Snow falls on the Southern Alps

Ski stations and mountain sides in the south of France have had their first taste of the winter with snow fall up to 30 centimetres deep in some areas.Read more

Beaches demolished in JLP

The demolition of 10 private beaches in Juan-les-Pins began in earnest this week and will continue over the next three months. The pontoon off the Plage Estérel was the first to go on Tuesday.Read more

Lorgues: terre de vins

“A grouping of friends who share the same passion”: this is how Prince Félix von Luxembourg explains the recently founded associations of 12 winemakers from the area surrounding the village of Lorgues in Provence. The members* make the best quality wines — cru classé — and their president is the 33-year-old prince, who owns Château Les Crostes. Read more

Tricky Tuesday: a day of widespread strikes

If Tuesday 10th October is going to be a day of travel for you, then Riviera Insider highly recommends that you verify the status of your train or plane journeys before leaving the house…Read more

Price increase for Envibus travel

From 1st October, passengers buying a ticket directly from Envibus’ drivers will be expected to pay 1.50€ instead of the current 1€ fee. The 50% rise is part of the company’s strategy to encourage users to buy their tickets in advance at a ticket machine or online and also to reduce time spent at bus stops.Read more

There's a real chill in the air!

After an intensely hot summer that saw the mercury rise above 40°C in the shade for the first time on record in the French Riviera, September has felt bitterly cold for most in the region. A mass of cold air descended on the Côte d’Azur earlier on in the month, coming in from Eastern Europe, and drove temperatures down to levels not seen since in almost a decade for this time of year.Read more

Rail strikes this Thursday

A portion of SNCF workers will strike tomorrow, causing issues and train travel delays across Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. While some local lines in the southeast of the region will be unaffected, such as the Cannes-Monaco line, others will be considerably reduced.Read more

Motorway tolls to increase until 2023

In a leaked official document from 2014, it would appear that the French state and private motorway service providers reached an agreement that the latter party will be able to increase its rates and tolls every year between 2019 and 2023.Read more

Man killed and two injured in local hunting accidents

The launch of the hunting season in the south of France has brought with it death of a human nature. This weekend, a man has reportedly died after falling 150m into a ravine and a father and son are believed to be suffering minor injuries, having been shot at by another hunter.Read more

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

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