Lunchtime News Thursday 25th June 2020

Hiker becomes lost in the Massif Sainte-Baume in the Var - A 70 year old hiker has spent five days and nights in the massif of Sainte-Baume after becoming lost.

Andreé Trégret from the Var left for a day of hiking on Thursday June 18th. He turned up five days later after losing his way. His son described it as a “miracle” to local reporters adding that his father found himself “without food or water having to drink his own urine for four days”.

Eiffel Tower to reopen today - The Eiffel Tower is set to end its longest closure since World War II when it reopens to the public today.

The return of visitors to the Paris landmark is a sign things are getting back to normal in France after its COVID-19 lockdown. But normality won't fully return to the tower just yet. It will reopen with restrictions, including fewer visitors being allowed in, a one-way system and the third floor being off-limits.

Louvre museum – Meanwhile the director of the Louvre museum in Paris has said that the museum hopes to transform itself and shake off its intimidating image before the Paris Olympics in four years'

The Louvre, the world's most visited museum, is working on a major overhaul of how its vast collections are presented

To counter its elitist image, the museum will strive to make its treasures more accessible with improved presentation,

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