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Nice’s Lenval children’s hospital has been gifted a generous grant of 31,359€ courtesy of the Monegasque association Children & Future. Received via the hospital’s Fondation Lenval, the money has enabled the city centre hospital to purchase an endoscope for one of its operating rooms. The acquisition will enable 250 endoscopies to be performed every year at the hospital.
The gates of Villa Eilenroc will swing open as part of Les Floralies, a wonderful rose festival dedicated to the agricultural heritage of Cap d’Antibes, on 20th May. In the years before it became a millionnaires’ playground, the Cap d’Antibes’ predominant crop was roses. The sandy, well-drained soil was the ideal consistency for rose cultivation. Sadly, all but one of the commercial rose cultivators have left the area today.
Now in its fourth year in the south of France, the annual charity race for Cancer Research UK – the Race for Life - will be taking place in the scenic Parc de l’Étang in Mougins on 11th June. This year, the race will be raising money for three different types of cancer: breast cancer, prostate cancer and neuroblastoma (cancer occurring in the nerve tissue). Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer in babies and the third most prevalent in children following leukaemia and brain cancer.
With as many of eight in 10 residents of France saying that they are bothered by cigarette smoke, Minister for Health Marisol Touraine and her team are inviting eateries around the country to sign up to a commitment charter to provide offer a smoke-free outdoor space for dining customers in exchange for free online promotion of their establishment via the newly launched materrassesanstabac.com site.
Monaco’s famous Casino Square came to a standstill over the weekend following an armed robbery on the Cartier boutique just metres from the front doors of the casino itself. Four people have now been arrested – either in the principality or in France. According to unconfirmed police reports, almost all of the jewels stolen have now been recovered.
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From the start of July, Emirates’ A380 superjumbo aircraft – the world’s biggest passenger jet – will be embarking daily from the Nice Côte d’Azur airport runway, but that’s not all. The UAE-based airline will also be offering helicopter transfer from the tarmac to Monaco as well as limousine connections to passengers from First Class to Economy.
Bradley Mitton and the Club Vivanova are to host an evening of dégustation and fusion dining at countryside hotel La Vague de St Paul in early April. The evening includes a four-course fusion menu by executive chef of the four-star hotel, Akhara Chay, as well as a tasting of three premium New World wines – a speciality of Bradley – and live entertainment at the rural property.