Monaco: Will Red Bull continue its domination at the Mediterranean circuit?
With two wins out of four races so far this year, Team Red Bull are on fire but there is hot competition from Ferrari, now on the same number of wins. So what will 26th May hold for last year's Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber? Any amount of controversy will no doubt stir the pot again for this Australian driver, who seems to be at the centre of a media storm. After the team orders row at Red Bull in Malaysia, dubbed the 'Multi-21' affair, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has been forced to reject suggestions of a team conspiracy against Mark Webber. Read more … Fire up those engines...
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Farmers and private beaches fear the repercussions of a stormy season
As the summer months edge closer it is becoming clear that spring’s bad weather has affected more than just the seasonal suntans of those on the French Riviera. Fears over the repercussions of a stormy start to 2013 are beginning to mount as the tourism and agriculture sectors report trends below average for this time of year. Read more … Bad weather affects more than just morale
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The next Woody Allen film is to be shot on the Côte d'Azur this summer
Soon the towns of Antibes, Menton and Grasse will be taking over Cannes' mantle as the stage of celebrity this summer as Woody Allen reveals plans to shoot his latest film on the Riviera. The movie title might still be a secret but the stars are not. Allen's latest comedy will unite British favourite Colin Firth with fiesty American actress Emma Stone. The director's sister and producer, Letty Aronson, has already been seen location shopping but the details remain under wraps.Read more … Woody Allen chooses Riviera as latest film set
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Southern French cities dominate the latest destination rankings
Paris may have taken the top spot, both in France and worldwide, but Nice is hot on the polished heels of the French capital, securing a silver medal position on TripAdvisor’s latest destination rankings. Nice owes much of its fame and popularity to an enviable setting on the deep blue Mediterranean coastline and a dramatic backdrop of the rising Alps mountain range, but it is also home to an opulent cultural heritage and a unique blend of Franco-Italian style, with tourists celebrating and commending the city’s rich diversity and attractiveness as a destination. Read more … French Riviera a favourite on TripAdvisor
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Roma families are EU citizens and the largest ethnic minority in Europe
Local authorities rejoiced as the last of Roma families encamped on the banks of the Var river evacuated the site yesterday. While the itinerant group has been given little help in finding a replacement shelter, Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has chosen to focus on keeping the families away from the streets of Nice. Read more … Roma families leave Var river without fuss
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The screening of Behind the Candelabra was the undisputed highlight of day seven of the Cannes Film Festival
Steven Soderberg's Liberace biopic and its close-up of Matt Damon's derriere may well have been the highlights of day seven, but 'crime in Cannes' is becoming a globally recognised lowlight. Presented in court on Tuesday, the festival's famed gunman reportedly spoke gibberish in court, while further violence, robberies and muggings brought the week to a dramatic conclusion.Read more … Cannes 2013: Campness, nudity and even more crime
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The President's signature on the gay marriage bill has not been recognised by thousands of right-wing mayors across France
President Hollande has signed the gay marriage and adoption bill, marking the final step towards a law which has divided the nation. The first gay wedding is scheduled in Montpellier for 29th May, but PACA mayors are among numerous MPs who have sworn to veto the move.Read more … Local mayors veto gay marriage law
Provence & Côte d'Azur: CTM Workers are demanding the same pay and work conditions as their STCAR counterparts
The extensive bus strike in the Alpes Maritimes shows no sign of stopping as it enters its eighth day today. Talks with management are being re-launched as many bus services in the Cannes basin are completely out of use.Read more … Bus strikes enter second week
Provence & Côte d'Azur: A verdict will be passed on Var-based PIP this year
When PIP’s breast implants were first pulled from the market in early 2010, noone could have expected the case to turn into one of the biggest global health scares of the last century. Thousands of women worldwide have been affected by the scandal and with a definitive deadline for the verdict now on the horizon, could this mark a turning point for consumer rights and protection?Read more … Verdict nears for PIP scandal
Monaco: Lines one to six, excluding number three, will be affected by the changes
Bus services in the Principality of Monaco are to be diverted and changed during Monaco’s long-awaited Grand Prix. Several lines across Monte Carlo will be affected by the four day event.
Read more … Transport changes during Grand Prix
Provence & Côte d'Azur: This year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival is packed with A-list stars and Hollywood-worthy heists
Glamour, crime and VIP parties have been grabbing media attention as the Cannes Film Festival's first week comes to a close. At the centre of attention on day six was the ageless French beauty Marion Cotillard in her Dior gown and musician-turned-actor Justin Timberlake, striding the red carpet to represent the latest Coen brothers movie. But with torrential rain, theft and gun scares rattling outside the Palais doors, is the festival in danger of losing its sparkle?Read more … Cannes 2013: a week of style and scandal