“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 27 January 2020

Public transport is set to be badly disrupted again this Wednesday because of industrial action against pension reforms... Evening Update Monday 27 January 2020 Read More

27/01/2020

French and Riviera News.Monday January 27th 2020

Coronavirus-The Mayor of Nice ,Christian Estrosi has written to the French Health Minister to ask what measures are being taken to protect the populat... French and Riviera News.Monday January 27th 2020 Read More

27/01/2020

Evening Update Friday 24 January 2020

It’s been another day of industrial action across France today in protest at the government’s proposed pension reforms... Evening Update Friday 24 January 2020 Read More

24/01/2020

French and Riviera News.Friday January 24th 2020

Strike action-Public transport is being seriously affected today because of strike action in protest over the government’s pension reforms.... French and Riviera News.Friday January 24th 2020 Read More

24/01/2020

Evening Update Thursday 23 January 2020

Protesting lawyers this morning blocked the entrance to the Prefecture in Nice and then blocked an access ramp to the motorway... Evening Update Thursday 23 January 2020 Read More

23/01/2020