Fillon: results from across the region

With one more week until the second round of la primaire, here are the first round results from across the Côte d'Azur...Read more

François Fillon: surprise winner for French primary

Over the weekend, more than 3.5 million across France headed to the polls to cast their vote in the first round of the la primaire: a contest to see who will front the rightwing in the upcoming French presidential elections. By Monday morning it was clear that François Fillon, a former prime minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, had comfortably beaten his past ‘employer’ and other favourite Alain Juppé to the number one position with over 44% of the vote. He nearly won the competition out right!Read more

Orange weather warnings on French Riviera

The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have been placed on orange weather alert today with serious warnings about possible floods in the southern French region. Heavy rainfall is predicted for much of the Côte d’Azur today as well as widespread storms and lightning strikes in mountainous areas. Read more

Anger at parents' choice to call their son Mohamed Merah

At the start of November, a newborn boy was registered under the name of Mohamed Nizar Merah. Former mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has reacted strongly to the news and has made an official report to the city’s prosecutor in an effort to force the parents to change his name. His anger is directed at the fact Mohammed Merah was the name of the perpetrator of a deadly attack against French Muslim soldiers and Jewish civilians in the cities of Montauban and Toulouse in 2012. Read more

Watch out for the A8’s new speed camera

Drivers who are headed past the Adrets-de-L'Estérel motorway rest point on the A8 will hopefully have noticed the new automatic speed camera installed there. The camera can detect those speeding in both directions as well as identifying whether or not a vehicle is travelling at an appropriate speed for its size.Read more

Weather warning issued for mountain roads

The recent cold snap has brought freezing temperatures – some well below zero – to many of the mountain towns and villages of the Côte d’Azur. While there are those who welcome the colder weather, there are also plenty concerned about the icy conditions, including the local government…Read more

Nice remembers Paris 13th November victims

On Sunday 13th November, Nice politicans and the public alike will gather at the Colline du Château to pay their respects to those who tragically lost their lives during the attacks on Paris on 13th November last year. Read more

Christian Estrosi denies arrest rumours

Since the weekend, rumours have been circling that the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the former mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has been arrested by police and taken into custody. The right-wing politician has now come out fighting against what he has called ‘falsehoods’ and ‘malicious lies’ to announce he will take further action to investigate who is at the root of the rumours. Read more

A8 disruptions this week

From 24th to 27th October, Vinci Autoroute will be carrying out major works at the exits for Antibes, Villeneuve-Loubet and Mandelieu-la-Napoule on the A8 motorway. The construction and renovation works will all take place between the hours of 9pm and 5am. Read more

86 white roses against a deep blue sky

Police officers sighed as they looked at the sky on the morning of 15th October. After the severe storm of the day before, a day on which the 86 victims of the assassination of 14th July were to be commemorated, the sun shone again from the deep blue sky. Many thousands turned out last Saturday including hundreds of those injured in the tragic event, French President François Hollande, Prince Albert II of Monaco and almost all of France’s leading politicians - only Manuel Valls was missing.Read more

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