Cannes’ Festival des Jeux

Wondering what to do on a rainy day? The International Game Festival in Cannes, which has been held at the Palais des Festival every year since 1978, has everything from traditional board games to simulation games like Escape Room, video games and trading card games. It’s on until 25th February and admission is free!Read more

Becoming you: child-friendly learning at a Montessori school

No grades, free work and mixed activities: often viewed critically, but in fact, full of opportunities, Montessori education is experiencing a global upswing. A school in Sophia-Antipolis shows Riviera Insider how lessons can be taught in a different way. Read more

Council of State cancels dolphin & orca breeding ban

Just months after pledging to bring an end to the captive breeding of orca and dolphins, the French Council of State has backtracked on its decision.Read more

90 years of the Monument aux Morts

The vast Monument aux Morts de Nice will mark its 90th anniversary today with a grand ceremony commemorating the 2,000 Niçois who died during World War I as well as those lost to the UK, USA, Italy and France as a whole.Read more

Seasonal festivals

From the circus to fruits and flowers... Riviera Insider presents the first festivals of 2018. Read more

Ville de Nice shuts access to coast

Ensuing bad weather conditions have led the Ville de Nice to close access to certain parts of the city’s coastline from 2pm today.Read more

French labour law reform

During his presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron announced his plans for significant reforms to France’s labour laws.Read more

Local government to respond to public concerns

On Wednesday 6th December, the Alpes-Maritimes’ Prefect, Georges-François Leclerc, will be taking to Twitter to host a live question-answer session with the region’s residents. The theme of the event: major risks.Read more

#MeToo rally in Nice

Since October, the #MeToo hashtage has been sweeping across the internet as people around the world denounce sexual assault and harassment. This coming Saturday, a rally is taking place in Place Masséna in Nice under the same banner as part of United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Read more

Avalanches & storm warnings

The French Riviera and Corsica have been placed on yellow storm alert ahead of continuing adverse conditions. Stormy weather – including violent thunder and lightning – is the main cause of concern, but the sudden and heavy snowfall in the Mercantour and Southern Alps may give way to avalanches in some zones.Read more