Fête de la Musique in Cannes

The arrival of the summer solstice wouldn’t be as sensational without France’s annual Fête de la Musique celebration. From the market square of La Bocca to the Place de l'Etang, the Noailles media library, the Moulin de Forville au Suquet, Quartier de la République and the Port Canto, all genres will take the stage in locations across the city as Cannes hosts a series of music events and live performances on 21st June.Read more

Marseille and Cannes ranked among the Top 100 Europe beach destinations

The cities of Marseille and Cannes have ranked 9th and 10th respectively among Europe’s finest beach destinations in a recent poll by online travel platform GoEuro. Read more

Navette Maritime Esterel: it’s quicker by boat

This summer, skip the long car rides and visit the Esterel coastline by boat!Read more

Results of the French parliamentary elections

Six out of nine districts in the Alpes-Maritimes have voted in a left-wing Les Republicains candidate in the second round of France’s parliamentary elections. In the remaining three districts (called circonscriptions in French) candidates from new president Emmanuel Macron’s beat back opposition from the Front National. For the Var, just two out of eight districts supported Les Républicains’ MPs while five seats went to En Marche candidates and the final district going to a Mouvement Démocrate - La République en Marche politician. Read more

Purebred Arabian Horse Championship in Menton

The annual purebred Arabian horse ‘Best in Show’ competition will take place Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July in Menton. Arabian horses are a distinct and popular breed of horses – recognisable for their strikingly chiselled head, gracefully arched neck and high tail carriage. Originally bred in the Arabian Peninsula in 1500BC, this breed is one of the oldest in the world.Read more

Electoral victory for Macron in the Alpes-Maritimes

Defying all mainstream expectations, new French president Emmanuel Macron’s political party La République En Marche has dominated in France’s parliamentary elections, the first round of which was held on Sunday 11th June. Read more

Villa Masséna welcomes the temporary memorial for Nice terror victims

Nearly one year after the terrorist attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, a temporary memorial has been erected in the peaceful gardens of the Villa Masséna.Read more

The fight to eradicate tiger mosquitoes

Tiger mosquitoes have become a public health issue right along the Côte d’Azur in the past few years. It has become so much of an issue for Cannes that the city has launched an anti-mosquito campaign for its residents and visitors. Read more

Nice reopens a historical site: La Grotte de Lazaret

After 18 months of construction work, the Lazaret cave, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most cherished archaeological sites, has reopened. The newly renovated historical heritage site is located near the Port of Nice and offers a memorable ‘sound and light’ experience within its 35 meter long and 14 meter wide cave.Read more

The Rotary Club of Menton’s motor show

The Rotary Club of Menton will return with its 6th motor fair from 10th to 11th June in the picturesque setting of Menton, overlooking the Bay of Garavan.Read more