Bison Futé, the public road information service in France, has issued warnings about attempts to travel this weekend, advising that Saturday will be one of the most difficult days to travel over the whole summer period. The traffic this weekend is due to be particularly heavy due to the crossover between July and August holiday makers.
After the tragic events that took place in Nice on Bastille Day, Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard has decided to implement new measures to improve Cannes’ safety. The new measures focus on keep people in Cannes safer not only during big events, but also during their daily activities.
Introducing SeaZen, an innovative new pleasure boating vessel powered by clean, electric energy - it’s the perfect, guilt-free way to enjoy the beauty of the French Riviera from the water with up to seven other friends on board! Hourly rates from 110€, pick-up Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Solar Impulse 2, whose Mission Control Centre is based in Monaco, has just become the first solar powered plane to complete a round-the-world trip. The responsibility of flying the plane during the 35,000km journey fell to pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, who accumulated over 500 hours of flying time between them.
Head to the exclusive pool terrace of the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez on 2nd August for Club Vivanova’s Summer Sunset Rosé Wine Party, in partnership with the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez, Luxoria Interiors and Yachting Concepts. The Riviera Insider team will be there!
A strike by Air France flight attendants will be causing flight timetable disruptions today, with the company stating that the strike is due to affect 30% of internal flights and 10% of international flights. The strike, which will see 13,600 flight attendants stop working due to a dispute over the failure to renew a collective labour accord on rules, pay and promotions, will end in a week’s time on the 2nd August.
More than 2,000 soldiers and military personnel are set to join the security forces of the south of France following the Bastille Day attack in Nice. Split between Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées and Corsica, the troops will be back up to the current police and gendarmerie teams at large public events.
Following a meeting with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, former mayor of Nice and now President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Christian Estrosi has made several demands in order to support the local economy and the businesses of the French Riviera following the Bastille Day attack on Nice.