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ypodomes   15 February 2018   France   Lyon  
<p>Franco-Italian base tunnel promoter Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded three project management contracts totalling &euro;90m to oversee civil engineering work on the French side of the border, accounting for around 80% of the 57.5 km tunnel.</p> <p>Announcing ...
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The Local fr   12 February 2018   France  
<p>Residents in western France were given a fairly rude awakening at 4am on Monday morning when they were shaken from their sleep by an earthquake measuring 4.8 magnitude.</p> <p>The epicentre of the tremor, which didn't cause any injuries or fatalities, was ...
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The construction index   29 March 2017   France   Europe  
<p>Four construction businesses have teamed up to develop a guide to verification processes in building information modelling (BIM).</p> <p>The work by the four - Bureau Veritas, Setec B&acirc;timent, Agence Coste Architectures and Bouygues Construction &ndash; ...
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The construction index   24 February 2017   France   Europe  
<p>A joint venture led by Vinci Construction has won a &euro;926m (&pound;782m) tunnelling contract on Line 15 South of the future Grand Paris Express transport network in France.</p> <p>Vinci and Spie Batignolles will build an 8.2km tunnel between Fort d&rsquo;Issy-Vanves-Clamart ...
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Daily Mail   19 February 2016   France   Calais  
<p>The Channel Tunnel is to be extended for the first time since it opened 22 years ago with a 600metre covered section being built near Calais to stop migrants stowing away on trains to Britain.<br />The &pound;4.7million project will see the tunnel encased ...
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Cycling Weekly   22 June 2015   France   Col du Galibier  
<p>Tour de France organisers ASO have found themselves with a bit of a headache less than two weeks before the start of the race as the Galibier looks likely to be scrapped from the penultimate stage.</p> <p>A landslide that occurred on April 10 has led to ...
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Scientific American   23 March 2015   France   Normandy  
<p>A stunning photo went viral over the weekend, revealing a supertide that turned an 11th-century French abbey that is usually surrounded by sheep into an island swallowed by the sea. The image, from AP (Associated Press), is shown here.</p>
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The Landslide Blog   02 March 2015   France   Pyrenees  
<p>Gazost is a tiny village located high in the Hautes-Pyrenees region of France. On Friday afternoon a reasonably large and quite mobile landslide removed 150 m of the only access road to the village, leaving the 20 or so inhabitants stranded. Reports suggest ...
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Mirror   28 February 2015   France   French Alps  
<p>Falling rocks partially blocked a mountain-side road early yesterday morning, cutting off the resorts of Val Thorens, Les Menuires and St Martin</p>
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