Provence & Côte d'Azur: Department of Cultural Affairs announces bumper line-up
A stunning line-up has been announced by the Department of Cultural Affairs for the summer 2015 season. Highlights include the 10thInternational Organ Festival of Monaco, which opened the season with a concert paying tribute to composer and President of the Prince Pierre Foundation’s Musical Council, Betsy Jolas.Read more … Summer Culture on the Cote D'Azur
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Uber is working to move drivers to its more expensive service, UberX
American based firm Uber is suspending its uberPOP service in France. The move follows angry riots by the country’s taxi drivers last week, and the questioning of Uber’s European managers. Read more … uberPOP suspended in France
Monaco:Laurent Nouvion and colleagues present key objectives to audience of 150 Monegasque attendees
The funding of the state hospital, on-going fiscal reform and quality of life in the Principality were the key issues on the agenda at the National Council of Monaco midterm meeting. The council’s president, Laurent Nouvion, set out his objectives before some 150 Monegasques at the function held by Monaco’s parliament in the Exotic Garden on Monday night.Read more … President of National Council lays out priorities
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Monaco: "I want our children to have a carefree childhood and to not be constantly in the public eye. That's not easy, but it is possible."
Prince Albert has revealed to The Riviera Times the struggles he faces trying to juggle family life and his responsibilities as prince. Speaking at a Monaco Press Club event in honour of his 10 year reign, the prince shared a personal moment with RT publisher Petra Hall, in which he spoke about his young family and his hopes for the little prince and princess.Read more … Juggling life as prince and father of twins
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Baby lemur born under zoological team's breeding and conservation programme
This furry bundle of joy is the first addition to a family of lemurs at Parc Phoenix in Nice. The tiny primate was born at the wildlife park on 5 June and has now been deemed ready to make his public debut, much to the delight of visitors. Read more … New arrival at Parc Phoenix
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Miraculous escape thanks to quick actions of train driver
A young woman escaped with only minor head injuries after being hit by a train this morning. The incident happened at Nice Ville station at 10.15am.Read more … Woman survives train collision
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Ryanair has repeatedly called on European authorities to take action to prevent more ATC strikes.
Ryanair has launched a campaign to have French air traffic controllers banned from staging strikes. It comes as the latest strike, set to take place today and tomorrow, was called off at the 11th hour, saving thousands of consumers from having to endure travel chaos. Read more … Call to ban future air traffic controllers' strikes
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Customs officials discover drugs just days after record-breaking 500kg stash found
A Polish couple has been taken into custody after 93kg of herbal cannabis was discovered in a campervan. The haul was discovered under a mattress by customs officials at a toll road in Antibes on Sunday. Read more … Campervan seized with 93kg of cannabis
Provence & Côte d'Azur: 85€ will go a long way towards helping the region
The Royal-Riviera, in partnership with the Butterfly Help Project, will be hosting an event on 29th July to help raise money for the families of Nepalese Sherpas. Following the tragic events that hit Nepal in April and May, the native mountain guides risk their lives every day to bring supplies to people in the remote valleys of the Himalayas.Read more … Royal-Riviera hosts fundraising event for Nepalese Sherpas
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Taxi drivers on charm offensive following violent protests
Taxi drivers in Cannes are offering free rides until noon today and tomorrow in an attempt to improve their public image. The goodwill gesture comes in the wake of a three-day strike which saw tyres burnt in the streets and a blockade of main access points to Nice International Airport and Cannes.Read more … Taxi drivers offer free rides