News In Brief: Rouen Cathedral, Mont Concerns, Cliff Warning, Young Normandy Actor

RouenCathedralCathedral in a New Light
The 2013 sound and light show at Rouen Cathedral is now underway with more than 750,000 people expected to view it from now until the end of September.
This year’s show, which is projected onto the cathedral, is based on two themes which reflect the history of Normandy; impressionism and Joan of Arc.

Mont Footway
Manche senator Philippe Bas has called for an independent commission to re-examine the height of the new footway being built to Mont Saint Michel which is due to open next year.
He made the call after being contacted by a number of people and organisations who are concerned that it will look like a concrete duck’s beak. Critics include the Friends Association of Genets, a village that looks across the bay to the Mont.

Cliff Warning
Normandy’s cliffs have some of the best walking in France but now walkers are being urged to take care after a large rock fall between Arromanches and Port-en-Bessin. A paraglider who know the coast well alerted the authorities after filming the dramatic scene from the air.
Several kilometres of the cliff face a Cap Menvieu has fallen onto the beach and into the sea below. Walkers are being advised to take care in the area although specialists said that such a large cliff fall is rare.
People are also being advised not to go onto the cliff to view the damage as it could still be unstable and to stay clear on the beach too in case there are further falls to come.

Normandy Actor

Young French actor Jules Sagot, who comes from Geffosses in Normandy, has his latest film in cinemas from this month. The film, You’ll Be a Man, directed by Benoit Cohen, was partly filmed in Normandy at Blainville and Geffosses.
It is a romantic comedy that tells the story of shy 10 year old boy called Leo who seeks refuge in books but is forced out of his shell when he becomes best friends with Theo, a young man of 20. But Leo’s father puts an end to the friendship and the two of them decide to run away to the seaside.

About Ray Clancy

Ray Clancy has 20 years experience in journalism including contributing articles to print and on-line publications such as, Property World Middle East and websites for estate agents. She has also written for the Daily Telegraph and Mail on Sunday.

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