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A student from Noisy-le-Roi (Yvelines) was tried on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at the Coutances court, for having climbed and then filmed Mont-Saint-Michel (Manche) with a drone.

An Urbex enthusiast from Yvelines had climbed Mont-Saint-Michel (Manche) then filmed with a drone. He was tried in Coutances (Manche) court.An Urbex enthusiast from Yvelines had climbed Mont-Saint-Michel (Manche) then filmed with a drone. He was tried at the court of Coutances (Manche). (© La Gazette de la Manche)

By Maréva Laville Posted on 23 Sep 21 at 6:36La Manche GazetteMy newsMonday March 1, 2021, thrill seekers climbed the Mont-Saint-Michel (Normandy). Looking for images to feed his Instagram feed, one of them was filming with a drone.

Monuments cannot be a playground or a flyover.Arnaud Nobletdeputy administrator of the abbey of Mont-Saint-MichelThe case was judged on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Correctional Court of Coutances (Manche).

I am very aware of the risks I take, for myself and the monument. The goal is not to degrade.the student of Noisy-le-RoiRead alsoChallenge. Yououtubers arrested for having climbed Mont-Saint-Michel to its spire

The urban exploration enthusiast (Urbex) is 19 years old. He is from Noisy-le-Roi (Yvelines).In search of a beautiful imageRather, it is to get the most beautiful image, to feed his Instagram feed.But if the Wonder is photogenic, the angles of capture are limited. And filming from the sky with a drone is prohibited.

He films Mont-Saint-Michel with a droneWhen he stands in front of the bar, he too flies over the court. Tall, dressed in checkered pants, a jacket and chunky sneakers, the Noisy-le-Roi student wears the perfect urban youth look.

At the beginning of March, he and his friend, also “explorer” (name given to those who practice street climbing, known as parkour or PK), had other desires for height and discovery.

They got up early to climb Mont-Saint-Michel and take pictures from the top.
Race against the clock with the gendarmesBut when we reach the top, a race against time begins with the police.

Quickly, the two climbers were arrested. The drone confiscated, the videos too.He recovers his equipmentWithout a criminal record or recidivism, the audiovisual BTS student was able to recover all of his material.

The civil party, the Center des monuments nationaux, only asked for a symbolic euro.The defendant was fined € 4,000, including € 3,700 suspended and € 100 fine. A total of 400 €, therefore.Capturing the Norman Wonder, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is not a free pleasure.

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