The Blue Flag beaches of France

This summer, the prestigious eco-friendly Blue Flag award has been given to nearly 400 beaches and over 100 ports in 173 municipalities in France. A total of 82 blue flags have been hoisted over the beaches of the Côte d'Azur.Read more

Summer with the International School of Nice

Located in the heart of the French Riviera, the International School of Nice (ISN) is a private academic institution whose doors are open all year round to children of various nationalities from the ages of four to 18. Here at ISN, students are tutored following an international academic curriculum, leading them up to the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which leaves them thereafter with the qualifications to take on prestigious universities around the world. Inspiring, supporting and nourishing are the key terms of the school’s mission statement.Read more

Italian food festival in Antibes and Nice

Back for its 13th year in Nice, the Italian food festival Italie à Table promises to be bigger and more delicious than ever before. The festival will also be taking place in Antibes (from 1st to 5th June) for its second year due to popular to demand and will return to its birthplace in Place Masséna the following weekend (9th to 11th June). In both locations, the finest Italian producers will gather together for an unmissable event full of excellent and authentic Italian culture and food.Read more

The Cannes Film Festival without a pass

Unless you’re a movie star, a big shot director, a respected journalist or if your name is on the billing, it can be almost impossible to get past security and onto the red carpet. There are, however, a few exceptions to the rule…Read more

Carte Zou: the magic travel card

A single ticket for travel on both TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur trains and Lignes d'Azur buses will be introduced on 1st June. Card holders will be able to top up their card to take a TER train and then continue their commute on the tram or bus network in Nice, all without having to worry about additional tickets for separate modes of transport.Read more

The bird map of Nice

Nice is the second largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte region by its number of inhabitants, but despite a marked urban context, the city has been able to preserve several natural sites. This spring, Nice has inaugurated a new discovery map titled ‘Les oiseaux de Nice’, which displays the locations of about 343 bird species that can be found in the city.Read more

Urban street performance in Antibes

The urban street performance festival Les Deantibulations is returning for its 14th edition in Antibes this summer. This unique festival is dedicated to all things extraordinary: street opera, theatre, fire shows, contemporary dance, acrobatics, juggling and ‘synclownised’ swimming to name just some of the 32 performances that will take place from 8th until 11th June.  

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Former mayor of Nice hopes to regain his position

In the wake of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the recent French presidential elections, Christian Estrosi has announced his resignation from his role as president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region. The former mayor of Nice hopes to reprise the position of mayor of Nice in a vote next week. The current mayor, Philippe Pradal, has already decided to step down.Read more

WWII bomb to be neutralised at dawn

A bomb from WWII is to be neutralised at dawn in Nice tomorrow. Found last week by a marine archaeologist diving just off the Promenade des Anglais, the explosive device is located at a depth of 12 metres and is currently just 50 metres from the beaches on the Quai des Etats-Unis.Read more

How did your neighbours vote?

The south of France has followed the country-wide trend of majority support for new president-elect Emmanuel Macron, but the results are far from the landslide victories seen elsewhere in France. 55.38% of voters in the Alpes-Maritimes and just 50.85% of voters in the Var backed Macron compared to the national average of 65.68% against Marine Le Pen’s 34.32%. Read more