Where's all the rain?

Don’t let the recent rains fool you, it’s been one of the driest starts to the year on record and 2016 had the least rainfall in a decade. Could the region be heading for a drought?Read more

Var claims two of France’s finest beaches

Travel content website TripAdvisor has released its 2017 rankings for the best beaches here in France and also around the world. Two French Riviera beaches - both of which are in the Var - have made the Top 10: Plage de L’Escalet in Ramatuelle and Plage de Pampelonne in Saint Tropez.Read more

New gondola to summit of Toulon's Mont Faron

The cable car to the top of 600-metre high Mont Faron in Toulon has received a mechanical and ecological upgrade. Re-adapted to be better suit the needs of elderly and disabled passengers hoping to soak up the glorious views of the Var and the Mediterranean, the new cabins set off on their 10-minute maiden voyages earlier this year. Read more

Valentine’s Day on the Côte d’Azur

The French love Valentine’s Day in the south of France! Both Cannes and Nice feature on the 2017 list of Top 10 destinations for Valentine’s Day according to research conducted by the hotel comparison website trivago.fr. Read more

Fierce winds for the French Riviera

The Côte d’Azur is on yellow alert today due to the 90km/h winds expected right along the coast. The Var and the stretch between Antibes to Cannes will be most affected.Read more

Security and traffic measures for Nice Carnival

The 2017 carnival begins in Nice tomorrow and runs until 25th February. Nice’s carnival is one of the biggest carnivals in the world, now in its 133rd year and it attracts almost a million spectators annually. 240,000 tickets have already been sold with six million euros going in to the creation of the festival.Read more

Marine Le Pen’s tax on foreign workers

Presidential candidate and leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen has pledged to introduce a new tax on foreign workers, including Brits and Europeans. The far-right politician says the 10% tax will force employers to prioritise French workers while plugging the country’s welfare system.Read more

Cagnes-sur-Mer A8 entrance closed

The entrance to the A8 motorway at Cagnes-sur-Mer will be closed at night from 6th to 10th February as noise barriers are installed in three parts of the town.Read more

BA announces flights to Manchester and Stansted

Holidaymakers and expats rejoice! British Airways has revealed it will be starting two new flight routes between the south of France and the UK in May 2017.Read more

The Côte d'Azur from space

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the International Space Station since last November, has tweeted a stunning photo of the Côte d’Azur by night from space.Read more