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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Recent conference highlights decrease in tourists for Saint Tropez

Tourism numbers drop in Saint Tropez, but still strong

The picturesque seaside resort of Saint Tropez became a drawcard for tourists after Brigitte Bardot's iconic performance in the film 'And God Created Woman' in 1956. More than half a century later, it still retains its popularity with visitors, although the tourism figures are wavering.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Honour awarded to Gourdel posthumously, by the President of France, François Hollande

Hervé Gourdel, Knight of the Legion of Honour

Hervé Gourdel, the Niçois mountain guide who was kidnapped and executed by militant jihadists in Algeria, has been awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honour posthumously. The prestigious accolade was bestowed by the current Grand Master of the Legion, François Hollande.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Clown attackers taken by surprise as victim proves to be expert in Thai-boxing

Boxer fights off armed clowns as phenomenon continues

Three 'clowns' bearing deadly weapons in Le Cannet were sent running this week when their chosen victim turned out to be a Thai-boxing expert. Read more …

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Win! A night at the golf and spa resort St. Endreol!

The Riviera Times is offering one lucky reader a night at the beautiful Domaines de Saint Endréol Spa + Golf Resort. The prize features one night in a ‘prestige’ room for two people, with breakfast and access to the luxury spa.Read more …

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Monaco: New ranks and fixed prices on local journeys could be introduced across the Principality in the near future

Taxis in Monaco to improve services

Taxis in Monaco are aiming to change their poor reputation, which has developed from limited services and high prices. The drivers are currently in negotiations with the Monegasque government regarding improvements to their service.Read more …

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Monaco: 2015 to be 'Russian Year in Monaco', bringing the Principality alive with musical, historical, artistic and sporting events related to Russian culture

Monaco releases details of Russia Year 2015

Russian ballets, exhibitions, operas and concerts are just some of the exciting events that have been announced for the 'Russian Year in Monaco' in 2015. The major undertaking was created to showcase and pay tribute to the shared heritage of the two States, while raising public awareness of Russian culture and traditions.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The jobs in the semiconductor department may be lost due to a global restructuring programme

90 jobs at Samsung Sophia Antipolis under threat

The Sophia Antipolis branch of Samsung may be forced to lose 90 employees of a 110-strong workforce due to a global restructuring plan. The jobs would be lost throughout the semiconductor division. Read more …

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The First World War centenary

in a trend that began in 1860, the French Riviera was a highly attractive location for crowned heads, aristocrats and other noblemen and women, who came to enjoy mild winters and Mediterranean delights. But in 1914 the Great War began, and the Côte d'Azur found itself welcoming a different kind of crowd … wounded soldiers and refugees. That year alone, the Riviera saw 150,000 winter visitors. The First World War clearly left its mark on the Côte d'Azur and the Alpes Maritimes. Many men left to fight; the Alpes Maritimes lost 6,915 of its citizens. But the region bounced back, in typical Rivierian way.Read more …

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November is foodie's month

The colder season is synonymous with deliciously rich comfort foods, devilishly good pastries, irresistible red wines and festive champagnes. After all, that's what all the padded clothing is for, right? Luckily, there are enough gourmet fairs this month for you to stock up your cupboards and to impress family and friends with thoughtful, delectable gifts! Take the gourmet fair tour, from St. Raphaël to Monaco!Read more …

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Monte Carlo Jazz Festival line-up

One of the most striking aspects of jazz music is the sheer variety within the genre. It is almost impossible to pinpoint the attributes of an international jazz because influences range so widely from country to country. This November the Monte Carlo Opera will host its 9th edition of the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival and will aim to take the audience on a voyage to discover jazz music around the globe. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Animal shelters in the Alpes Maritimes and the Var under increasing pressure as neglect remains a problem

Animal neglect an ever-present concern across the Riviera

This summer, shelters witnessed a surge in the number of neglected animal cases - a sad phenomenon which occurs every year. Though tough penalties are being dealt out to the most extreme cases, there is still much work to be done in educating the general population.Read more …