Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Nice Côte d'Azur Airport offers a multitude of new options to help passengers discover the world
For decades, Nice has been a haven for sun-seeking, culture-hungry visitors who relish all that this captivating city has to offer. From its perfectly polished pebble beaches to the spectacularly scented old town, Nice lures millions each year to its azure shoreline, many of whom decide to stay put and start a new life here. Read more … Nice - gateway to the world
Political Column by Julian Nundy: The Riviera Times' political commentator in Paris
It was perhaps not the first time a politician had been economical with the truth, but this time he ended up admitting - after misleading France's parliament, president and prime minister - that he had been caught up in "a spiral of lies".Read more … A crisis too far?
Monaco: Principality's leading radio station looks to international community
Just as the Principality is embracing a more prominent role in the international community, its leading news source Radio Monaco is ready to spread its wings. Keen to reach out to the vast number of English-speaking expats settled on the Côte, Radio Monaco has entered into a partnership with The Riviera Times, giving us the chance to speak to Christophe Laury, general director of programmes and information.Read more … "Monaco in the world"
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Strikes enter their third day as employees demand better work conditions and pay
The CTM transport society has announced plans to continue their strike until Tuesday 21st May, with delays and cancellations expected throughout the department. Several bus routes are completely closed to service as negotiations continue. Read more … Bus strike continues through the weekend
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The theft mimics a film that screened on the same day
Exclusive Chopard jewellery, worth 750,000 euros and destined for stars of the red carpet, has been stolen during the Cannes Film Festival. In a bizarre turn of events, the robbery coincided with the screening of 'The Bling Ring' - a film about celebrity jewelery thefts.Read more … Jewellery theft rocks Cannes Film Festival
Monaco: A magnificent array of racing cars will be on show, from Ferrari to Toyota models
To celebrate the 71st Monaco Grand Prix, a 20-year retrospective of Formula 1 will be presented in the Principality through the Antique Car Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco. Read more … Grand Prix 20 year retrospect through cars
Monaco: An official visit to the Corsican island will see the princely pair honouring ties with Lucciana
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene will be in Corsica this Monday public holiday. The one-day trip is packed with events and places to visit, from masses and fairs to processions and parishes, in the company of many important local figures. Read more … Princely couple visit Corsica
Provence & Côte d’Azur: Isola has refused to sign a charter which the mayor says would restrict the commune's freedom
Isola is the first commune to abandon the Mercantour after refusing to sign a charter that carries modifications to the national park. Keen to protect Isola’s freedom, the mayor says the park’s plans to amplify ecotourism will mean tighter restrictions on its members.
Read more … Isola leaves Mercantour after ultimatum
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Greenpride petition reins in over 7,600 signatures in support of red carpet cutbacks
Binned and replaced at least three times a day during the Cannes Film Festival, the red carpet lining the famous entrance to the Palais des Festivals has been denounced as "wasteful" by eco-activists. The Greenpride association has launched a petition demanding that the carpet be changed just once a day - a request that has already won the support of thousands of people.Read more … Eco-activists push for a 'green' carpet in Cannes
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The assembly continues to debate the controversial bill before it goes to parliament later in May
Reforms that could see French university programs being taught in English are being considered by the government this week. Yesterday, the new bill caused heated debate and revealed fears that the French language could disappear. The French Academy joined in the ruckus, asking that the government abandon the idea, while opposition and amendments were thrown from every side.Read more … Government debates English classes in French universities
Provence & Côte d’Azur: The first day of the festival was filled with A-list stars, major blockbusters and the legendary Steven Spielberg
Torrential rain may have flattened the elaborate hair styles of a few leading ladies, but it didn’t dampen the spirit of the Cannes Film Festival’s opening ceremony. The undisputed star of Wednesday’s show was Steven Spielberg, who was honoured by a three-minute long standing ovation when he took to the stage of the Palais.Read more … Cannes Film Festival: Spielberg outshines Gatsby