Whether above the clouds or on the ground, all realms of the Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Eurowings are set to benefit from a long-term project of digital investment. Lufthansa became the first airline to offer internet access on its long-haul commercial flights back in 2003. Again in 2010, it was the first to provide broadband on intercontinental flights.
The sun might be going down, but the action has only just begun! During July and August, the Grand Hyatt Martinez’s private beach – Zplage – is hosting a range of non-stop exclusive evenings and entertainment soirées right on the Croisette’s golden sand.
From open air cinema to festivals, concerts and exhibitions the picturesque town of Valbonne has really turned up the heat on this summer’s activities. Best of all: almost all of the events organised by the mairie are free of charge and open to everyone.
The Arlette Gruss circus is one of the most popular circus’ in France and this year, it will spend six weeks touring the French Riviera. The circus was first created in 1985 by Madame Arlette Gruss (1930-2006) and seven generations of Gruss’ have kept the circus running through the years, with each yearly show more exciting and inventive than the last.
The city now has its own local equivalent to ‘Made in France’ — Grasse expertise — which was launched in the world capital of perfume in June. From cultivators of flowers to perfumers, manufacturers, designers, teachers and researchers, Grasse and its nearby neighbours have a unique and combined expertise in the field of fragrance.
Fragonard is a well-known name in Grasse — if not the most famous — and everyone will recognise it as a prestigious perfumer brand in the region. But not all know that the family name goes back to the city’s celebrated son, artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard. A painter and sketcher who was born in Grasse in 1732, Jean-Honoré was one of the most important artists in 18th century France and he is revered in his hometown even though he only spent a few years there.
A new exhibition featuring some of the most iconic bronze statues of the 19th and 20th century is coming to the south of France this summer. Rodin’s infamous bronze sculpture ‘Les Bourgeois de Calais’ will be among eight of his works on display for the new exhibition opening in the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Provence this July. The opening of the exhibition will take place from 7th July to 9th September. Fourteen other statues will be included in the exhibition, all created by Rodin’s contemporaries.
In late June, Monaco welcomed high-profiled guests for an exclusive film premiere of the ‘Corail- Cœur de l’Ocean’ documentary at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco as Prince Albert II and the Honorary Consul of the Philippines to Monaco, Patricia Zobel de Ayala, introduced their journey to the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in the Philippines.