Keyword: damage

Moves for temporary 'wooden cathedral' in front of Notre-Dame

The rector of Notre-Dame, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, has said that a wooden structure to receive worshippers should be erected in front of the fire-damaged 850-year-old cathedral while it is repaired, which is expected to take at least five years.

Storms leave deaths and havoc across France

Days of unusually heavy rainfall across France, forecast to ease as of Wednesday, have left four dead in weather-related accidents and several people injured after a waterlogged embankment collapsed causing a Paris suburban train to tip over, while homes in parts of the north-east of the country were damaged by flooding.

Flood damage in France to cost 'hundreds of millions' of euros: PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the full cost of week-long floods is still unclear and pledged a special fund for those worst-hit.

Hailstorms ravage French vinyards

The winegrowing regions of Cognac, Chablis and Beaujolais have been badly hit by weekend storms raising fears of a serious blow to this year's harvest.

French wine producers count 'catastrophic' cost of week's hailstorms

Bordeaux and Burgundy producers face financial disaster after storms devastated thousands of hectares of vine uninsured because of high costs.

Bordeaux winemakers call for government bailout after storms wreck vines

Severe hail storms destroyed thousands of hectares of vine in the region around Bordeaux, leaving uninsured producers facing huge losses.