Recent Articles

  • TER trains heavily disrupted by strikes

    Due to a regional strike by SNCF workers, the train network in the south of France is heavily disrupted this Monday. Just 25% of trains on the Nice - Marseille line are running and only two in five trains on the shorter Les Arcs - Grasse - Cannes - Nice - Ventimiglia is in operation. 

  • New motorcycle regulations

    In an effort to reduce the severity of injuries caused by motorcycling and scooter accidents, and to improve general road safety, all two-wheeled road users must wear protective gloves from 20th November. Those not abiding by the new EU regulations will be given a fine and receive infractions on their driving licence. 

  • Cannes Film Festival 2017

    In 2017, the world famous Cannes Film Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. The official dates for the festival have been announced - 17th to 28th May - as have plans for a new institutional website, which will enable users to explore the 70 years of the festival's history in an entirely restored digital presentation.

  • App launch: Monaco Yacht Show made easy

    Get the latest information in the run-up to and during the Monaco Yacht Show with the official mobile application. Designed to be your own personal guide to the MYS, the official App provides essential information with photography, yacht and exhibitor listings and the tools to map your best route around the show.

  • Price of rolling tobacco to rise

    From the start of next year, the French government is reportedly planning to increase the tax on loose tobacco. In 2015, sales for ‘rollies’ experienced 6.3% growth, compared to just 1% for cigarettes. It is currently around 30% cheaper to smoke rolling tobacco than it is to purchase ready-rolled cigarettes, leading to fears that it is becoming a particularly popular product with young people.  

  • Financial security for real estate agencies and their clients

    Monaco banking giant CFM Indosuez Wealth Management has been chosen by the Chambre Immobilière de Monaco as the provider of financial banking security for their members. The agreement, which was signed in early September, has set down an unprecedented structure of financial security for affiliated real estate agents in the principality during the period that they hold funds and securities for their clients. The scheme covers all operations in which agents are performing transactions on property and business assets as well as those related to real estate management, administrative activities pertaining to properties and also property management companies. 

  • Journée Européenne du Patrimoine in Monaco

    The 21st edition of Monaco’s Journée Européenne du Patrimoine will take place on Sunday 25th September. The event, which is organised by Monaco’s Department of Cultural Affairs, gives the public the chance to discover the many facets of the Principality, some of which are little known or usually closed to the public.

  • Nice voted 4th best beach city in the world

    The capital of the French Riviera, the city of Nice, has been voted the fourth best beach city in the world by the National Geographic. Commending its ‘uninterrupted’ coastline, the sparkling Baie des Anges and, of course, the famous Promenade des Anglais, the publication placed Nice at the top of the list – only beaten by Barcelona (first place), Cape Town and Honolulu.