Valentine’s Day on the Côte d’Azur

The French love Valentine’s Day in the south of France! Both Cannes and Nice feature on the 2017 list of Top 10 destinations for Valentine’s Day according to research conducted by the hotel comparison website Read more

Fierce winds for the French Riviera

The Côte d’Azur is on yellow alert today due to the 90km/h winds expected right along the coast. The Var and the stretch between Antibes to Cannes will be most affected.Read more

Security and traffic measures for Nice Carnival

The 2017 carnival begins in Nice tomorrow and runs until 25th February. Nice’s carnival is one of the biggest carnivals in the world, now in its 133rd year and it attracts almost a million spectators annually. 240,000 tickets have already been sold with six million euros going in to the creation of the festival.Read more

Marine Le Pen’s tax on foreign workers

Presidential candidate and leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen has pledged to introduce a new tax on foreign workers, including Brits and Europeans. The far-right politician says the 10% tax will force employers to prioritise French workers while plugging the country’s welfare system.Read more

Cagnes-sur-Mer A8 entrance closed

The entrance to the A8 motorway at Cagnes-sur-Mer will be closed at night from 6th to 10th February as noise barriers are installed in three parts of the town.Read more

BA announces flights to Manchester and Stansted

Holidaymakers and expats rejoice! British Airways has revealed it will be starting two new flight routes between the south of France and the UK in May 2017.Read more

The Côte d'Azur from space

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the International Space Station since last November, has tweeted a stunning photo of the Côte d’Azur by night from space.Read more

Good driving: the French contradiction

It’s probably one of the biggest gripes expats have against their French contemporaries: bad driving. From a lack of respect for other road users to downright safety concerns, there’s plenty we can find to moan about, but curiously, while the French feel the same as we do about each other, barely any of them are willing to admit any guilt on their part…Read more

Avalanche alert for the Alpes-Maritimes

Weather warnings for the mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes have risen to a yellow avalanche alert today, with the prefecture advising caution throughout the weekend. Skiers in the Mercantour mountain range and particularly the Isola-Tende area are being urged to stick to the pistes after the warnings were upgraded from a Level 3 to a Level 4 in the last 24 hours.Read more

Roam like at home!

European lawmakers have finally agreed on a deal to cap the wholesale charges mobile operators charge each other to allow customers to use their phones whilst roaming in the EU. The motion has been described as the ‘last piece of the puzzle’ in moving towards a total abolition of roaming charges in the EU on 15th June 2017.Read more