Provence & Côte d'Azur: Are 'orange storm alerts' taken seriously enough?
Questions are being asked about the efficacy of issuing ‘orange alerts’ for severe weather - and if a red alert should have been posted - following the serious damage and loss of life caused by storms at the weekend. A ‘vigilance orange’ weather warning had been issued in advance of the floods on Saturday night, but PACA senator Christian Estrosi is amongst the voices claiming this kind of alert is “too commonplace” to be taken seriously by the populace. Read more … Storm aftermath: Weather forecasters rebuff criticism
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Antibes mourns the loss of one of their famous residents
The Swedish crime-writer and political activist, Henning Mankell, passed away yesterday at the age of 67. Mankell, who had a second home on the Riviera, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014 and died yesterday in his sleep in Gothenburg, Sweden.Read more … Famous writer Henning Mankell dies
Monaco: Sponsored: Exceptional itineraries, a wide selection of ships, companies and more new initiatives!
High on the success of the six previous editions, Jet-Travel Monaco travel agency is organising another event with its sister company webcroisieres.com on Sunday, 11 October from 10am to 6pm at the Hotel Meridien Beach Plaza, with the biggest global players in the cruise business in attendance.Read more … Cruise Show 2015
Monaco: Images capture grace and beauty of dance
Encapsulating the fluidity and emotion of ballet is no easy feat. But that is just what photographer Alain Hanel has succeeded in doing in a series of striking portraits for a new exhibition. Read more … Spirit of the Russian Ballet
Monaco: Exclusive celebration for the resort's tenth anniversary
Monday, October 5, 2015, marked the tenth anniversary of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Seven Grand Chefs of the Société des Bains de Mer joined their creative forces to celebrate the occasion with a ‘gastronomic summit.’ Read more … Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel anniversary
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Following the floods: Which schools are open, which schools are still closed.
The Prefecture has provided a list of school closures throughout the region for the week of 5 October.Read more … List of School closures
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Red Cross and Nice Town Hall team up for donation drive
The City of Nice has launched a major collection for those affected by the floods. A statement from the Town Hall said: “Given the magnitude of the disaster following the weather in the Alpes-Maritimes on Saturday night, Christian Estrosi, MP and Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis, is appealing to the generosity and solidarity of the Nice population in assisting our neighbours during this time of emergency.”Read more … Residents make flood relief donations
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Commuter chaos as residents attempt to return to work
Many roads and schools remain closed today (Monday 5 October) in the aftermath of the violent storms which swept across the Riviera at the weekend. The state-owned railway company, SNCF, was hit by delays and suspended services as commuters attempted to return to work this morning.Read more … Roads closed, schools shut, train services limited
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Devasting floods strike the entire region
Flash floods devastated the region on Saturday, 3 October, leaving seventeen people dead, five missing and thousands of homes without electricity.Read more … Disaster strikes the Côte d'Azur
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Volunteers say it's 'business and usual' in Ventimiglia; number of refugee arrivals continues to grow
On Wednesday of this week (30 September), Italian police broke up the No Borders camp, which had been providing aid to refugees since June. Until the middle of this week, there had been two camps in Ventimiglia; the official camp organised by the Red Cross, and an un-official ‘No Borders’ camp near the sea.Read more … Aid continues to flow in despite police dismantling refugee camp