Recent Articles

  • New York bagels come to the French Riviera

    A franchise of the popular New York bagel joint Bruegger’s Bagels has opened at Polygone Riviera.

  • The Côte d'Azur from space

    French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the International Space Station since last November, has tweeted a stunning photo of the Côte d’Azur by night from space.

  • Good driving: the French contradiction

    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…

  • Avalanche alert for the Alpes-Maritimes

    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.

  • Roam like at home!

    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.

  • Solar Impulse: free screening

    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.

  • Two months of works in the Larvotto tunnel

    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. 

  • Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

    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.