John Probe was assigned to take weapons expert Adolf Meisser from Dubrovnik to Paris for a U.N. arms limitations conference. Due to bad weather, he had to take his passenger the 1,289 miles by road.
Prior to 2076 it was part of the E.U.. Due to a resolution passed in that year, it became part of Euro-City.
In 2089, nearly twenty years after the Atomic Wars it was still a disaster zone. What aid the French government had received had gone to the mob families. Separatist factions and the mobs stretched police manpower too thinly to deal with the riots. Unlike Mega-City One, citizens and the police in Paris were allowed to smoke cigarettes, drink coffee, eat sugar and gamble.