Orange alert heatwave: How to stay safe in the record-breaking heat

This summer, the Alpes-Maritimes experienced its second hottest heatwave since 1943, with a total of ten days spent under Alerte Canicule Orange – the 2nd highest heatwave alert by the government.

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La Chaise Bleue de SAB’s artist to sue for illegal reproduction

Nice painter and artist Sabine Géraudie (also called SAB), has decided to take action against people who sell unauthorized reproductions of her sculpture La Chaise Bleue de SAB. The chair, which stands on Nice’s famous Promenade des Anglais, represents one of the most famous art pieces of the city. Read more

8th edition of the Braderie d’Antibes

Starting tomorrow and for the next three days, the 8th edition of the Braderie d’Antibes, a large market of local shops where you can get some of the most interesting end-of-season deals. Organised by the Association des Commerçants d’Antibes Coeur Azur, Antibes’ traders association, these three days are now becoming almost traditional, with thousands of people expected. Read more

Sharp increase in drownings for 2018

As the end of the summer approaches, a recent report from Santé Publique France (SPF), France’s Public Health association, shows a considerable increase in the number of drownings for 2018, compared to 2015. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is the second region in France for the number of drownings this year.Read more

A focus on Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

During the 10th century, the Château Grimaldi was built by a Count of Ventimiglia to protect the burgeoning community against the Saracens. The castle, which is one of France’s oldest existing battlements, still stands, as does the town’s famous olive tree. It was already more than 1,000 years old when the fortress was first erected, but is dwarfed in terms of history by the sabretooth tiger teeth and stone tools that were discovered in the town’s Vallonnet Cave. These date back one million years.Read more

Mer & montagne: communes in the east of the Alpes-Maritimes unite

Following the enactment of the Loi NOTre (Nouvelle Organisation Territoriale de la République), in the summer of 2015, a whole raft of powers was decentralised from the French state and transferred to its départements. Read more

Riviera airport in Albenga: an interesting alternative

© OBR/MilanAt just 20 mins by helicopter and less than an hour by car from the Principality of Monaco, the currently under-development Riviera Airport in Liguria could soon be an interesting alternative to the over-crowded airports of the Côte d’Azur.Read more

Heatwave alert in Alpes-Maritimes & Var

Authorities in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var have issued statements warning about the current heatwave, which started last week and is expected to last until the second week of August.  An orange alert has been put in place by Météo France. Read more

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

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