French historic landmarks threatened by ravages of climate change


Located off the coast of the southern French city of Marseille, the Château d’If has withstood the wear and tear of time. But today, this landmark is facing the threat of climate change. In recent years, sea levels have risen by 15 centimetres, forcing the castle to close 180 days a year. Meanwhile, the ramparts and walls of the medieval state prison are crumbling, as storms chip away at the stone facade. Over in southwestern France, the Bouillac abbey risks collapsing at any moment since its foundations are threatened by drought. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24’s Bryan Quinn.

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