12.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The residents of Nice will soon crown their next king!

Nice Carnival 2016 is here!

Nice Carnival, which is held every February, is one of the biggest and most spectacular carnivals in the world alongside the Brazilian Carnival and the Venetian Carnival. The oldest publication regarding the event dates back to 1294 when the Count of Provence, Charles Anjou, mentions how he spent “the joyous days of the carnival” which makes it one of the oldest carnivals in the world. Read more …

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12.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The 83rd Lemon Festival is here again: One of the quirkiest carnivals in the world!

Menton Lemon Festival returns!

The Lemon Festival is back in Menton from 13th February to 2nd March. It's truly one of the most surreal and unique festivals in the world, with highlights including the Golden Fruit Parade, featuring floats constructed of thousands of oranges and lemons shaped into all kinds of imaginative designs. Read more …

11.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Under Macron Law shops can now open on Sundays until midnight

Riviera shops can now open on Sundays

The change is already in effect in Paris where the new “international tourist zones” permit shops to open on Sundays until late - and now the green light has been given for similar zones on the French Riviera. The new opening hours apply to special areas of Nice, Cannes, Saint–Laurent–Du–Var and Cagnes–Sur–Mer. Read more …

10.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: A new way to celebrate St Valentine's Day...

'Destination Valentine' in Antibes...

With its charming Old Town and attractive coastal paths, Antibes is an ideal place for romance on the French Riviera. On the 13th and 14th of February the association 'Antibes Cœur d’Azur' plans to offer something a bit special to couples with “Destination Valentine”.Read more …

10.02.2016 0

Monaco: Residents will have access to UPENN care network

Launch of Grace-Penn Medicine Concierge Service

The official launch of "Grace-Penn Medicine Concierge Service" was held this morning at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Stéphane Valeri, Government Counsellor for Social Affairs and Health; Patrick Bini, Director of the Princess Grace Hospital; Professor Larry Jameson, Dean of the University and Pennsylvania Hospital (UPENN) as well as several professors and doctors were in attendance. Read more …

09.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The man was convicted of manslaughter

Drunk driver sentenced to 5 years in prison

In May 2015, a 15 year old boy named Dylan Georges was fatally struck by a car being driven by a 28-year-old estate agent who had been drinking and was drivingin excess of the speed limit. The accident occurred on the Napoleon III Bridge between Nice and Saint-Laurent-du-Var.Read more …

08.02.2016 0

Heavy snow (finally) falls at ski resorts close to Nice

While it was raining cats and dogs on the Riviera seaboard this weekend, high up in the mountains framing the magnificent coastline a flurry of snow brought delight to skiers and snowboarders. Until Saturday and Sunday, disappointingly small amounts of snow had fallen on the peaks closest to Nice and Cannes but now Auron and Isola 2000 ski resorts boast 50cm and 60-70cm respectively. Read more …

08.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: "Her name was Jackie" looks into the life of the First Lady, Jackie Kennedy

Exploring the life of Jackie Kennedy

The fascinating and glamorous story of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is coming to Nice after successful runs in Luxembourg and Paris. "Her name was Jackie," will adorn the walls of the Galerie Ferrero in Nice. Read more …

04.02.2016 3

Provence & Côte d'Azur:Christian Estrosi has welcomed progress made at Nice airport

Nice airport opens up to new flight routes

Christian Estrosi, President of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Mayor of Nice and President of the Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur has welcomed new flight connections linking Nice with new international hubs, but says more should be done to make Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport more competitive. Read more …

04.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: A carnival quite like no other...

Independent Carnival of Saint Roch

The 27th Carneval Independent Saint Roch will take place this Sunday (7 February) from noon. This is truly a unique carnival, not to be missed, which involves lots of food and drink as well as dressing up, riding 'chariots' and throwing flour.Read more …

03.02.2016 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The property was the chief filming location for Grace Kelly movie, “To Catch a Thief”

Hitchcock mansion for sale for over $53.5million

The stunning Castle of la Croix des Gardes is being put on the market after 56 years by the owner of Perrier for $53.5million. It was built in 1919 in the Quartier des Anglais in the Bay of Cannes. Read more …