Forest fires in the Col de Vence and Nice

Two forest fires have occurred in the Alpes Maritimes in recent days. One destroyed a total of 27 hectacres in the Col de Vence while another broke out between Nice and Colomars.Read more

Language exchange in Saint Laurent du Var

On Wednesday 5th July, the ‘Nice Conversation’ social event in the Port of Saint Laurent du Var, organised by the local organisation La Jeune Chambre Economique Métropole Niçoise, offers an opportunity to practice your second language while expanding your network of friends.Read more

A connected future: Lufthansa to invest 500 million euros inpersonalised digital offers

Whether above the clouds or on the ground, all realms of the Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Eurowings are set to benefit from a long-term project of digital investment. Lufthansa became the first airline to offer internet access on its long-haul commercial flights back in 2003. Again in 2010, it was the first to provide broadband on intercontinental flights.Read more

Grasse Expertise: local ingenuity & passion

The city now has its own local equivalent to ‘Made in France’ — Grasse expertise — which was launched in the world capital of perfume in June. From cultivators of flowers to perfumers, manufacturers, designers, teachers and researchers, Grasse and its nearby neighbours have a unique and combined expertise in the field of fragrance.Read more

New Rodin exhibition in the south of France

A new exhibition featuring some of the most iconic bronze statues of the 19th and 20th century is coming to the south of France this summer. Rodin’s infamous bronze sculpture ‘Les Bourgeois de Calais’ will be among eight of his works on display for the new exhibition opening in the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Provence this July. The opening of the exhibition will take place from 7th July to 9th September. Fourteen other statues will be included in the exhibition, all created by Rodin’s contemporaries. Read more

Club Vivanova: Champagne & Diamonds

What could be more exciting than starting the month of July with champagne and diamonds? On Thursday 6th July, Club Vivanova will host a delightful gathering at the Tiffany & Co. boutique in Nice for an evening cocktail.Read more

The Design Parade

For anyone with a serious interest in design and particularly interior design, the International Design Parade in Hyères is a local event that cannot be missed and if you have a professional interest, this event, which is still in its relative infancy, may well be worth reaching out to. Read more

Nice’s missing angels to be placed in the Himalaya

In remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the Promenade des Anglais last July, 86 hand-painted pebbles flew for the mountainous region of Ladakh in the Himalaya on 27th June.Read more

Heightened measures to reduce air pollution in the Var

As temperatures spike in France, so does the risk of pollution. Just last week, the prefecture of Toulon alerted authorities in the Var of the growing rates of air pollution. In follow-up, a set of recommendations and measures for both the public and state to reduce the levels of air pollution have been implemented by the region.Read more

Independence Day celebration in Villefranche sur Mer

The more the merrier! Hundreds are expected to gather in Villefranche sur Mer for 4th July and celebrate America’s stars and stripes landmark holiday.Read more