La Rentrée: what changes this school year

For over 12 million children and teenagers in France, the summer holidays are over: it’s time for La Rentrée. Throughout this week in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var, some 369 829 pupils will be returning to their classrooms.  Read more

11 compulsory vaccines for January 2018

There are currently only three child vaccinations required by law in France: diphtheria, tetanus and polio. For 2018, the new French Minister of Health, Agnes Buzyn, decided to extend the number of mandatory vaccinations to 11 in an effort to crack down on increasing rates of historic viruses and diseases. The new additions are: haemophilus influenzae B, whooping cough, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal C and pneumococcal.Read more

High risks of fires

Despite a dip in temperatures, the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var remain on high alert this week due to the continued risk of forest fires.Read more

The Côte d'Azur overcomes the tourism crisis following terrorist strike in 2016

This year, following a poor end to the tourism summer season following terror attack of July 2016, the Côte d'Azur has gotten back on its feet with swelling numbers both in flight reservations and hotel bookings.Read more

Discreet insights into Pigozzi's famous pool parties in Antibes

The multimillion-dollar jet setter, businessman, art collector and philanthropist Jean Pigozzi has been throwing unforgettable pool parties at his villa in the south of France during the Cannes Film Festival for years. Guests like Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Tony Bennett, and Jane Fonda have all graced his Villa Dorane on the Cap d’Antibes with their presence — forever immortalised by Pigozzi's camera. Read more

Orchestra of Saint Petersburg performs in Nice

On 10th September, the Orchestra of Saint Petersburg will make an appearance at the Opera of Nice, led by Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo.Read more

Nice’s oldest woman dies at 110

Yesterday, Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi announced the death of the city’s oldest female resident, Fernande Bataille.Read more

Bord de Mer given new name

Known among many in the area as simply the Bord de Mer, the coastal road that links Antibes to Cagnes-sur-Mer via Villeneuve-Loubet (formerly called Route du Bord de Mer) has been given a new name: Boulevard des Italians.Read more

Pamela Anderson protests against sea animal’s captivity outside of Marineland

Just last week, Baywatch’s former bombshell, Pamela Anderson, raised a sign reading ‘Captivity kills. Close Marineland’ outside of Europe’s famous water amusement park in Antibes.

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RIP to Mireille Darc

On Monday 28th August, France mourned the passing of the iconic actress of the 1970s, Mireille Darc, at the age of 79. Born as Mireille Aigroz on 15th May 1938, she had chosen her pseudonym in reference to Joan of Arc. The actress embodied a new wave of femininity, offering a fresher look to the face of the independent woman.Read more

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