Nice to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

The French Federation of Rugby (FFR) and their president Bernard Laporte have relaunched France’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Nice has thrown its name into the hat as a host city, among 15 others across the country.Read more

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters: so much more than just tennis

Monaco’s international tennis tournament has long been more than just a sporting event. It is an event for the whole family in one of the most spectacular settings in the south of France - even on the global tennis circuit, no stadium or court can compete with the Monte-Carlo Country Club. From 15th to 23rd April, it will be the stage for matches between the best players in the world as the likes of  Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal head to the principality for the year’s first clay court matches. Read more

Cancellation of the Riviera Classic

The Riviera Classic half-marathon, due to take place Sunday 12th March, has been cancelled. The Monegasque Athletics Federation has said that in light of the current state of emergency and the fight against illegal immigration, the Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes decided not to allow the race to take place.Read more

Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

Monaco prides itself on being 'a land of international tennis’, a title well deserved considering that this year’s Rolex Masters will be the 111th edition of the event. Every spring, the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club welcome the first European round of the annual ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and it’s a date that, along with the Grand Prix de Monaco, has come to represent the the start of the season for sporting and cultural events in the Côte d’Azur. Read more

End to free transport to the Allianz Riviera stadium

Almost everyone who has been to a concert or attended an event at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice will have a traffic horror story to share. Parking and access to the multi-use venue has been a serious issue of contention since the stadium was opened in 2013, and things are likely to get a lot worse now that the local government has pulled its free public transport system.Read more

Monaco kicks off the FIA World Rally Championship

It’s the sport’s longest-standing fixture and canvases some of the most beautiful terrain in Europe. From Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd, the 85th edition of the famous Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo will test the drivers’ skills, nerves and determination as well as their cars in 17 high speed stages through the lower Alps and the French Riviera. Read more

Calls for Ferrari to name their 2017 car after Jules Bianchi

A recently launched petition is calling on the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team to name their 2017 racing car after deceased Niçois driver Jules Bianchi. Taking the initials of the young driver - who died on 17th July 2015 after spending nine months in a coma following an horrific crash during the Japanese F1 race in 2014 - to designate SF17-JB, the petition hopes to immortalise the life and achievements of Bianchi. Read more

SIAM 2017: book your test drive now!

The very first Monaco International Motor Show - SIAM 2017 - is to be held this February (16th to 19th). A unique event with an open-air concept at locations around the
principality, the show is a complementary date in the calendar for the many avid car fanatics in and around Monaco - especially for those eagerly awaiting Top Marques at the Grimaldi Forum in April and the emphatic Grand Prix in May.Read more

Formula 1 returns to the French Riviera

And we’re talking more than just the Monaco circuit! In summer 2018, the Grand Prix will be making a historic comeback in the Côte d’Azur, it was announced earlier today. After 10 years of absence, the pinnacle of motor racing is returning to the famous Paul Ricard track in Le Castellet. Read more

Paris-Nice Challenge

You’ve seen it on the television, followed their progress in the news, but for some cycle fans, that’s just not enough. While most of the Paris-Nice Challenge route, from 5th to 12th March, is reserved for the professional riders, amateur cyclists can also get a piece of the road action on the penultimate day of the competition. Read more

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