“French Spiderman”

French Spiderman” - The man dubbed the "French Spiderman" has climbed a skyscraper in an effort to save Paris's crumbling Notre Dame cathedral. Alain Robert scaled the 185 metre-high glass-fronted building in the city's La Défense business district to raise funds needed to restore the landmark. The Archbishop of Paris is on a drive to raise more than €100 million to save the cathedral. Some 14 million people visit the 12th-century Parisian landmark every year, which is most famous in popular culture as the setting for 19th-century author Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,

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Evening Update Monday 22 July

A new heatwave is underway, affecting much of France during the next few days Evening Update Monday 22 July Read More

22/07/2019

French and Riviera News.Monday July 22nd 2019

Pollution alert-The Var has been placed on a level 1 air pollution alert with poor air quality across the region.... French and Riviera News.Monday July 22nd 2019 Read More

22/07/2019

Evening Update Friday 19 July

The Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes, Bernard Gonzalez, has announced wide-ranging measures aimed at keeping public order around this evening’s Africa C... Evening Update Friday 19 July Read More

19/07/2019

French and Riviera News.Friday July 19th 2019

Hospital Strike-Accident and emergency staff at Nice hospitals are into a third day of strike action today.... French and Riviera News.Friday July 19th 2019 Read More

19/07/2019

Evening Update Thursday 18 July

The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi has asked the Prefect for extra security at the Pasteur hospital in Nice... Evening Update Thursday 18 July Read More

18/07/2019