“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 Friday 23 October 2020

The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var are amongst 54 departments in France to be subject to curfew restrictions from midnight tonight... Evening Update Friday 23 October 2020 Read More

23/10/2020

Lunchtime News Friday October 23rd 2020

Curfew-Curfew restrictions come into force in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var from midnight tonight with members of the public required to stay at home fr... Lunchtime News Friday October 23rd 2020 Read More

23/10/2020

French and Riviera News Friday October 23rd 2020

Curfew-The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var are both to be subject to curfew restrictions from midnight tonight as the government attempts to slow the spre... French and Riviera News Friday October 23rd 2020 Read More

23/10/2020

Evening Update Thursday 22 October 2020

The Alpes Maritimes and the Var are on a new list of 38 departments which are being put under curfew by the French government... Evening Update Thursday 22 October 2020 Read More

22/10/2020