Over the weekend, a fire broke out in the town of Lucéram, about 25 km north of Nice, and continued to blaze for three days. In total, nearly 150 hectares of land were destroyed.
Walks along the quays of Port Vauban this summer have been a relatively quiet: far from being a bustling marina with yachts of all sizes vying for a berth, many moorings stand empty. It is a similar scene in many of the other ports in south of France. Saint Tropez is reporting a 30% loss of stopover revenue, those around Toulon claim to be down 40% while in the Alpes-Maritimes, there are concerns that onshore spending by yacht owners and crew could have dropped by as much as 50%.
French President Emmanuel Macron has filed a legal complaint against a photographer who allegedly trespassed on the property he was holidaying in with wife Brigitte. Macron has accused the offender of ‘harassment and attempted invasion of privacy’. The photographer has reportedly dismissed the accusation and says that the villa's security personnel behaved aggressively towards him.
The jazz season never seems to end in Southern Europe. After the acclaimed festivals of Nice and Juan-les-Pins, the UnoJazz festival of San Remo returns for its third edition from 16th to 19th August.
With the Chikungunya disease already confirmed in more than 60 countries of the world, public authorities of the Var department have identified the first case in the region. It is the only case reported here to date and no imported case of Chikungunya has been confirmed.
Cannes’ Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto will lend their sites to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival between 12th and 17th September as more than 600 luxury vessels go on display.
Under the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Harley Davidson Club Monaco (the only of its kind in the world) will celebrate their 25th birthday on the Darse-Nord of Port Hercule on 19th August.
As part of Riviera Insider’s ongoing partnership with spa management specialist LV Riviera, we have a select number of spa retreats at luxury resorts Mimozas Cannes and the Golden Tulip hotel in Sophia Antipolis to gift to winning readers.