesday with the 25-strong flock on the left bank of the Seine near the Trocadero gardens in central Paris.

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PARIS , July 18 — A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometre tour around Paris , nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their A farmer leads sheep during an urban transhumance on the Esplanade du Trocadero near the Eiffel tower in Paris July 17, 2019.

A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometer (87-mile) tour around Paris , nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way The unusual presence of livestock caught the attention of many amused Parisians and motorists — with some taking pictures or bleating in support.

It was organised by local authorities to highlight the advantages of urban farming, in collaboration with a group called Urban Shepherds based in Aubervilliers, just north of Paris.

Guided by two shepherds, the flock was monitored by policemen on scooters and volunteer "walkers" on foot who helped them cross roads as they moved around the capital.

Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris© Martin BUREAU "The most important thing is to show that it's possible to have sheep in the city," said Julie-Lou Dubreuilh, co-founder of Urban Shepherds

"For us, the most important thing is to show that it's possible to have sheep in the city," Julie-Lou Dubreuilh, co-founder of Urban Shepherds, told AFP at the start of the trip.

"The idea is to show there is a new up-and-coming profession," added the group's other founder, Guillaume Leterrier. "It is possible to create exceptional micro-sectors of meat production, while ensuring that green spaces are maintained, like we've done in the last three years."

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A flock of sheep that has taken a 140km tour around Paris , nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their 12-day journey yesterday on the banks of the river Seine. The trip began in the low-income Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis on July 6 and ended

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Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris© Martin BUREAU Amused Parisians snapped pictures of the unusual sight for the capital, some bleating their support

Dubreuilh and Leterrier both have contracts with social housing landlords to let their animals graze on a weekly basis on the public housing estates of Seine-Saint-Denis.

Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris© Martin BUREAU A policeman helps to shepherd the woolly creatures across a pedestrian crossing as France gets a taste for urban sheep

The unusual presence of livestock caught the attention of many amused Parisians and motorists -- with some taking pictures or bleating in support.

Groups in Lyon, Marseille and Bruxelles are also experimenting with urban sheep.

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