A night for shooting stars this weekend

As Saturday turns to Sunday, cast your eye away to the sky and you may see between 50 and 100 shooting stars.Read more

Limiting noise pollution in the Port of Nice

Earlier this week, the city of Nice, along with a number of other French and Italian destinations, were granted approval to start a European cross-border project dubbed ‘Rumble’, which aims to minimise noise pollution in ports. A testing period will begin in January 2018 involving experiments across Europe that have been designed to seek out new solutions to preserve the quality of life of residents and visitors as well as guarantee economic attractiveness of ports.Read more

New water filtering station in Vence

In the near future, a new water filtering system called the Malvan Purification Station is to be opened in Vence. Reducing water wastage and improved treatment techniques have become a priority in terms of environmental protection, public health, sustainable development and tourism for the region.Read more

Immigration activist sentenced to four months suspended

On Tuesday, the Appeal Court of Aix-en-Provence handed farmer and immigrant activist Cédric Herrou a four months suspended sentence for assisting 200 immigrants in crossing the Italian border into France. Read more

Mayor of Nice becomes proud father of baby girl

On Friday 4th August, Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi and his wife, Laura Tenoudji, became proud parents to a new baby girl: Bianca Ketty Noémie Nicea Estrosi.Read more

Heightened restrictions amid severe drought

Despite the little bit of rain that fell on the region over the weekend, the drought situation in the Alpes-Maritimes remains problematic with temperatures breaking records for this time of year at over 40°C in some areas.Read more

La Barben: the oldest castle in Provence to be sold

Located near Aix en Provence, the Château de la Barben is ‘the most picturesque and ancient castle of Provence,’ as the French painter Marius Granet once said.Read more

Sunny Bank: supporting the elderly and the vulnerable

For over a century, the Sunny Bank association has helped many English-speaking seniors and residents improve their quality of life on the French Riviera and the Var.Read more

2024 Olympic Games in Nice and Marseille

Last Monday, Paris was formally chosen as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after its rival candidate city Los Angeles agreed to welcome the 2028 Olympics instead. The French capital, however, is not in a position to manage all of the events, which explains why Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse, Nantes, Saint Etienne and Lille have all been selected as co-hosts of sporting events from football to sailing.Read more

Promenade du Paillon welcomes new water fountain

Last week, the Promenade Paillon inaugurated a new eco-friendly water fountain, which freely distributes still and sparkling water to residents and tourists.Read more

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