The Tour de France begins stage 3 of its course in the South

Tour de France 2020 LogoAt 12.10 pm today, in front of the Allianz Riviera, the Tour de France's third stage will proceed. This parkour, which takes the racers from Nice to Sisteron, is known as the "sprinting stage." It consists of 198km, 2,300 meters of elevation gain, and four mountain passes. The Var sprinter, Christopher Laporte, described it as: "a real pain in the neck." Furthermore, the Tour de France motto this year is "2020": 2 meters away from racers, autographs, mandatory gestures (masks and gel), and selfies. Set to finish on 20 September, this sport’s event will be far from ordinary.Read more

End of season ski specials in Auron!

Ski Auron photo: Robert PalombeBarely one and a half hours to the north of Nice, snow-covered peaks rise up into the sky until deep into Spring. One of the top ski areas in the Maritime Alps is Auron, where, in addition to the magic of the slopes, the village atmosphere is just right.Read more

Monte-Carlo Tennis Masters: Tickets on sale now

2018 Rolex Masters winner Fognini @RealisThe date for the upcoming Tennis Masters in Monaco has been fixed for some time - now the advanced sale of tickets has also started. Don't miss this opening tournament right here in our own backyard between 11 and 19 April 2020. Monaco hosts the world's best tennis players while they compete for the title at one of the most spectacular tournaments. So whether you're a tennis fan or not, don't start at only 22 euros.Read more

Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes 2019

Nice Cannes Marathon 2018 c.Ville de NiceThe Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes is the second most important marathon in France after Paris. This year, the marathon celebrates its 12th Anniversary and will take place on the 3rd November 2019, starting from the Promenade des Anglais. Read more

The story of one mountain town & its drive for alternatives

When temperatures on the coast and in the cities soar, we can always find freshness in the lower Alps. For communities like Caille, however, changes in the climate are making the step from winter destination to summer something much more permanent.Read more

Teeing off on the Côte d'Azur: Saint Endréol

Any golfer passing along the A8 motorway should know – and make a stop at – Saint Endréol. It’s been described as one of France’s flagship courses and was designed by Michel Gayon, who is responsible for dozens of excellent sites developed in the last 30 years.Read more

Gravel Origins 83: Roc d’Azur’s new adventure

© Roc d'AzurThis autumn, the 35th edition of Roc d’Azur will be the stage of a new race: the Gravel Origins 83, an opportunity for gravel bike riders to discover the most impressive landscapes of the Var.Read more

One kitesurfer's Tour de France

Kitesurfer Matthieu Girolet has finished his epic tour of the French coast – from Dunkirk to Nice – on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. The 44-year-old from Béziers had been at sea for over a month and completed over 2,400 kilometres when he made landfall yesterday afternoon.Read more

Golf de Valescure: where golf has been played for 120 years

Golf de Valescure is a time-honoured place founded by a group of English aristocrats who, appreciative of the mild climate in the French Riviera, began playing here as far back as 1895. Some years later, in around 1910, the course was extended to 18 holes by the famous and acclaimed golf course architect Harry Shapland Colt. Valescure can’t claim to be the oldest in France – that’s in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, and opened in 1856 – but it has certainly welcomed many generations of golfers on to its lawns and is the longest established in the Var. Read more

The Monaco Grand Prix

Racing in the principality dates back the reign of Prince Louis II, who authorised an event in 1929. The current track harks back to 1950 and, since 1955, Monaco has been a regular and ever-popular fixture on the FIA calendar. There have been barely any alterations to the course in almost 70 years.Read more