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Pilot strike could extend beyond Monday

The current Air France strike could continue past the original end date of Monday 22nd September, it has been announced. Jean-Louis Barber, president of the union leading the movement, has said negotiations have been fruitless and pilots are considering extending the crippling action. Read more …

Michelin starred chefs want ortolan back on the menu

Monegasque chef Alain Ducasse and some of his other esteemed colleagues want to be allowed to serve the ortolan songbird at their restaurants for one day a year. Hunting of the bird has been banned since 1999 but the law has only been enforced diligently since 2007. Read more …

Trophée Pasqui is well underway in the Port of Nice

The Trophée Pasqui has returned to Nice and Villefranche sur Mer for its 11th year. Hundreds of stunning classic yachts have begun to gather in Nice and Villefranche for several days sailing in the Baie des Anges, before heading to Cannes for the infamous Royal Regatta.Read more …