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Monaco:Two world-renowned modern dance companies take centre stage

Kylian European premiere

Fans of modern dance are in for a treat this month as two world-renowned companies perform at the Monaco Dance Forum: Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet (from Geneva) and Kylian Productions performing a European premiere of this famous Czech choreographer's East Shadow commissioned for the Aichi Triennale 2013 in Japan on the theme of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.Read more …

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18.04.2014 0

Lifestyle: Fashion shows, concerts and acrobats in Cannes

Shop til you drop

It hosts one of the most prestigious International film festivals in the world, but Cannes is more than just a travel destination for its film festival, it’s also famous for luxury shopping. The glamorous resort city is hosting its 11th edition of the Cannes Shopping Festival with an array of fashion events scheduled over four evenings. Spectacular fashion shows, elegant parties, red carpet events and more will be included this Easter holiday weekend. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Human Rights Court ruled that French police used excessive force

France ordered to compensate shooting victim’s family

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the French State to pay nearly 100,000 euros in damages to the family of a gypsy who was killed in 2008. Joseph Guerdner was shot dead in Draguignan in the Var by French police as he tried to escape custody after being interrogated for armed robbery.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Train services are disrupted today as the Easter weekend begins

SNCF strike

Due to a strike, TER train services will be reduced today for the Les Arcs-Nice-Ventimiglia line. Many commuters to Monaco will face difficulties throughout the day, particularly during rush hours. But extra train services are scheduled to accommodate large crowds in the Principality this Easter weekend. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth are also expected to appear for the festival's opening film

Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

US stars Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Channing Tatum, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Ryan Reynolds are likely to hit the red carpet for this year’s Cannes Film Festival – notably less Hollywood A-listers than previous events. The festival has now announced its lineup for 2014, a year that will see a smaller number of U.S. filmmakers travel to the Croisette, and a controversial opening film of Princess Grace. Read more …

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France: Female navy officers will crew together with males for the first time ever on a submarine

France's first women to crew submarines

For the first time in France, female officers in the navy will be allowed to crew a nuclear-armed submarine. Until now, women in the French Navy were barred from submarine duty, which involves two and a half months under water, uninterrupted - twice a year. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The two prominent mobsters are expected to be extradited in the next few days

Italian mob roundup in the Côte d’Azur

In less than 24 hours, police services in Nice arrested multiple Italian mobsters from two of the biggest crime syndicates of southern Italy. Antonio Lo Russo, head of the Camorra syndicate and Vito Laterza, a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, both had European arrest warrants issued for them.Read more …

16.04.2014 0

Art Monaco'14 - fifth anniversary - special edition

Art Monaco has been the fastest growing contemporary and modern art fair in the French Riviera. Now, it is pleased to host its first jubilee with its fifth edition that will take place from April 24th to the 27th. Dedicated to showcasing contemporary and modern art in an elegant and glamorous flare, this event is surely not to be missed. Once again, art and culture enthusiasts will find themselves being enchanted over exclusive artwork that will invade the Grimaldi Forum of Monaco. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Road deaths have risen by 66% since the beginning of 2013

Var cracks down on speeding

Police in the Var have launched a new road safety campaign with a crackdown on speeding following a sharp increase in road casualties since the beginning of 2014. As part of the package, a cutting edge mobile radar mounted on an unmarked car will be on patrol seven days a week.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Postal strikes and illnesses have created a backlog of letters in Nice this week

Undelivered post in Nice

A backlog in post of around 35,000 letters is leaving some residents and businesses in Nice wondering where their mail is. Extra workers are being brought in to clear the build up. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: 7 accidents have occurred at the Promenade du Paillon's playground since it opened in October

Playground injuries: parental supervision advised

Two children were injured at the playground in the Promenade du Paillon park despite recent safety modifications, in accidents that happened less than a week apart. Similar incidents had already occurred in November, but the municipality says nothing can replace parental supervision.Read more …