Recent Articles

  • Voices from the past

    Former General Manager of Reuters and a British expat living in the south of France, Michael Nelson was in the midst of launching his second book - Americans and the Making of the Riviera - when he realised that despite the French Riviera’s global reputation, no one had ever written a history of the region in English.

  • Kiwanis Club of Antibes helps to fight cystic fibrosis

    Green de l’Espoir 2017, organised by the Kiwanis Club of Antibes Juan-les-Pins, invites all golf-lovers to meet for its 17th amateur golf competition on Sunday 11th June at the Golf de la Grande Bastide course in Châteauneuf de Grasse. The event is sponsored by the French Federation of Golf and is a long-running charity golf tournament, which raises funds to fight cystic fibrosis and support the French organisation Vaincre la Mucoviscidose.

  • The Cannes Film Festival without a pass

    Unless you’re a movie star, a big shot director, a respected journalist or if your name is on the billing, it can be almost impossible to get past security and onto the red carpet. There are, however, a few exceptions to the rule…

  • World Star football match in Monaco

    The 25th edition of the World Stars football match will take place in Monaco on Tuesday 23rd May, pitting world famous Formula 1 drivers against the Monegasque sports association A.S. Star Team (in support of the Star Team for Children association) at the Stade Louis II. As usual, the football match will officially open the festivities around the 75th Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco.

  • Hairdresser to the stars, star of hairdressers

    Rossano Ferretti always wanted to revolutionise the world of hair styling. He already knew he could at 15, when he first went to London, and declared: “My hands can create beauty.” Today, several decades later, the conviction he has in himself and his team is quite remarkable – even for one of the best hairdressers in the world. However, you have to have this level of self-belief if you are going to build a worldwide hairdressing empire for the rich and famous.

  • Private beach dining: Zplage

    As soon as the sunny days of a promising season arrived on the Croisette, the Grand Hyatt Martinez’s beach - Zplage - unfurled its parasols and unfolded its deckchairs. Health and nutrition are the focus of chef Christian Sinicropi’s new menu, which blends traditional produce of the Mediterranean with international accents to tantalise the taste buds.

  • Carte Zou: the magic travel card

    A single ticket for travel on both TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur trains and Lignes d'Azur buses will be introduced on 1st June. Card holders will be able to top up their card to take a TER train and then continue their commute on the tram or bus network in Nice, all without having to worry about additional tickets for separate modes of transport.

  • The bird map of Nice

    Nice is the second largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte region by its number of inhabitants, but despite a marked urban context, the city has been able to preserve several natural sites. This spring, Nice has inaugurated a new discovery map titled ‘Les oiseaux de Nice’, which displays the locations of about 343 bird species that can be found in the city.