Provence & Côte d'Azur: Gérard Lhéritier bought the certificate to add to his collection at the Musée des Lettres et des Manuscrits
A museum owner and collector originally from Nice has added the final piece to an unusual collection – for 437,500 euros. Gérard Lhéritier has just bought the marriage certificate of Napoleon Bonapart and his wife Josephine, which will couple with their divorce certificate that he already owns.Read more … Museum owner from Nice buys Napoleon's marriage certificate for 437,500 euros
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Three Italians accused of trafficking half ton of cannabis from Italy to Spain
Customs in the Var have made their biggest seizure of the year after catching three Italians with half a ton of cannabis in a van on the A8 near Vidauban, which they had driven from Milan.Read more … Var customs seize half a ton of cannabis
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Militants in Algeria have captured 55 year old Hervé Gourdel from Nice
Hervé Gourdel, a French native from Nice, has been kidnapped by jihadist militants in Algeria. Appearing in a video uploaded on Monday, Gourdel’s captors have threatened his execution if France fails to suspend its attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq. Read more … Niçois man captured by jihadists, faces execution
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Mayor of Nice will propose new measures to the National Assembly to combat anti-semitism
Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has spoken out about growing anti-Semitism in France. This week he will present to the National Assembly a draft of a resolution to commission an enquiry into the rise of anti-Semitism.
Read more … Estrosi angry about anti-Semitic acts
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Woody Allen’s new film was shot on location on the Côte d’Azur
'Magic in the Moonlight' is the latest offering by renowned director Woody Allen and it was filmed in the summer of 2013 in Nice, Mouans Sartoux and Cap d'Antibes. The film stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone and is set for release in France on 22nd October. Read more … Magic in the Moonlight to showcase Riviera
Monaco: Charity gala event hosted by Association Accademia returns to Monaco
The glamorous charity gala event 'La Nuit de l’Élégance' is returning to the Monaco Yacht Club next month. Tickets have sold out, however one generous donor is auctioning his table off to the highest bidder.Read more … La Nuit de l’Élégance
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Unions issued an announcement that the strike will last until Friday
The Air France pilot strikes which were expected to finish today show no sign of abating. The SNPL union announced its intention to strike until this Friday, 26th September at the earliest.Read more … Air France strike enters its second week
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Partners offer 50 million for Nice Matin takeover proposal
The Belgian media group Rossel, alongside the Marzocco group - a Monaco construction company, and businessman Iskandar Safa, are offering 50 million euros to take over the troubled Nice Matin group. With a decision set to be made on 13th October, 40% of the workforce will be cut if the deal goes ahead. Read more … Nice Matin offered 50 million euros in takeover bid
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nice’s defeat comes as their home ground celebrates first anniversary
A solitary goal from Nabil Dirar was enough to hand AS Monaco their second 1-0 victory of the week and lift them to 16th in the table. Their win saw them rise above neighbours OGC Nice, after the Nicois lost 2-1 away at Nantes on the same weekend that their home, the Allianz Riviera, celebrated its first anniversary. Read more … AS Monaco beat Guingamp as Nice suffer setback away at Nantes
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Report leaked to French publication calls prices 'unjustified'
France's competition watchdog has recommended the renegotiation of current toll rates charged by motorway companies. It says the profits made by companies like ESCOTA are not justified.Read more … Toll road prices are "unjustified"
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Market to be filled with paintings and exhibits for three weeks
The Marché de la Libération is renowned in Nice as one of the city’s most impressive markets, stretching along the Avenue Malussena. And for three weeks from 19th September, artists, sculptors and designers will display their work amidst the hectic daily life of the market. Read more … Nice’s Marché de la Libération to welcome artists