Controversial burkini ban in Cannes

Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard has ruled that any swim wear worn must respect ‘good customs and secularism’, leading him to ban burkinis on the beaches of Cannes. The principle of secularism is a founding principle of the French republic, with several measures already in place to ensure that the state remains separate from religion. Read more

Migrant control in Ventimiglia heightened

Officials have taken further measures to try and control the migrant situation in Ventimiglia after it has deteriorated further. After migrants broke through police barriers last weekend in an attempt to enter France, police are now making efforts to move some of them to an Identification and Expulsion Centre in the nearby town of Tarente.Read more

Cyclotaxi-drivers take on Cannes

The cyclo-community has pushed back after police have banned one of its members from using his cyclotaxi in his hometown of Cannes. Having invested 10,000 euros in a franchise of Cyclopolitain, a large company that sells various types of three wheeled taxis, Ravi Saminadin has been threatened with fines and possible confiscation of his vehicle if he uses it on the streets of Cannes.Read more

Tragic jet ski accident in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

A serious jet ski accident has killed a British man and left his 3-year old son fighting for his life in an intensive care unit. The incident, which took place in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, is currently being investigated by the Beaulieu-sur-Mer police force in order to determine its cause.Read more

Marseille out of wildfire danger

Two wildfires that have been spreading through the area to the north of Marseille no longer pose a threat to the city. The wildfires, which have already caused serious damage and destroyed homes in Vitrolles, Pennes-Mirabeau and Rognac had previously been burning towards the Mediterranean port city.Read more

Meteor shower to light up night sky

The Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak tonight, allowing stargazers an excellent chance of seeing a beautiful display of shooting stars. The famous meteor shower, which started on 17th July, will be most active between nightfall on Thursday 11th August and sunrise on Saturday 13th August.Read more

Italian cyclist’s feat in solidarity with Nice

An Italian cyclist has travelled over 700km by bike in order to express his commune’s solidarity with Nice after the Bastille Day attacks.  After leaving Italy on Friday, 47 year old Roberto Di Benedetto arrived in Nice on Monday afternoon after having cycled for over 70 hours to reach his destination.Read more

Drought warnings for Alpes-Maritimes

People living in the Alpes-Maritimes area have been asked to seriously limit their water consumption, using it only for activities that are absolutely necessary.  The administrative offices of the area have distributed the warning due to a rainfall deficit of 35% and decreased river flows, both which show signs that the area could be in danger of a drought.Read more

Charity album for victims of Bastille Day attack

Artists from all across the Côte d’Azur have banded together to create a compilation album that can be sold to raise funds for the victims of the Bastille Day attack in Nice. The album’s name, Nice 147, refers to 14th July, the date that the attack took place.  Just two weeks after the tragic event, no less than a hundred artists had agreed to input their talent into the album. Read more

Victims of Bastille Day attack honoured

Over 1,000 people gathered at the bandstand in the Jardin Albert Ier on Sunday to pay their respects to those killed in the Bastille Day truck attack. Dressed in white, they stood in silence as the names of the 85 people who were killed were read out.Read more