Mimosa Kids Fun Run: Children helping children

Mimosa Kids Fun Run c. Mimosa MattersThe Côte d'Azur's favourite cancer charity is hosting their second annual Kids Fun Run, allowing children of all ages to contribute to the cause in their own way. Immensley successful at the first event in 2018, this year is sure to build on that. Read more

Expo Rose: Grasse celebrates the queen of flowers

Expo Rose 2019Grasse once again celebrates the arrival of its treasured rose! The queen of flowers is once again the guest of honour in the perfume city, with 6,000 roses in bouquets and 15,000 rose bushes for sale during the 49th "ExpoRose". 25,000 more roses adorn fountains and house facades in the old town.Read more

Fem Galore: The new private women's club in Monaco

Yana Aintabi, founder of Fem GaloreRecently a new Private Women’s Club, different from any other has been launched – and the founder, Yana Aintabi, is based in Monaco.
Yana’s unique life experiences made her decide it was time to find a way to share her passion, interest in human psychology and what makes us happy, and her knowledge of art, business and life. Read more

Nice's Tramline 3 will connect the stadium to the airport

Mayor Christian Estrosi presents the 3rd line Photo: Nina BarthPresentation of line 3: The Mayor of Nice presented the future third tram line. Crossings will be secured with traffic lights and new green areas will be created. The opening of a large park in this western part of the city is planned for next year.Read more

Second Canneseries Festival

From Friday 5 to Wednesday 10 April, Cannes is the host city for the second edition of CANNESERIES, the awards festival for television series.Read more

Mimosa's Masquerade Ball raises money for cancer

Spend a glamorous and fun evening while raising serious funds. The local Anglophone cancer charity Mimosa Matters is pulling out all the stops for a truly magical evening with all the glitter and glamour befitting the French Riviera. Their annual black-tie charity gala is one of their biggest fundraising events and a great excuse to get fancy and have 'ball' at the same time. This year they are going all-out with a Masquerade Ball at the Hotel Negresco on 30 March. Tickets are still available!Read more

Winter Festivals of the Côte d'Azur

Menton Fete du Citron C. Ville de MentonJanuary and February, right in the depths of winter, can be the dreariest of months. Throughout northern Europe, a deep chill has set-in, people stay indoors to hide from the cold and sunshine is but daydream for many. Fortunately for us, the French Riviera offers a more temperate climate and bright sunshine almost every day. Not only can we still enjoy the outdoors, but thanks to our microclimate, the region comes alive with vibrant yellow mimosas, citrus fruits galore and little violets for all sorts of delicacies.Read more

British Embassy hosts Brexit meeting in Cannes

Brexit Referendum By George Hodan https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=180560&picture=brexit-referendum-ukBrexit has British expats in a state of limbo. With no amicable deal on the horizon and France going ahead with their ‘no deal’ back-up plan, there are so many questions that have yet to be answered. 

The British Embassy in Paris is organising a series of regional information meetings across France. For the Côte d'Azur, the British Embassy Citizens Outreach in Cannes will be holding one of these informational meetings on 31 January. Another meeting will be held in Monaco on 19 February. Read more

Mimosa Coffee Morning

Raise a cup for a good cause! Mimosa Matters is starting the new year off with a great goal: to host the largest Coffee Morning in the South of France. But they need our help to do it.Read more

The end of an era: Madame Augier, owner of Negresco dies

Madame Jeanne Augier (C) DRThe start of 2019 saw the loss of one of Nice’s most iconic personalities. On 7 January, Madame Jeanne Augier, owner of the Negresco Hotel since 1957, passed away at the age of 96. She was influential in bringing the city of Nice to world recognition with the grand hotel that she inherited from her father. Together with her husband, Paul Augier, they made the Negresco a luxurious palace that became a favourite with the rich and famous. Read more