French labour law reform

During his presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron announced his plans for significant reforms to France’s labour laws.Read more

Local government to respond to public concerns

On Wednesday 6th December, the Alpes-Maritimes’ Prefect, Georges-François Leclerc, will be taking to Twitter to host a live question-answer session with the region’s residents. The theme of the event: major risks.Read more

#MeToo rally in Nice

Since October, the #MeToo hashtage has been sweeping across the internet as people around the world denounce sexual assault and harassment. This coming Saturday, a rally is taking place in Place Masséna in Nice under the same banner as part of United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Read more

Avalanches & storm warnings

The French Riviera and Corsica have been placed on yellow storm alert ahead of continuing adverse conditions. Stormy weather – including violent thunder and lightning – is the main cause of concern, but the sudden and heavy snowfall in the Mercantour and Southern Alps may give way to avalanches in some zones.Read more

Snow falls on the Southern Alps

Ski stations and mountain sides in the south of France have had their first taste of the winter with snow fall up to 30 centimetres deep in some areas.Read more

Beaches demolished in JLP

The demolition of 10 private beaches in Juan-les-Pins began in earnest this week and will continue over the next three months. The pontoon off the Plage Estérel was the first to go on Tuesday.Read more

Lorgues: terre de vins

“A grouping of friends who share the same passion”: this is how Prince Félix von Luxembourg explains the recently founded associations of 12 winemakers from the area surrounding the village of Lorgues in Provence. The members* make the best quality wines — cru classé — and their president is the 33-year-old prince, who owns Château Les Crostes. Read more

Tricky Tuesday: a day of widespread strikes

If Tuesday 10th October is going to be a day of travel for you, then Riviera Insider highly recommends that you verify the status of your train or plane journeys before leaving the house…Read more

Price increase for Envibus travel

From 1st October, passengers buying a ticket directly from Envibus’ drivers will be expected to pay 1.50€ instead of the current 1€ fee. The 50% rise is part of the company’s strategy to encourage users to buy their tickets in advance at a ticket machine or online and also to reduce time spent at bus stops.Read more

There's a real chill in the air!

After an intensely hot summer that saw the mercury rise above 40°C in the shade for the first time on record in the French Riviera, September has felt bitterly cold for most in the region. A mass of cold air descended on the Côte d’Azur earlier on in the month, coming in from Eastern Europe, and drove temperatures down to levels not seen since in almost a decade for this time of year.Read more

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