The Antibes Street Festival is known as the final event before ‘la rentrée’, the day the children go back to school after the summer holidays. The Antibes Coeur d’Azur tradesman association organises its traditional end-of-summer event for three full days on 24th, 25th and 26th of August this year. Locals and tourists alike benefit from exceptional discounts and offers before the start of the school year.
The prime location of this private beach and restaurant has long made it an essential stop for residents and tourists – it was, in fact, the first place I visited when I moved here – but it has now coupled location with sophistication to ensure that 107 Quai des États-Unis is the beach of reference in the city.
An interview with Eric-Helen Louis, the president of the region’s leading gourmet caterer, Helen Traiteur.
Over the weekend, a fire broke out in the town of Lucéram, about 25 km north of Nice, and continued to blaze for three days. In total, nearly 150 hectares of land were destroyed.
Walks along the quays of Port Vauban this summer have been a relatively quiet: far from being a bustling marina with yachts of all sizes vying for a berth, many moorings stand empty. It is a similar scene in many of the other ports in south of France. Saint Tropez is reporting a 30% loss of stopover revenue, those around Toulon claim to be down 40% while in the Alpes-Maritimes, there are concerns that onshore spending by yacht owners and crew could have dropped by as much as 50%.
French President Emmanuel Macron has filed a legal complaint against a photographer who allegedly trespassed on the property he was holidaying in with wife Brigitte. Macron has accused the offender of ‘harassment and attempted invasion of privacy’. The photographer has reportedly dismissed the accusation and says that the villa's security personnel behaved aggressively towards him.
The jazz season never seems to end in Southern Europe. After the acclaimed festivals of Nice and Juan-les-Pins, the UnoJazz festival of San Remo returns for its third edition from 16th to 19th August.
With the Chikungunya disease already confirmed in more than 60 countries of the world, public authorities of the Var department have identified the first case in the region. It is the only case reported here to date and no imported case of Chikungunya has been confirmed.