Provence & Côte d’Azur: The completed roadworks will improve traffic flow and safety on the Riviera’s highway
Traffic disruptions will be widespread this weekend for those hoping to enter or leave the city of Nice. As part of extensive road renovations on the A8 motorway, various routes will be closed to allow the completion and opening of others. In total, three new additions will have been wrapped up by the end of this week. Read more … Traffic disruptions on A8 roadworks this weekend
Provence & Côte d’Azur: wolf cull limit moves from 24 to 36, with additional allowances for attacked properties.
The farmers and livestock breeders of the Alpes Maritimes have found little comfort in edited legislation permitting higher wolf culls, as hunters are having difficulty locating the animals. With attacks on livestock on the rise, some are calling for bigger hunting parties, or even more extensive legal revisions. Read more … Unsuccessful wolf hunts worry farmers
Provence & Côte d’Azur: proposed legislation will grant longer visas under one condition, attending French language and civics lessons.
A set of bills presented to French parliament today could make living on the French Riviera much easier for the expat community. The introduction of two, four, and 10-year visas will not only cut out annoying annual paperwork, the legislation also introduces new rights and conditions for asylum seekers. Read more … Visa overhaul proposed for France
Provence & Côte d’Azur: La Poste says delays are due to multiple retirements and sick leave
Postal services are expected to return to normal today after weeks of backlog, which the service says is a result of numerous staff going on extended leave and sick leave, while others are retiring. Read more … Post delays on the Riviera set to improve
Provence & Côte d’Azur: the ship will be accompanied by a French navy vessel for the Corsican leg of its journey.
The sunken liner Costa Concordia will begin its final journey northward on Wednesday 23rd July. The trip from Giglio to Genoa was due to start Monday, but was postponed because of storms which hit the Riviera and could cause further problems for the damaged vessel.Read more … Environmental fears accompany Costa Concordia’s journey to Genoa
Monaco: Monegasque citizens can soon apply for one of 166 apartments in the city’s tallest building
It has been announced that applications to live in Monaco's tallest building, the Odeon Tower, will be received by the Monegasque government from this September. The double skyscraper is set to open in spring 2015 as the tallest building in the Principality, and among the most luxurious in the world. Read more … Odeon Tower to open apartment applications
Provence & Côte d’Azur: Laurent Fabius will attempt to mediate a truce, while French citizens protest over escalating Palestinian death toll
Pro-Palestine communities of Nice will gather again today in a show of support for the people of Gaza, and to protest the continued strikes by Israeli forces. It comes less than a week after the last protest, which Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi tried to prevent.Read more … Pro-Palestine demonstrations continue as Minister for Foreign Affairs heads to Israel
Provence & Côte d’Azur: Coastline invaded by stinging "nightlights of the sea"
Swimmers beware as the pelagia noctiluca jellyfish has invaded Mediterranean waters once again. The stinging jellyfish has become the scourge of swimmers and tourists over the past 10 years, with the summer season regularly disrupted by the mauve stinger.Read more … Jellyfish warning on the Riviera
Monaco: Leaders in track and field to compete in Herculis meeting.
The International Association of Athletics Federations is gearing up for the annual Monaco event in its Diamond League. On Friday 18th July, some of the world’s best athletes will arrive in the Principality to compete for the Diamond Trophy, as well as attempting record-breaking feats. Read more … World class athletes in Monaco for Herculis event
Provence & Côte d’Azur: Russian state is funding the €14 million refurbishment
The skyline of Nice’s Parc Imperial neighborhood has undergone a dramatic change in recent days. The golden and turquoise façade of the city’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral has been entirely covered by scaffolding, and the covering is expected to remain in place for a year and a half before an entirely refurbished cathedral is unveiled.Read more … Full-scale renovation begins on Russian Orthodox Church
Provence & Côte d’Azur: Health service warns of higher risk of chikungunya this year.
France has been unable to contain the spread of the dreaded tiger mosquito. The potentially harmful insect is defying all preventative measures and continues to advance north from southern regions. France’s health department is maintaining its warning of an increased risk of a tropical disease outbreak this year. Read more … Tiger mosquitoes spread despite extensive precautions