Provence & Côte d'Azur: Air France workers have planned to strike this Saturday due to 'a deterioration in working conditions'
Air France workers are planning to strike this Saturday, just as the country embarks on its annual summer holidays. While the majority of the action will take place in Paris, passengers flying to and from the Nice Côte d'Azur airport can expect delays.
Read more … Air France strikes to disrupt holidaymakers
Provence & Côte d’Azur: retirees discovered their summer homes illegally occupied
Owners of summer apartments in Nice were shocked this week to find that new occupants had moved in to their properties, without their knowledge. Meanwhile, the tenants were just as surprised to learn that their contracts and deposits were being collected by an elaborate scammer. Read more … Empty apartments in Nice used to scam house-hunters
Provence & Côte d’Azur: bookshop's contribution to the city's appeal recognised by Mayor Lisnard.
The owners of an English-language bookshop in Cannes have been awarded the city’s gold medal in honour of their three-decade contribution to the city’s multicultural atmosphere.Read more … Cannes English Bookshop given city’s gold award
Provence & Côte d’Azur: the government proposals aim to lower medicine prices
France’s economic watchdog has delivered a report to the government recommending that supermarkets be allowed to sell common over-the-counter medicines. It says the result will be cheaper products for consumers.Read more … France considers ending pharmacy monopoly on OTCs
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Even the most experienced climbers can face danger on treacherous Mont Blanc
It has been revealed that both climbers killed in a Mont Blanc fall this weekend were Irish nationals. Their deaths come as Jean-Marc Peillex, mayor of Saint Gervais, has filed an official complaint against a self-proclaimed American "adrenaline junkie" for attempting to climb the dangerous mountain with his two young children. Read more … Mont Blanc debate heats up after Irish deaths
Provence & Côte d’Azur: the wireless communication network will offer tourists free audio guides at Nice’s museums
Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi is expanding futuristic NFC technology throughout the city, with free multilingual audio guides to be introduced for visitors to Nice’s most famous museums and sights. Read more … Virtual tourist guide at your fingertips
Provence & Côte d’Azur: the ship left Giglio last week amid fears of pollution on Corsica
The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived in Genoa on Sunday after a four-day trip from the island of Giglio, where it sunk two and a half years ago leaving 32 passengers dead. Read more … Costa Concordia arrives safely in Genoa
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Calls for climbing restrictions on Mont Blanc after two more climbers fall to their deaths
An Irish climber was among two who fell to their deaths while climbing Mont Blanc on the weekend. Calls are being made for more restrictions on who can climb the dangerous Mont Blanc range, which claims numerous lives each year.Read more … Mont Blanc claims an Irish national
Monaco: The free concerts are held outdoors to make the most of balmy summer evenings
Flamenco, pop, and rock are all to be represented this week as part of Monaco’s 'Les Musicales festival'. A favourite among locals and tourists alike, the concerts are admired for the quality of the performances as well as the entry cost: free!Read more … Les Musicales Concerts: from gypsy-flamenco to classic rock
Monaco: some businesses will now open on Sunday as late as 10pm.
Summer visitors to Monaco will no longer have to worry about how to fill lazy Sunday evenings, with extended shopping hours now in place across the Principality.Read more … Late night Sunday shopping comes to Monaco
Monaco: the Petits Chanteurs U.S. performances were a resounding success.
The latest international trip for Monaco’s Petits Chanteurs choir has been a great success with three celebrated concerts in the U.S. capital Washington D.C. during the week of France’s national holiday. Read more … Monegasque children’s choir goes to Washington