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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nightclub events, exhibitions and the carnival parade are all on offer over the weekend

Nice prepares to host France's first gay carnival

Carnival fever continues this Friday as Nice plays host to a type of celebration that has never been seen before in France: a gay carnival! ‘Lou Queernaval’ promises to be a magical and vibrant evening, with the fun continuing throughout the weekend.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Arsenal must now score three in the second leg

Monaco stun Arsenal in Champions League

On an historic night in North London, AS Monaco delivered one of their best ever Champions League performances to beat Arsenal 3-1. Goals from Kondogbia, Berbatov and Ferreira Carrasco left their opponents reeling and ensured that Monaco will begin the second leg at the Stade Louis II in a commanding position.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Fréjus' FN council believe the directive would go against the secular principles of the school

Fréjus council against Arabic lessons in schools

The Front National council of Fréjus says it is opposed to the idea of introducing Arabic classes to one of the town’s schools. Despite being in accordance with a law passed over 35 years ago, the councillor in charge of academic affairs claims that schools should focus primarily on learning French. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Government plan to introduce new measures to reduce figure

1 in 5 French women continue to smoke during pregnancy

A new study commissioned by the French government has revealed the shocking statistic that one in five female smokers continues the habit after falling pregnant. France now finds itself in the unenviable position of having the highest rate of pregnant smokers in Europe. Read more …

25.02.2015 0

Monaco: The types of comedy included in the competition's shortlist range from black humour to Japanese manga

Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival begins

This year’s Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival is underway and is attracting some of the biggest names in world cinema. Eight films of varying comedy sub-genres will be shown over eight days at the Théâtre des Variétés. Read more …

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Monaco: Michael Graydon was last seen on Friday at 1.35am

Search continues for missing Brit in Monaco

The family of a missing Englishman have told The Riviera Times that they're overwhelmed by the response they've received in their search for 29-year-old Michael Graydon, who vanished during a trip to Monaco on the weekend. A large contingent of friends and family are gathering in the Principality as the search continues for the father-of-one. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Guided walks, film screenings, exhibitions and reconstructions are planned to celebrate the bicentenary

200 years on: Alpes Maritimes celebrates Napoleon’s landing

This year marks the bicentenary of Napoleon’s famous landing in Golfe Juan, and to celebrate the occasion a generous programme of events is scheduled throughout the region. Read more …

24.02.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Around 40 other seizures are being planned

France confiscates passports of suspected jihadists

Six French citizens suspected of planning to travel to Syria to take part in jihadist activities have had their passports seized by the government. Prime Minister Manuel Valls has claimed “there will be more” in the near future.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The 10% cut in official cars will produce around 150 million euros

Government to cut fleet of official vehicles

France is to sell thousands of its official cars in a new bid to streamline government expenses. The move will produce around 150 million euros, and comes as part of an extensive two-year government savings plan. Read more …

23.02.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Passengers who are found without a valid ticket risk a 50 euro fine

SNCF ups fine for non-ticket holders

SNCF is to increase its fines for fare-dodging passengers, amongst other new measures which aim to fight against fraud. The national rail company says it loses more than 300 million euros per year as a result of fraudulent behaviour, money which would go a long way towards funding improved services across the country. Read more …

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Monaco: The project has been launched by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation

Monaco to host South African rugby exchange

At a prestigious cocktail party hosted by HRH Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation revealed its new sport and education projects for 2015. One of the main initiatives will be the South Africa – Monaco Rugby Exchange which will see children from both countries travelling to play the game in the opposite hemisphere. Read more …