|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Thursday, February 22, 2018
|Strike shuts Mont-Saint-Michel abbey for third day |
A visitor walks past a light show in Mont Saint-Michel abbey as part of its Nocturnes festival on July 11, 2013 at the Unesco world heritage site in northern France. A dam is being constructed over the Couesnon riverbed which surrounds Mont Saint Michel to flush out certain sediments and upon completion create a reservoir in the riverbed. Mont-Saint-Michel attracts 3 million tourists a year making it one of the countries major tourist attractions. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER.
LE MONT-SAINT-MICHEL (AFP).- The abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel remained closed on Wednesday as the Tour de France arrived into town in peak tourist season, marking the third day of a strike at one of France's most popular attractions.
The thousand-year-old church, which attracts three million tourists a year to a stunning island setting off the Normandy coast, closed on Monday after a walkout by staff over the closure of a dedicated shuttle service.
Michele Le Barzic, an official from the CFDT union representing workers at the UNESCO world heritage site, said there was "a strong chance" the strike would continue.
A dispute over staff transport from the mainland to the island began 40 days ago, but the abbey has only been forced to shut completely since Monday.
Workers want a shuttle that dropped them at the foot of the abbey reinstated, rather than walk 400 metres (1,300 feet) from the drop-off point where the public service stops.
© 1994-2013 Agence France-Presse
July 13, 2013
Fangio's Mercedes becomes most valuable car ever sold at auction: $29,650,095
Lennon's Ferrari smashes records at Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Switzerland returns pre-Columbian treasure to Peru after person tried to sell it over the Internet
Art Institute of Chicago receives nearly 1,000 works of art in single gift from Dorothy Braude Edinburg
Experts row over 'earliest' Chinese inscriptions find at the Zhuangqiaofen archaeological site
Mary, Blinky, Yay! Mary Heilmann and Blinky Palermo in dialogue at Kunstmuseum Bonn
Fire ravages Paris mansion once home to Voltaire; Murals, paintings and frescoes succumbed to the flames
The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Thornton Dial's "Thoughts on Paper" exhibition
On Deck: Group exhibition referencing baseball terminology opens at Marc Straus
Nationalmuseum announces acquisition of portrait by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller
"Paper Weight: Genre-Defining Magazines 2000 to Now" opens at Haus der Kunst
Mark Leckey's "The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things" opens at De La Warr Pavilion
Chrysler Museum acquires 19th century glass cameo plaque created by George and Thomas Woodall
Strike shuts Mont-Saint-Michel abbey for third day
Australia's Barrier Reef slips into 'poor' health
Master Paintings Week comes of age
International group exhibition organised by Sao Paulo-based curator Adriano Pedrosa opens at White Cube
Works from ars viva prize to young Germany-based visual artists presented at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
The Dayton Art Institute partners with Dayton Visual Arts Center to present exhibition
Space is the Place: Contemporary art meets science fiction at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time
2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala
3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet
4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater
5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù
6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online
7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines
8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School
9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion
10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.