Tourists take shelter as Tornado hits the French RivieraFrancolon Jean-Claude/Rex


The French Riviera is the playground for the rich and famous - but no amount of money can stop the force of nature.

And well-heeled tourists got a glimpse of what nature can conjure up as a rare tornado swirled off the coast of France between Nice and the upmarket island of Corsica today.

Tourists take shelter as Tornado hits the French RivieraPA


Photographer Lionel Cironneau captured this dramatic shot of the tornado, which isn't a common sight in the Mediterranean.

Tornadoes are usually formed in the US, but have even been known to hit England, with one causing havoc in Manchester just last month.



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