Macron to reform unpopular housing tax for 2018

Last week, the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance announced the official absolution of the housing tax, the taxe d’habitation, for 80% of the country –  one of President Macron’s widely promoted commitment during his presidential campaign. On 17th July, Macron held the first national Conference of the Territories (Conférence Nationale des Territoires) at the Senate, bringing together the French Prime minister, Edouard Philippe, along with town hall representatives to discuss, amongst other topics, the new tax policy and its implementation.Read more

Tinder hot beaches

Single (or otherwise) and looking for love or a hangout on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur? Well, you’ve definitely picked one of the best locations in France according to dating app Tinder, which has ranked the country’s coastline to determine the hottest beaches for making a match. Corsica might lead the pack, but Antibes, Hyères, Cannes and Nice aren’t far behind…Read more

Update on Castagniers fire

On Monday afternoon, a fire broke out in the Castagniers area to the north of Nice. In total, 120 hectares of forest have been raised to the ground as 450 firefighters tackled the flames well into the night.Read more

Language learning with confidence

At IS Aix-en-Provence, the teachers focus on providing students with the necessary tools and expertise to go out and use their new language confidently in everyday life. Riviera Insider speaks to school director Anna Diaz to find out more.Read more

Know your limits: an interview with Antibes' tourism director

Philippe Baute has headed Antibes’ tourism office since 1999, but after almost two decades in the same job, his enthusiasm for his work, profession and city only seems to have grown. It is, he says, his greatest happiness.Read more

Marineland to appeal against Ségolène Royal breeding ban

Last week, the largest theme park in Europe – Antibes’ Marineland – announced that it is to appeal to the French State Council against former Minister of the Environment Ségolène Royal’s historical decree that recently banned the breeding of captive dolphins and killer whales in France.Read more

Nice Jazz Festival

The world’s first dedicated jazz festival was birthed in the city of Nice and offers, each summer, an eclectic choice of artists and personalities. The mother-festival of all jazz performances is an experience not to be missed.Read more

Development in Cannes

Learn more about the Bastide Rouge University Campus and the Boccacabana projects happening in Cannes! Read more

Jazz à Juan

Since 1960, this iconic festival has been a pillar of expression for the jazz industry of yesteryear and today. Created in homage to Sidney Bechet, who loved Antibes and its stimulating setting, the festival continues to bring in the great names in jazz as well as many contemporary and legendary artists.Read more

Nice: one year on

On 14th July 2016, 86 people lost their lives and many hundreds more were seriously injured in an incomprehensible terrorist attack on the Promenade des Anglais. Despite this, one year on, the city and its residents have proved beyond doubt that Nice is still ‘standing proud and alive’.Read more