The French Revolution ended 217 years ago, but you might not know it if you were at the Grand Siecle event in Maincy, France on June 26.
French trapeze artist Isabelle Ponsot performs while hanging from a hot air balloon above Chatellerault on June 22, 2016.
French riot police officers clashed with protesters during a demonstration against the government’s labour market reforms on June 2, 2016 in Nantes, western France. More demonstrations against the reforms, which the government says are designed to make France more business-friendly, were set to take place in major cities on June 2 and nuclear power workers were back on strike at 16 of the country’s 19 power stations.
At 264 million pounds, and 217 feet, Royal Caribbean’s ‘Harmony of the Seas’ is the world’s biggest-ever cruise ship. The widest cruise ship ever built, its 1,187-feet length makes it 164 feet longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The ship is headed for Southampton in southern England and is to embark on its official maiden voyage on May 22 to its new home port of Barcelona.
Parts of France and the UK are currently being battered by Storm Imogen. Thousands of homes have been left without power and commuters hit by road and rail chaos as Storm Imogen batters the South with gale force winds and torrential rain.