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

American takeover of Marseille football club

American businessman Frank McCourt has announced that he will be buying French Ligue 1 football club Olympique de Marseille (OM).  Having fallen under the shadow of rival team Paris Saint-Germain, McCourt plans to return the club to its former glory. The deal, which reportedly cost McCourt over 40 million euros, is due to be completed by the end of the year.Read more

Monegasque athletes to participate at the Olympics

The names of the three athletes who will be representing the Principality of Monaco at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been announced by Prince Albert II of Monaco: artistic gymnast Kevin Crovetto, 800 metre runner Brice Etes and judoka Yann Siccardi.Read more

Nice fanzone expanded for final

Tonight at 9pm, all eyes will be on the French national football team as they take on Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2016 final. Ahead of the highly anticipated event, the city of Nice has announced that it will extend the city centre fan zone to accomodate swelling crowds.Read more

Brave new world

'Futuristic' is the only word to describe Maserati, a brand new Multi70 trimaran presented at the Yacht Club de Monaco by Italian sailor, Giovanni Soldini alongside her owner, John Elkan, Gianni Agnelli’s grandson, and Pierre Casiraghi.  Both are regular members of the Maserati crew. With her tiny cabin and up-curved wings extending across 16.8m linking the three hulls, the 21m trimaran crouches in the YCM Marina looking as if she’s ready to take off -  which she can!Read more

Young Northern Ireland supporter dies

A 24-year-old man is believed to have died in the hours after Sunday night’s match between Northern Ireland and Poland in Nice, which ended 1-0 to Poland. In Marseille, 10 supporters are behind bars following clashes in the city.Read more

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