A marathon effort for cystic fibrosis

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It may not be the normal full-on Marathon of Monaco and the Rivieras, cancelled because of regional elections in France, but this year’s half-marathon and 10km run has attracted nearly 2,000 runners to the starting blocks on Sunday 21st March. Among them will be local photographer Ed Wright, who is nearing his goal to raise 1,000 euros for Lance Armstrong’s “Livestrong” association for cancer.Read more

EBICA adds secondary school

Friday 19th March is a big day for the EBICA (École Bilingue Internationale Côte d’Azur) private school in Sophia Antipolis, as it will officially open its Secondary School facilities.Read more

Sporting capital

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Last month, 15 local rugby players came to face-to-face with their biggest rivals. The conditions were treacherous, the pitch waterlogged after days of torrential rain, yet the stadium was full and the atmosphere was electric. Being a key clash between two of the top teams in Fédérale 1, Nice versus Béziers was always going to be a big game, but there was something else driving this: it was a Saturday night and the stadium was glowing under the brilliant beams of brand new flood lights.Read more

Marseille master Monaco at home

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After the chaos of two weeks ago when Nice fans erupted from the stands onto the pitch after losing to AS Monaco, the riot police were out in force for Saturday’s Marseille-Monaco derby at the Louis II Stadium. In the event the bad behaviour was on the pitch between the players as Marseille beat Monaco 2-1, partly thanks to an own goal and a generous penalty.Read more

Schools Special: International schools are multiplying

Either more anglophone parents living here are aware of the importance of a bilingual education or there are an increasing number of such families moving to the Riviera in need of international schools. Whatever the reason demand is increasing.Read more

Derby disgrace for Nice on and off the pitch

For the first time since 1996, AS Monaco came out victorious at home in the Louis II stadium against arch rivals OGM Nice beating them 3-2. Meanwhile, Marseille went down 2-0 to Montpellier, a loss that leaves Monaco in fifth position, three points ahead of the Phoenicians who drop to seventh having squandered their chance to move up to second.Read more

Boat burning ceremony this evening

Grand Prix fans may have the St Dévote corner burned into their collective subconscious, but how many know that this is also the site of a timeless religious ceremony dating back centuries?Read more

Swiss triumph in first Optimist Team Race

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Thirty two young sailors from all four corners of Europe descended on Monaco to take part in the first ever international Monaco Optimist Team Race organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco at the weekend.Read more

Rally heads for Principality’s Port Hercule

Monaco’s Port Hercule is the place to be as the Rallye de Monte-Carlo teams prepare to head out into the hills north of Nice on the last two races of the 78th edition late afternoon.Read more

AS Monaco back on track

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By any standards it has been an amazing week at home for the Principality of Monaco’s national football team, after a string of dismal defeats and luck lustre play in the run up to Christmas. They are now sixth in the French premier league on equal points with the Marseille, Lyon and Auxerre, and through to the last 16 of the Coupe de France.Read more