01.09.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: An amazing lineup for the programme

The Ensemble Baroque de Nice season 2015/2016

Italian artist Caravaggio painted it, Victor Hugo wrote a poem about it: light and shadow are a popular motif in art. They embody the contrast between black and white, good and evil. This is also the focus of Gilbert Bezzina in his new program for the Ensemble Baroque de Nice called "Des rayons et des ombres" (Rays and shadows). So why does the artistic director not only shine but cast large shadows? Here is an excerpt from the current program.Read more …

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28.08.2015 0

Monaco: The ‘Artisan du goût’ or ‘Creator of taste’ label has been given to exceptional Monegasque restaurants

New label for 'outstanding' Monegasque restaurants

The Association des Industries Hôtelières Monégasques hopes to promote the quality of restaurant food with the ‘Artisan du goût’ title. But what kind of standards and qualities does this award entail?Read more …

26.08.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Foulée des Gazelles ladies-only 7.5km run for breast cancer is calling for participants

Race in aid of breast cancer

The eighth Foulée des Gazelles run will be taking place in Toulon on 13 September. It is a friendly and relaxed race for women only.Read more …

25.08.2015 2

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Var has taken first place in The Telegraph newspaper’s top 30 places in Europe to see before you die

The Var ranked top place in Europe to see before you die

The turquoise waters of the Gorges du Verdon and the "soul-stirring" lavender fields have won over The Telegraph's journalists : The Var region - described as "the most beautiful part of Provence" - has taken first place in the British broadsheet's 'Top 30 places to see in Europe before you die'. Read more …

25.08.2015 1

Provence & Côte d'Azur: New figures reveal nearly 1.5 million tourists passed through Nice Côte d'Azur Airport in July

Nice Airport sees best month on record

July was a remarkable month for Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, the third busiest in France. "This is the best month ever recorded in terms of number of passengers," said former president of the county council, Christian Estrosi.Read more …

24.08.2015 1

Extract from this month's Riviera RT Magazine: The world's greatest gathering of super-yachts reaches its silver anniversary

Celebrating 25 years of the world’s premier yacht show

Since its inception in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show has grown to become the ultimate event of its kind: next month's show will be the most spectacular yet. It all began 25 years ago, when just a handful of local companies and 30 yachts – with an average length of just 32m – were brought together in an attempt to promote yachting business, and highlight its importance within the Principality.Read more …

24.08.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: A storm warning has been issued for the region, with the Var in particular likely to be the most affected area

Storm warning this afternoon

Residents are being advised to be cautious as severe weather sweeps in today. Météo France has advised ‘vigilence’ as code-yellow weather conditions have been forcast for this afternoon - and the storms are expected to continue until the evening. Read more …

21.08.2015 1

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Radars introduced to encourage cyclists to think about how fast they are going

Bike speed detectors installed in Villeneuve-Loubet

The new bike speed detectors installed in Villeneuve Loubet by the municipality on Wednesday morning are aimed at 'educating' rather than 'penalising' cyclists. Unlike a vehicle speed camera which flashes at excessive speeds, it simply projects their speed on its display panel. Read more …

21.08.2015 1

Extract from this month's Riviera RT Magazine: Nina Parker explores the town's charm thorugh recipes and anecdotes

St Tropez calling

For chef and writer Nina Parker, it was love at first sight. The fascination began years ago, and since then nothing else has even come close to capturing the same feeling…We’re talking about the town of St Tropez of course – the place that captured Nina’s heart as a child and eventually inspired her to pen the culinary and lifestyle book Nina, St Tropez in 2014, which is about to hit the bookshelves in the USA.Read more …

18.08.2015 2

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Managing toxic algae, Ostreopsis, is a priority for Villefranche-sur-Mer

Algae threat to Côte d’Azur beach

The growth of the toxic algae known as Ostreopsis is being closely monitered in the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. It first arrived on the shores of the Côte d’Azur in 1972 and has spread continuously for the past 15 years. Read more …

17.08.2015 1

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The story Nice's most fascinating attractions explained

History brought to life in Nice

This summer, a host of historical walking tours are offering visitors the opportunity to discover the rich heritage and culture of Nice. From the Roaring Twenties to mysterious medieval crypts, there’s something to capture the imagination of everyone. Read more …