The Ville de Nice has hung two black banners outside the town hall on Rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville in old town Nice. From Al Khodor to Zanon, the names of the 84 people killed in last Thursday’s atrocious attack are here for all to see.
Parisian prosecutor François Molins, who is leading investigations into the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, has said that perpetrator Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel may have had ‘help and accomplices in preparing and executing’ the heinous act. One week on and 84 people have lost their lives, 331 injured and 15 still in critical conditions.
One week on, Nice’s Eglise St Pierre d’Arène is organising an intercultural memorial ceremony this week for the victims of the Bastille Day tragedy.
The hometown of perfume will celebrate, this August, one of the most prominent floral contributors to its success: Grasse honours the jasmine flower at the Fête du Jasmin.
The Promenade des Anglais has now fully reopened to the public following the devastating attack last Thursday. It may look just as it did before with traffic flowing in both directions and people taking in the sunshine on the pavements and beaches, but this famous stretch of road may never again be what it once was.
The remarkable bravery of those who witnessed and tried to prevent the attack has been incredible. Like many, I feel the need to help: to provide something meaningful, to offer support to people distressed by this terrible event. So what brief professional advice can I offer?
For road users in the Antibes area, traffic is set to be even worse than usual for the few days as a major diversion is put in place at the Exit 44 on the A8 motorway. Ultimately, it is hoped that the currently under construction slip road will ease congestion for those heading to Sophia Antipolis, but today, on the first day of the diversion, it is causing nothing short of havoc.
Just after lunchtime on Monday, the first few flames of an as yet untamed forest fire began to burn in Correns - the Var town known as the location of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Château de Miraval. The blaze quickly spread and is now believed to have savaged over 600 hectares of land. Hundreds of firefighters are on the scene, but the fight against the fire continues.