Recent Articles

  • Heightened restrictions amid severe drought

    Despite the little bit of rain that fell on the region over the weekend, the drought situation in the Alpes-Maritimes remains problematic with temperatures breaking records for this time of year at over 40°C in some areas.

  • La Barben: the oldest castle in Provence to be sold

    Located near Aix en Provence, the Château de la Barben is ‘the most picturesque and ancient castle of Provence,’ as the French painter Marius Granet once said.

  • Organic, what else!?

    Michelin-star chef Paolo Sari on his battle to promote organic food. In 2014, Venetian Paolo Sari and his restaurant Elsa at Monte Carlo Beach was the first 100% organic restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star for its exquisitely delicious cuisine. Today it is still the only one. He pours his heart out to Petra Hall.

  • From Thailand to the Riviera: The Rolling Company

    Forget the classic scoop and waffle cone… in the old town of Nice, 24-year olds Adrien Rosenpick and Jeremy Akouka have a whole new ice cream concept!

  • Sunny Bank: supporting the elderly and the vulnerable

    For over a century, the Sunny Bank association has helped many English-speaking seniors and residents improve their quality of life on the French Riviera and the Var.

  • 2024 Olympic Games in Nice and Marseille

    Last Monday, Paris was formally chosen as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after its rival candidate city Los Angeles agreed to welcome the 2028 Olympics instead. The French capital, however, is not in a position to manage all of the events, which explains why Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse, Nantes, Saint Etienne and Lille have all been selected as co-hosts of sporting events from football to sailing.

  • Promenade du Paillon welcomes new water fountain

    Last week, the Promenade Paillon inaugurated a new eco-friendly water fountain, which freely distributes still and sparkling water to residents and tourists.

  • Record: 376 film projects on the Côte d'Azur in 2016

    Movie producers throughout history have been fascinated with the French Riviera’s majestic setting, but it was in 2016 that the Alpes-Maritimes gained particular attention worldwide with 12 feature films, eight TV series and 97 advertisements shot in the region. As such, the multi-million euro film industry has become an important economic factor for the Côte d'Azur.

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