We’ve updated our website in order to be able to offer you a clearer, more user-friendly, informative experience. As always, we’ll continue to provide you with news and features from the Côte d\'Azur and Monaco, written in English by our team of professional mother-tongue journalists.
Liebe Leser! Wir begrüßen Sie herzlich auf unserer neuen Website. Benutzerfreundlich, übersichtlich und informativ – nach diesen Kriterien haben wir unseren Internetauftritt umgestaltet. Wie bisher versorgen wir Sie mit journalistisch aufbereiteten, aktuellen Nachrichten in deutscher Sprache von der Côte d’Azur und Monaco.
It’s probably one of the biggest gripes expats have against their French contemporaries: bad driving. From a lack of respect for other road users to downright safety concerns, there’s plenty we can find to moan about, but curiously, while the French feel the same as we do about each other, barely any of them are willing to admit any guilt on their part…
Weather warnings for the mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes have risen to a yellow avalanche alert today, with the prefecture advising caution throughout the weekend. Skiers in the Mercantour mountain range and particularly the Isola-Tende area are being urged to stick to the pistes after the warnings were upgraded from a Level 3 to a Level 4 in the last 24 hours.
European lawmakers have finally agreed on a deal to cap the wholesale charges mobile operators charge each other to allow customers to use their phones whilst roaming in the EU. The motion has been described as the ‘last piece of the puzzle’ in moving towards a total abolition of roaming charges in the EU on 15th June 2017.
Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg made history with their circumnavigation of the globe in 2016 and will now share their experience with the rest of world. A film of their adventure - L'Impossible Tour du Monde - is to be screened in Monaco later this month.
From 6th February to 30th March, Monaco’s Larvotto tunnel will be closed in both directions from 8pm until 6am. During this time, necessary construction works and upgrades will be carried out with the aim of improving fire safety and public security.
Monaco prides itself on being 'a land of international tennis’, a title well deserved considering that this year’s Rolex Masters will be the 111th edition of the event. Every spring, the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club welcome the first European round of the annual ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and it’s a date that, along with the Grand Prix de Monaco, has come to represent the the start of the season for sporting and cultural events in the Côte d’Azur.
Following Donald Trump’s executive order to ban entry to the US to citizens from seven countries worldwide, Air France has refused travel to some 15 passengers over the weekend. While dual-nationality British passport holders have been told that they can still travel under the ban, France is yet to receive the same assurances.
Almost everyone who has been to a concert or attended an event at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice will have a traffic horror story to share. Parking and access to the multi-use venue has been a serious issue of contention since the stadium was opened in 2013, and things are likely to get a lot worse now that the local government has pulled its free public transport system.