Rail strikes this Thursday

A portion of SNCF workers will strike tomorrow, causing issues and train travel delays across Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. While some local lines in the southeast of the region will be unaffected, such as the Cannes-Monaco line, others will be considerably reduced.Read more

Motorway tolls to increase until 2023

In a leaked official document from 2014, it would appear that the French state and private motorway service providers reached an agreement that the latter party will be able to increase its rates and tolls every year between 2019 and 2023.Read more

Man killed and two injured in local hunting accidents

The launch of the hunting season in the south of France has brought with it death of a human nature. This weekend, a man has reportedly died after falling 150m into a ravine and a father and son are believed to be suffering minor injuries, having been shot at by another hunter.Read more

La Rentrée: what changes this school year

For over 12 million children and teenagers in France, the summer holidays are over: it’s time for La Rentrée. Throughout this week in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var, some 369 829 pupils will be returning to their classrooms.  Read more

11 compulsory vaccines for January 2018

There are currently only three child vaccinations required by law in France: diphtheria, tetanus and polio. For 2018, the new French Minister of Health, Agnes Buzyn, decided to extend the number of mandatory vaccinations to 11 in an effort to crack down on increasing rates of historic viruses and diseases. The new additions are: haemophilus influenzae B, whooping cough, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal C and pneumococcal.Read more

High risks of fires

Despite a dip in temperatures, the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var remain on high alert this week due to the continued risk of forest fires.Read more

The Côte d'Azur overcomes the tourism crisis following terrorist strike in 2016

This year, following a poor end to the tourism summer season following terror attack of July 2016, the Côte d'Azur has gotten back on its feet with swelling numbers both in flight reservations and hotel bookings.Read more

Discreet insights into Pigozzi's famous pool parties in Antibes

The multimillion-dollar jet setter, businessman, art collector and philanthropist Jean Pigozzi has been throwing unforgettable pool parties at his villa in the south of France during the Cannes Film Festival for years. Guests like Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Tony Bennett, and Jane Fonda have all graced his Villa Dorane on the Cap d’Antibes with their presence — forever immortalised by Pigozzi's camera. Read more

Orchestra of Saint Petersburg performs in Nice

On 10th September, the Orchestra of Saint Petersburg will make an appearance at the Opera of Nice, led by Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo.Read more

Nice’s oldest woman dies at 110

Yesterday, Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi announced the death of the city’s oldest female resident, Fernande Bataille.Read more

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