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Provence & Côte d'Azur: New model of TER is more spacious, more comfortable and more eco-friendly

SNCF unveils impressive new train

SNCF’s new ‘Regio 2N’ service embarked on its first official journey in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur yesterday. The 16 TER trains boast a modern, eco-friendly design and increased capacity, and will be in full circulation across the region by next year. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: General crime drops but violent crimes and theft increasing in the Alpes Maritimes

Burglaries on the rise

Violence and burglaries are on the rise in the Alpes Maritimes, according to the latest crime statistics. While general crime has fallen slightly, there are several areas which continue to plague the region, giving it one of the highest crime rates in the country. Read more …

27.01.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The 3,300 kilometre link stops at 29 different cities on the journey

Nice to Moscow train celebrates fifth birthday

The Nice to Moscow rail link celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. The service was inaugurated in 2010 and provides a weekly link between the two cities. The journey takes 48 hours and serves around 7,000 travellers each year, allowing passengers to discover the breathtaking scenery of Europe at a leisurely pace. Read more …

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27.01.2015 0

Monaco: Over 10,000 items in 3,400 lots will go under the hammer during the sale

Strong start for Hôtel de Paris auction

The opening days of the historic auction at the Hôtel de Paris have provided a memorable start to the unique sale, which began on Sunday. Buyers from around the globe are descending on Monaco to invest in a part of the timeless elegance which characterises this Monegasque institution, made famous by the likes of Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. One of the biggest surprises came from the Winston Churchill suite, with pieces quadrupling their estimate. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The property features 30 bedrooms in total

Lady Di & Dodi Al Fayed love nest up for sale in Saint Tropez

The sprawling Saint Tropez villa where Princess Di was wooed by Dodi Al Fayed is going under the hammer. The mansion, say insiders, has been pretty much untouched since the world’s most famous princess vacationed there in 1997 – just eight days before her death in a Paris tunnel.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: New road safety action plan introduced to reduce number of road accidents

Lower alcohol limit among new road safety measures

Lowering the legal alcohol limit and banning mobile phone headsets are among a host of new road safety measures to be introduced in France this year. By targeting bad driving habits, the interior ministry aims to halve the number of road deaths within the next five years.Read more …

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Monaco: The defending champion won the four day event by a margin of 58 seconds

Ogier wins third successive Monte Carlo Rally

The Alpes Maritimes once again welcomed the world’s best rally drivers for the 83rd annual Monte Carlo Rally on the weekend. The defending champion Sébastien Ogier made it three successive wins in the prestigious event, holding off competition from the likes of Sébastien Loeb and Robert Kubica. On Thursday, as part of the opening ceremony, celebrities took to the streets of the Principality to showcase their driving skills in the rally cars. Read more …

26.01.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: 64-year old woman killed in collision on Promenade involving suspected drunk driver

Woman killed by speeding car on Promenade

A woman was killed on Saturday night after being hit by a car on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The driver is thought to have been drunk and racing another vehicle at high speeds when the collision occurred. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Police believe that an arsonist is on the loose in the area

Restaurant latest target in Var arson attacks

A series of fires which have plagued the Var in recent weeks have continued with a restaurant on the outskirts of St. Tropez the latest target. The blaze comes just days after a boatyard went up in flames in Cogolin. According to police, there is no doubt an arsonist is behind the attacks. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Train delays protest draws hundreds of people

200 protest against poor SNCF service

SNCF passengers gathered in Nice on the weekend to protest against the delays and cancellations seen on train services across the region in 2014. The company's CEO promised the angry crowd - from a distance - that disruptions will be reduced this year. Read more …