France - and Nice - to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

France has won the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of South Africa – who appeared to be the favourite in recent months – and Ireland. It will be the first time that the country has independently held the tournament on its own soil as back in 2007, grounds in Ireland and Wales were used as well as those in France.Read more

Let the ski season begin!

Following almost a metre’s dump of snow last weekend, the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur has announced that some of the local ski resorts will be opening a whole week earlier than anticipated… And that means next weekend!Read more

Cannes: Red Bull’s first ever air race in France

For the first time in the history of the adrenaline and jet-powered competition, the Red Bull Air Race Wold Championship is heading to France. Cannes has been selected as the location for the second stage of the international event, which begins in Abu Dhabi on 2nd February 2018. The City of Film will host Round 2 on 21st and 22nd April.Read more

Tickets go on sale for Rolex Masters

Tennis fans can now reserve their seats at the 2018 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament, which is taking place at the principality’s Country Club from 14th to 22nd April next year. Sea view seats for some of the biggest games have already sold out so it’s best to buy early if you plan on attending with world-renowned event!Read more

No Finish Line: race to the stars

After nearly 13,500 runners raced more than the distance to the moon during the 2016 No Finish Line charity run in Monaco, organisers are reaching for the stars in this year’s event. From Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th November, an estimated 14,000 participants will be hoping to break the 400,000-kilometre barrier as they raise funds for different associations in aid of sick and disadvantaged children.Read more

Ski resorts announce start of season

Summer is barely over, but some of us are already looking forward to the winter! This week, along with the first fews flakes of snow falling on the mountains of the Mercantour, ski stations Isola 2000 and Auron have announced their opening dates.Read more

Tour de France 2017: Marseille on the route

On 22nd July, for the first time, Marseille will host a 22.5km-long individual time trial for the most prestigious cycling race in the world: the Tour de France.Read more

IRONMAN of Nice on 23rd July

The much-anticipated IRONMAN triathlon will attract some of the greatest athletes in the world and hundreds of sport enthusiasts to the Promenade des Anglais on 23rd July for one of the Côte d’Azur’s leading summer sporting events.Read more

Golf de Saint Donat in Grasse

“A golf course? Here?” were our collective thoughts as we headed behind the town of Mouans-Sartoux on the route de Cannes towards Grasse. Yet in this densely populated place, there is still plenty of space for the Saint Donat golf club.Read more

Snorkelling excursions from Nice to Villefranche sur Mer

This summer, the Discovery Center of the Marine World - Centre de Découverte du Monde Marin – is organising snorkelling excursions for adults and children to discover the beautiful underwater environment of our region.Read more