Actor-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is to be honoured by Prince Albert II for his work and efforts to preserve the planet at the inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean Gala. Taking place on Thursday 28th September on the terraces of the principality’s famous opera house, the event is the result of a collaboration between Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Global Funding.
After an intensely hot summer that saw the mercury rise above 40°C in the shade for the first time on record in the French Riviera, September has felt bitterly cold for most in the region. A mass of cold air descended on the Côte d’Azur earlier on in the month, coming in from Eastern Europe, and drove temperatures down to levels not seen since in almost a decade for this time of year.
Along with 125 of the finest vessels on the seas and the broadest range of yachting goods and services on Earth, visitors to this year’s Monaco Yacht Show will also discover a brand new exhibition space dedicated to the growing realm of ‘Tenders & Toys’.
With the likes of three-Michelin star restaurant Le Louis XV at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, two-star Paloma in Mougins and the equally acclaimed Le Chantecler of the Hôtel Negresco in Nice among the restaurants of the Alpes-Maritimes, it is no wonder that the region is a gastronomic destination as well as one of sunshine. Let Riviera Insider take you through the 2017 A to ‘V’ of its Michelin star establishments.
Summer is barely over, but some of us are already looking forward to the winter! This week, along with the first fews flakes of snow falling on the mountains of the Mercantour, ski stations Isola 2000 and Auron have announced their opening dates.
A portion of SNCF workers will strike tomorrow, causing issues and train travel delays across Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. While some local lines in the southeast of the region will be unaffected, such as the Cannes-Monaco line, others will be considerably reduced.
In a leaked official document from 2014, it would appear that the French state and private motorway service providers reached an agreement that the latter party will be able to increase its rates and tolls every year between 2019 and 2023.
The launch of the hunting season in the south of France has brought with it death of a human nature. This weekend, a man has reportedly died after falling 150m into a ravine and a father and son are believed to be suffering minor injuries, having been shot at by another hunter.