Recent Articles

  • Air France summer destinations

    Air France has announced new, direct connections from Nice to Tel Aviv and Athens as well as from Marseille to the Greek capital, Stockholm and Ibiza. 

  • Marine Le Pen’s tax on foreign workers

    Presidential candidate and leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen has pledged to introduce a new tax on foreign workers, including Brits and Europeans. The far-right politician says the 10% tax will force employers to prioritise French workers while plugging the country’s welfare system.

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer A8 entrance closed

    The entrance to the A8 motorway at Cagnes-sur-Mer will be closed at night from 6th to 10th February as noise barriers are installed in three parts of the town.

  • BA announces flights to Manchester and Stansted

    Holidaymakers and expats rejoice! British Airways has revealed it will be starting two new flight routes between the south of France and the UK in May 2017.

  • New York bagels come to the French Riviera

    A franchise of the popular New York bagel joint Bruegger’s Bagels has opened at Polygone Riviera.

  • The Côte d'Azur from space

    French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the International Space Station since last November, has tweeted a stunning photo of the Côte d’Azur by night from space.

  • Good driving: the French contradiction

    It’s probably one of the biggest gripes expats have against their French contemporaries: bad driving. From a lack of respect for other road users to downright safety concerns, there’s plenty we can find to moan about, but curiously, while the French feel the same as we do about each other, barely any of them are willing to admit any guilt on their part…

  • Avalanche alert for the Alpes-Maritimes

    Weather warnings for the mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes have risen to a yellow avalanche alert today, with the prefecture advising caution throughout the weekend. Skiers in the Mercantour mountain range and particularly the Isola-Tende area are being urged to stick to the pistes after the warnings were upgraded from a Level 3 to a Level 4 in the last 24 hours.