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Monaco: The Principality begins its Christmas celebrations in style

Monte Carlo Moscow Christmas Ball

The highly exclusive Monte Carlo Moscow Christmas Ball celebrates the close relationship between Russia and Monaco, bringing together the sophistication of Monaco and the splendour of Russia, to create a unique and unforgettable event to begin the Christmas festivities. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Well-known paraplegic from Menton rises to great challenge

Disabled man to climb the Eiffel tower

After having pushed his way from Le Havre to Menton in a wheelchair, the ambitious man plans to climb the Eiffel tower on his prosthetic legs. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The 12 year project will come to an end early next year

Pasteur 2 Hospital to open its doors in February

The end is in sight for the long awaited development of Nice's Pasteur 2 Hospital. After numerous setbacks and deadline extensions, the hospital's first patients are expected to be welcomed in February 2015. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Marussia driver remains in a critical condition but is no longer in an artificial coma

Injured F1 driver Jules Bianchi returns to Nice

Jules Bianchi has been transferred to the intensive care unit in his home city of Nice. The driver, who suffered severe head injuries after crashing in the Japanese Grand Prix, is no longer in an induced coma but remains in a critical condition. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Diminished train services scheduled this weekend across the Côte d'Azur as strike action announced

Strike to disrupt regional train services

Regional train strikes will affect services on the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur network this weekend, with scheduled disruptions stretching across the coast from Marseille to Tende, as well as those between here and Paris. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Four people placed in custody after recent student attacks

University students attacked in Nice

A spate of violent attacks around the Arts Faculty of Nice's Sophia Antipolis University has caused panic amongst students.Read more …

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Monaco: Princess Charlene is keeping the gender of the twins a secret

Prince Albert won't know babies' gender until the big day

Prince Albert II of Monaco has revealed that he doesn't want to know the genders of the newest additions to the Palace because he likes surprises. The babies are expected to be born very soon, as His Serene Highness confirms that his children are likely to arrive ahead of their due date.Read more …

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France: People all over the world are eagerly anticipating the release of the new wine

Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 to be released at midnight

Tomorrow - the third Thursday of November - marks an important point in France’s cultural calendar. It is the date when Beaujolais Nouveau is released for sale. And while some of us will be enjoying a bottle of the young red with a nice cheese plate, others will be relaxing in a 13,000 litre spa of bubbling Beaujolais. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Prized lots included Napoleon’s diamond encrusted sword and his traditional bicorne hat which sold for €1.9 million euros.

Napoleon sale raises 10 million euros for Palace

Parisien auction house Osenat has revealed that last weekend’s sale of Napoleonic memorabilia raised €10 million euros for the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Amongst the stars of the auction were Napoleon’s diamond encrusted sword which sold for €400,000 and one of his renowned bicorn hats, purchased by a South Korean bidder for €1.9 million. Read more …

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France: Recent survey reveals problems with grading in schools

Parents call for new grading system in French schools

The majority of parents who took part in a new survey, and whose children are in the French school system, are considerably unhappy with the current educational grading technique, which is based upon a 20-point scale. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Resorts in the southern Alps boast thick snow as beginning of season nears

Region’s ski resorts to open on time

With the ski season expected to start on 6th December in the Southern Alps, excitement is mounting among keen skiers and snowboarders. The slopes experienced the first heavy coating of snow this week, a great start for resorts in the region and surrounding areas. Read more …