Cannes tests public warning system

As part of the Alpes-Maritimes’ new public alert and information system, the Palais des Festivals in Cannes will be testing out its siren on Wednesday 25th April from 9.30am.Read more

National SNCF strike causes mass disruption

If you were planning on travelling by train over the next couple of days, we highly recommend that you think again! Strikes on the French SNCF train network are seriously limiting services on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April, with just a handful of rail connections and replacement bus routes running.Read more

Riviera Dreaming: Love and War on the Côte d'Azur

What do the landmark villas Le Trident, Château de l’Horizon and Villa Aujourd’hui have in common? American architect Barry Dierks. One of the most notable architects of the Côte d’Azur, Mr Dierks is credited with building or remodelling 120 homes between the 1930s and 1950s.Read more

PhotoMonaco: a new creative date

Under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the very first edition of PhotoMonaco is taking place from 5th to 8th April at the Quai Antoine Ier exhibition space. With the theme The Time of Vision, 35 top-class exhibitors and photographers from around the world have been invited to showcase their work within an overall panorama of art andcollectible photography.Read more

More sand, please!

The winter months were almost as busy as those of summer for Cannes’ shoreline as 80,000 cubic metres of sand were transported onto the already artificial beach. Since the 1960s, when the first major widening operation took place, not much has been done to maintain the 1.4 kilometre-long plage.Read more

The sea & you

The French Ministry for an Ecological and Inclusive Transition (most often referred to as the Ministry of Ecology) is asking for public assistance with strategies for the protection and conservation of the country’s coastline and waters.Read more

Let it snow

Towns and cities across the French Riviera woke up to more winter wonderland this morning than a region that seemed to be welcoming in spring. Snow is expected throughout the day and temperatures as low as -11°C have been recorded in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur during the early hours of Monday.Read more

Cannes’ Festival des Jeux

Wondering what to do on a rainy day? The International Game Festival in Cannes, which has been held at the Palais des Festival every year since 1978, has everything from traditional board games to simulation games like Escape Room, video games and trading card games. It’s on until 25th February and admission is free!Read more

Becoming you: child-friendly learning at a Montessori school

No grades, free work and mixed activities: often viewed critically, but in fact, full of opportunities, Montessori education is experiencing a global upswing. A school in Sophia-Antipolis shows Riviera Insider how lessons can be taught in a different way. Read more

Council of State cancels dolphin & orca breeding ban

Just months after pledging to bring an end to the captive breeding of orca and dolphins, the French Council of State has backtracked on its decision.Read more