Provence & Côte d'Azur: Beekeepers concerned over increasing number of exotic hornet
Asian hornets are becoming increasingly numerous in Provence Alps Côte d’Azur, a worrying trend for local beekeepers as the species continues to threaten their hives.Read more … Asian hornets threaten region’s bees
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Travellers faced lengthly delays in their journeys on Saturday due to wind shear which stopped a plane from landing.
Turbulent weather in the Baie des Anges on Saturday left travellers enduring a chaotic and much longer journey than originally planned. There were 176 passengers onboard Air France Flight 7889 which left Nantes shortly after 14h, with an expected arrival time in Nice at 15h25.Read more … Turbulence disrupts flights to and from Nice Airport
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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Ever fancied a trip in a private jet? Cheap 'empty leg' flights are a cheap and convenient way to fly.
A flight to the south of France for £171 sounds like an unmissable bargain. Now throw in some free champagne, and the fact that you’ll be flying on a private jet to Cannes and it is an opportunity that would bring into question your sanity if you refused.Read more … Luxury on a budget
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Destruction of posidonia plant in Port Cros national park
In Port Cros National Park, in the Var, huge numbers of boats mooring in the peak summer season are disrupting the balance of the marine environments, raising the question of whether a more ecological mooring system should be put in place. Read more … Marine wildlife in Port Cros under threat from pollution
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Drop in tourist activity throughout the region in July and August
So far this summer, the tourism industry on the Côte d’Azur has experienced a general decline in activity from French tourists, leaving experts holding out hope for September to break the trend. Read more … Côte d’Azur experiences decline in tourism this summer
Monaco: The world's most prestigious boat show takes a fresh approach
Next month, the Monaco Yacht Show will take pride of place on Monaco's Port Hercule. But visitors will notice something a little different this year. The Riviera Times spoke to Gaelle Tallarida, general director of the Monaco Yacht Show, about the direction of the 2014 event. Read more … MYS 2014: a new direction and more space
Monaco: Marlborough Gallery ignites the senses with McCarthy-Bouchet exhibition
Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet, two world-renowned American artists-provocateurs, give the Marlborough Gallery in Monaco artistic shock treatment with their 'Double Deck' exhibition.Read more … Not for gourmets and the thin skinned
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Fourteen people rescued from onboard the Amapolla yacht after she began taking on water
The CrossMed had to rescue 14 people off of a 38m luxury yacht last night after it began taking on water. The boat, which was motoring under a British flag, put out a mayday call early on Thursday evening after the captain noticed the alarming amount of water rushing into the hold.Read more … SNSM called to action after luxury yacht begins taking on water
Monaco: Visitors to the first Blob show will be able to try the sport out for free
Take to the skies on the 30th August in a rather unconventional manner at the first ever Monaco Blob show. Blob® is an aerial aquatic sport that involves one participant jumping from a platform onto a giant airbag which then catapults their teammate into the air, to perform flips and twists before plunging into the sea. Read more … Exciting new sport coming to Monaco