Air France blocks 15 US-bound passengers

Following Donald Trump’s executive order to ban entry to the US to citizens from seven countries worldwide, Air France has refused travel to some 15 passengers over the weekend. While dual-nationality British passport holders have been told that they can still travel under the ban, France is yet to receive the same assurances.Read more

Winds and waves die off

The Bord de Mer between Antibes and the marina of Villeneuve-Loubet has reopened after several days of closure due to high winds and strong, onshore winds.Read more

Record chill on the Côte d’Azur

It has been one of the coldest starts to the week on record for the French Riviera with temperatures well below zero even in its coastal cities. High winds are predicted tonight for the lower Alps and the cold snap continues on the coast.Read more

Cheaper days out by train

From today until Sunday 19th February, TER PACA are offering a 40% discount on all weekend journeys in the region. In line with the annual six weeks of winter sales, the region’s rail provider has decided to off discounted rates for all passengers.Read more

Modern learning

The Ecoles Internationales Billingues (EIB) are a network of four establishments in locations across the Côte d’Azur: Le Pain d’Epice in Nice for nursery and primary age children; the Collège-Lycée Lafayette in Nice for children up to the ages of 18; Le Pain de Sucre in Cagnes-sur-Mer for children  in nursery and primary school; and the Le Pain de Sucre 3 in Pégomas also for nursery and primary classes.Read more

Côte d’Azur link to Kardashian robbery

A Grasse citizen is believed to be among the 17 people arrested in connection with the alleged robbery of American celebrity Kim Kardashian West. Raids and arrests have taken place across France and Belgium this week as police experience first major break-through since the theft last October in Paris.Read more

Public rally around petition to stop hunting on Sundays

Nearly 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for the end of hunting in the Alpes-Maritimes on a Sunday. Public support has been backed up by 975 organisations in the region such as sports clubs, rural holiday retreats and nature associations as well as a study by IFOP, which has revealed eight in 10 French citizens believe Sunday hunting should stop. Read more

Provence and its population

National statistics institute INSEE has released new figures regarding the population of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The dossier has revealed that in the five years’ run-up to the 2014 census (the latest statistical data), over 100,000 new residents joined to the region, taking its total population up to almost five million inhabitants. Read more

A bright and brisk start to 2017

It's been a sunny, but brisk start to the year - weather that is set to continue over the next few days.Read more

Join the #ILoveNice human fresco

Next Wednesday, hundreds are set to gather in the Promenade du Paillon as Nice tries to make history with a ‘human fresco’. A drone will capture the image from the skies as people in t-shirts of blue, white and red mark out a pattern on the ground below. If you’d like to take part, you need to register before tomorrow!Read more

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