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

Nice-Cannes marathon: changes, traffic and public security measures

It’s a pivotal sporting event in the Côte d’Azur and is one that attracts as many as 24,000 runners along with their countless friends and families every autumn. From Nice’s historic Promenade des Anglais to Cannes’ glamourous La Croisette, the 42km race has traditionally traced the coast of French Riviera, but this year, following the tragedy that hit the region’s capital in July this year, the route has been significantly changed. Read more

Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza

This weekend will see boxing’s finest fight it out for their respective world titles at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco. The drama begins at 12pm on Friday with the traditional weigh-in ceremony in the Atrium of the Monte Carlo Casino, which is free to attend, before the matches kick off on Saturday night at the Sporting Monte Carlo.  Read more

One sailor's thoughts: Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

It was 35 years ago when two friends agreed to meet in Saint Tropez for a glass of wine and a race of their sail yachts. The course led from the harbour around the peninsula to the famous Pampelonne beach. The winner was the one to reach the legendary Club 55 first. The loser would buy the drinks and dinner. The two could hardly have realised that their friendly excursion would be the launch of one of the most famous races in the Mediterranean, perhaps even the world.Read more

Snow falls on the Alpes Maritimes

Snowflakes have fallen on the mountains of the Alpes Maritimes this weekend, weeks ahead of the opening of resorts for the winter season. Isola 2000 announced the news that the summit of its slopes had been graced by snow via its Facebook page while the soapbox race planned for this weekend at nearby Auron was suspended due to weather conditions.Read more

Trophée Panerai: the Régates Royales de Cannes

The final stage in the Trophée Panerai, which began back in April, will be taking place in the Baie de Cannes and La Napoule from 18th to 25th September. Marrying elegance and competition, the event welcomes a plethora of stunning vessels for a week of racing out on the waters of the Mediterranean.Read more

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