January and February, right in the depths of winter, can be the dreariest of months. Throughout northern Europe, a deep chill has set-in, people stay indoors to hide from the cold and sunshine is but daydream for many. Fortunately for us, the French Riviera offers a more temperate climate and bright sunshine almost every day. Not only can we still enjoy the outdoors, but thanks to our microclimate, the region comes alive with vibrant yellow mimosas, citrus fruits galore and little violets for all sorts of delicacies.
With the February holidays upon us, many are set to depart this weekend for destinations both near and far. For those planning an 'easy' trip to Italy, there may be a need to reorganise your departure. A national train strike is scheduled for 8 - 9 February. Here we look at the details because the strike does not concern all trains. Either way, it's confusing.
Technology is wonderful, but today’s parents never faced growing up with their lives posted permanently to the World Wide Web. Schools are now teaching parents about the web and why it is important to be vigilant. An article from our magazine.
In partnership with the Monegasque Athletics Federation (F.M.A.), the 8th annual Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk, part of the Monaco Run, will be held on Sunday 17 February 2019. The event is aimed at supporting prevention and increasing awareness of breast cancer.
Brexit has British expats in a state of limbo. With no amicable deal on the horizon and France going ahead with their ‘no deal’ back-up plan, there are so many questions that have yet to be answered.
The British Embassy in Paris is organising a series of regional information meetings across France. For the Côte d'Azur, the British Embassy Citizens Outreach in Cannes will be holding one of these informational meetings on 31 January. Another meeting will be held in Monaco on 19 February.
Raise a cup for a good cause! Mimosa Matters is starting the new year off with a great goal: to host the largest Coffee Morning in the South of France. But they need our help to do it.
The 87th edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo kicks off today, 22 January and lasts until 27 January. Organised with the Automobile Club de Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Rallye is the season opener for the FIA World Rally Championship. The exciting and nerve-wracking race will see cars racing through rugged and steep mountains, covering around 100 km per day.
Monacair Helicopter service celebrates their 30th year as one of the main helicopter transport services for the Principality. Monacair offers transfer services between Monaco heliport and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in France, as well as helicopter tours of the French Riviera and private flight charters to all destinations within a radius of 500 km of Monaco. They are now looking to expand their horizons as an airline service.