Recent Articles

  • 2024 Olympic Games in Nice and Marseille

    Last Monday, Paris was formally chosen as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after its rival candidate city Los Angeles agreed to welcome the 2028 Olympics instead. The French capital, however, is not in a position to manage all of the events, which explains why Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse, Nantes, Saint Etienne and Lille have all been selected as co-hosts of sporting events from football to sailing.

  • Promenade du Paillon welcomes new water fountain

    Last week, the Promenade Paillon inaugurated a new eco-friendly water fountain, which freely distributes still and sparkling water to residents and tourists.

  • Record: 376 film projects on the Côte d'Azur in 2016

    Movie producers throughout history have been fascinated with the French Riviera’s majestic setting, but it was in 2016 that the Alpes-Maritimes gained particular attention worldwide with 12 feature films, eight TV series and 97 advertisements shot in the region. As such, the multi-million euro film industry has become an important economic factor for the Côte d'Azur.

  • Region placed on heatwave alert

    This week, 12 departments across France, including the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes, have been placed heatwave alert by Météo France. Temperatures should reach their peak at midday on Thursday with 33°C on the beaches and close to 40°C in the valleys.

  • Hermann's tortoise needs our help

    Back in 2003, wild fires oblitereated sections of the forest in the Esterel and Maures mountain ranges in the Var department, destroying more than 200 square kilometers  of forestry. This summer has seen an unfortunate relapse and the area has suffered greatly from droughts, strong winds, intense heat and, once again, forest fires.

  • A summer with the Casino de Monte-Carlo

    At the heart of Monaco, the Casino de Monte-Carlo holds a privileged seat as perhaps the world’s most eminent gambling venue. This summer, the select location is inviting all risk-takers to a new event that no one has seen before…

  • The wildfires of Provence

    In recent weeks, the Côte d’Azur has experienced more than its fair share of the summer heat with numerous wildfires sparked in the Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Bouches du Rhônes departments. While the situation now appears to have stabilised, in part thanks to the drop in winds, more than 6,000 firefighters have struggled against the flames that have ravaged nearly 7,000 acres of vegetation across the south of France.

  • Chagall: trading colour for form

    Marc Chagall is an artist we think we know. When someone mentions his name, certain images will come to mind — floating figures in the sky, perhaps a married couple, a goat, a bouquet, a brightly coloured fiddler, a cockerel, a village… We see this artist as brightly coloured dreamscapes. The fact that Chagall lived locally and depicted Vence and St Paul de Vence so beautifully makes him even more special. However, the current exhibition at Musée Marc Chagall in Nice, which is open until 28th August, provides a rare opportunity to reconsider this artist through his sculpture work.