Pavillon Bleu

Across France, just shy of 400 beaches in 186 communes have been awarded a Blue Flag or Pavillon Bleu for 2018. The Alpes-Maritimes has lost five beaches from the scheme (Bijou in Cannes, Pont Dulys, Garoupe Ouest, Grande Plage Juan-les-Pins and Gallice in Antibes, and Mala in Cap d'Ail), but added one: Carras in Nice. The Var has remained stable with 45. Read more

A 'symbol of national unity'

The city of Nice is calling on its residents to fly a French flag from their windows and balconies this weekend in honour of those who lost their lives during the terror attack on the Promenade des Anglais two years ago.Read more

Cate the Great

Hollywood heroine Katharine Hepburn, a fairy tale villain, music legend Bob Dylan, elven beauty Galadriel, two queens of England and a consummate champion of women… Is there a role she hasn’t played?Read more

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.Read more

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.Read more

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.Read more

PhotoMonaco: a new creative date

Under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the very first edition of PhotoMonaco is taking place from 5th to 8th April at the Quai Antoine Ier exhibition space. With the theme The Time of Vision, 35 top-class exhibitors and photographers from around the world have been invited to showcase their work within an overall panorama of art andcollectible photography.Read more

More sand, please!

The winter months were almost as busy as those of summer for Cannes’ shoreline as 80,000 cubic metres of sand were transported onto the already artificial beach. Since the 1960s, when the first major widening operation took place, not much has been done to maintain the 1.4 kilometre-long plage.Read more

The sea & you

The French Ministry for an Ecological and Inclusive Transition (most often referred to as the Ministry of Ecology) is asking for public assistance with strategies for the protection and conservation of the country’s coastline and waters.Read more

Let it snow

Towns and cities across the French Riviera woke up to more winter wonderland this morning than a region that seemed to be welcoming in spring. Snow is expected throughout the day and temperatures as low as -11°C have been recorded in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur during the early hours of Monday.Read more

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