Recent Articles

  • Whatsalp: protecting the Alps

    For nearly three months, the Whatsalp hiking group has been crossing the Alps, from Vienna to Nice, to document the effects of the never-ending expansion of transit traffic. In an interview with Dominik Siegrist, a geographer and member of Whatsalp, he described the most striking changes of the mountain region over the past 25 years. 

  • 11 compulsory vaccines for January 2018

    There are currently only three child vaccinations required by law in France: diphtheria, tetanus and polio. For 2018, the new French Minister of Health, Agnes Buzyn, decided to extend the number of mandatory vaccinations to 11 in an effort to crack down on increasing rates of historic viruses and diseases. The new additions are: haemophilus influenzae B, whooping cough, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal C and pneumococcal.

  • High risks of fires

    Despite a dip in temperatures, the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var remain on high alert this week due to the continued risk of forest fires.

  • The Côte d'Azur overcomes the tourism crisis following terrorist strike in 2016

    This year, following a poor end to the tourism summer season following terror attack of July 2016, the Côte d'Azur has gotten back on its feet with swelling numbers both in flight reservations and hotel bookings.

  • Discreet insights into Pigozzi's famous pool parties in Antibes

    The multimillion-dollar jet setter, businessman, art collector and philanthropist Jean Pigozzi has been throwing unforgettable pool parties at his villa in the south of France during the Cannes Film Festival for years. Guests like Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Tony Bennett, and Jane Fonda have all graced his Villa Dorane on the Cap d’Antibes with their presence — forever immortalised by Pigozzi's camera. 

  • Orchestra of Saint Petersburg performs in Nice

    On 10th September, the Orchestra of Saint Petersburg will make an appearance at the Opera of Nice, led by Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo.

  • Nice’s oldest woman dies at 110

    Yesterday, Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi announced the death of the city’s oldest female resident, Fernande Bataille.

  • Bord de Mer given new name

    Known among many in the area as simply the Bord de Mer, the coastal road that links Antibes to Cagnes-sur-Mer via Villeneuve-Loubet (formerly called Route du Bord de Mer) has been given a new name: Boulevard des Italians.