April 23, 2024
Analysis

How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite

City of Lights has long held dark appeal for DPRK nobility seeking entertainment or just refuge from Pyongyang intrigue

Paris is a city of dreams for elites around the world, and that includes North Koreans.

Despite a lack of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and France, Paris has long been a popular destination to visit, shop, study and live for the North’s powerful and well-connected. 

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