“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 21 October

After a weekend of severe disruption on French train services, the SNCF has announced that passengers who had tickets but didn’t travel will be able t... Evening Update Monday 21 October Read More

21/10/2019

French and Riviera News.Monday October 21st 2019

SNCF-Rail traffic in the south of France should be getting back to normal today following a three day wildcat strike that’s paralysed services since F... French and Riviera News.Monday October 21st 2019 Read More

21/10/2019

Gas leak on port of Nice

A section of the port of Nice has been cordoned off due to a gas leak. The incident occurred this morning around 9.30 after the leak was detected on t... Gas leak on port of Nice Read More

18/10/2019

No trains

The train network the SNCF is disrupted in several regions across France today due to an “unexpected social movement ”with the Côte d’Azur region bein... No trains Read More

18/10/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 18th October 2019

The Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard has asked France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for Mayors across France to be given more power pertaining ... French and Riviera News Friday 18th October 2019 Read More

18/10/2019