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Two girls, 15 and 17, have been arrested following suspicions they may have been preparing a bomb attack in the L’Ariane quartier of Nice and in Levens. The teens were arrested by the General Directorate for Internal Security on 1st April and have been placed under police surveillance whilst the investigations continue.
For all the jazz lovers visiting and living on the Côte d’Azur, the annual music festival Jazz à Juan is taking place at Pinède Gould at Juan-les-Pins from 14th to 23rd July. The line-up this year includes music legends such as Macy Gray, Sting, Tom Jones and Hiromi.
At the end of this week, Antibes will receive the honour of achieving the European status of Une Ville et Métiers d’Art. A significant feather in the town’s creative cap, this award brings extra status to the town within the European Union as well as to gaining funding for the promotion of the artistic work that is carried out here.
‘Le jardinage est écrit sur la terre’ is Jean-Luc Danneyrolles’ battle cry. For 32 years, this anarchist poet-gardener has been carefully tending the same small piece of earth in Vaucluse, nurturing and guarding the rare strains of ancient and rare vegetables to which he has devoted his life.
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.