Recent Articles

  • All about ETIAS: the future of travel in Europe

    Ever since the fateful vote in June 2016, questions have been asked about how Brexit will impact British citizens travelling to Europe. Now the European Commission has revealed the likely future: citizens will have to apply for special travel authorisation via the ETIAS (European Travel Information & Authorisation System) scheme.

  • On the trail of the Niçois snowflake

    Monaco’s Department for the Environment is calling on botanists of all abilities as it tries to track down the elusive Nivéole de Nice (Latin name: acis nicaeensis, English name: French snowflake).

  • ANZAC Day: Antibes honours the fallen

    The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 was one of the bloodiest events of World War I. For the young states of Australia and New Zealand, it was their first engagement in any major overseas conflict and a tragedy: over 11,000 lost their lives. Yet amid the trauma and terrible loss of life, the battle helped bring about the birth of a national consciousness and sense of pride that still reverberates more than a century later.

  • Amber Lounge at the Monaco GP

    During the Monaco Grand Prix, Amber Lounge is the ultimate VIP lifestyle experience. It’s where guests celebrate the race weekend with drivers, celebrities, royalty, sports and movie stars. Although the event tours the world alongside the Formula 1 calendar, Monaco pushes the fashion envelope by combining couture, motorsport, and thrilling live entertainment with a fever-pitch auction.

  • Cannes tests public warning system

    As part of the Alpes-Maritimes’ new public alert and information system, the Palais des Festivals in Cannes will be testing out its siren on Wednesday 25th April from 9.30am.

  • Rafael Nadal wins 11th Monaco title

    Rafael Nadal has continued his Monaco legacy of success with an impressive 11th win at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters this last Sunday. The Spanish tennis player is now at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings as he makes his way to the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, where he is a 10-time titlist.

  • National SNCF strike causes mass disruption

    If you were planning on travelling by train over the next couple of days, we highly recommend that you think again! Strikes on the French SNCF train network are seriously limiting services on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April, with just a handful of rail connections and replacement bus routes running.

  • Riviera Dreaming: Love and War on the Côte d'Azur

    What do the landmark villas Le Trident, Château de l’Horizon and Villa Aujourd’hui have in common? American architect Barry Dierks. One of the most notable architects of the Côte d’Azur, Mr Dierks is credited with building or remodelling 120 homes between the 1930s and 1950s.