Paris car attack rattles foreign tourists

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PARIS (AP) Foreign tourists were confused and rattled by a car attack on Paris' Champs-Elysees, but aren't letting that deter them from enjoying the City of Light.

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A Brazilian couple with son in stroller and grandmother couldn't understand why they were blocked at the Grand Palais exhibition hall and barred from accessing the Champs-Elysees, where they had walked freely earlier in the day.

They were visibly shocked when informed.

"I'll go back to my hotel now," said Alexander Ferreira. He said they were in London shortly after the recent big attack there.

"It's not safe now, not just in France but in Europe. No one place is safe in the world."

However, he said the family would still visit the Eiffel Tower Monday night.

Visitors to an art exhibit of Auguste Rodin's works in central Paris were confined inside the Grand Palais for an hour after an attacker rammed into a police convoy on the nearby Champs-Elysees.

The attacker was killed in Monday's incident.