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The French Federation of Rugby (FFR) and their president Bernard Laporte have relaunched France’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Nice has thrown its name into the hat as a host city, among 15 others across the country.
Monaco’s international tennis tournament has long been more than just a sporting event. It is an event for the whole family in one of the most spectacular settings in the south of France - even on the global tennis circuit, no stadium or court can compete with the Monte-Carlo Country Club. From 15th to 23rd April, it will be the stage for matches between the best players in the world as the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal head to the principality for the year’s first clay court matches.
The French love Valentine’s Day in the south of France! Both Cannes and Nice feature on the 2017 list of Top 10 destinations for Valentine’s Day according to research conducted by the hotel comparison website trivago.fr.
The Côte d’Azur is on yellow alert today due to the 90km/h winds expected right along the coast. The Var and the stretch between Antibes to Cannes will be most affected.
The 2017 carnival begins in Nice tomorrow and runs until 25th February. Nice’s carnival is one of the biggest carnivals in the world, now in its 133rd year and it attracts almost a million spectators annually. 240,000 tickets have already been sold with six million euros going in to the creation of the festival.
Monaco’s annual Printemps des Arts festival is due to begin on Friday 17th March and will run for three weeks until Sunday 8thApril. The festival, now in its 33rd year, is mainly dedicated to music, classical music in particular.
The Fédération Nationale de l’Immobilier Côte d’Azur (FNAIM) has welcomed a decision by the Municipal Council of Nice not to increase the taxe d’habitation surcharge on people who own second homes in the city. In 2015, France implemented the law requiring a 20% surcharge on properties that aren’t registered as a primary residence in areas of France where there is a recognised housing shortage.
The Riviera Classic half-marathon, due to take place Sunday 12th March, has been cancelled. The Monegasque Athletics Federation has said that in light of the current state of emergency and the fight against illegal immigration, the Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes decided not to allow the race to take place.