Recent Articles

  • Tension in France: the demise of the old system

    Not since Charles de Gaulle has an incumbent president in France waived his fight for re-election. Never before have all the favourites for the highest office in the state failed to make the final cut. 

  • New animal protection service in Nice

    Nice has announced the opening of an animal charity in collaboration with the Association Association Contre la Discrimination Canine, the Groupe d’action pour l’amour des animaux et la Société protectrice des animaux (SPA Paris). The charitable association has been created by the L’Animal dans la Ville mission and aims to advise and listen to anyone who would like to report a case of animal maltreatment. 

  • Strikes hit the region’s rail networks

    Ongoing strikes by French railway workers are having a knock-on effect across the south of France. The social action is mainly affecting train services in and around Marseille, but with their Italian counterparts also due to launch a strike on Wednesday 8th March, cross-border connections could too be feeling the strain in coming days.

  • Storm Zeus in photographs

    The day after Storm Zeus hit France - killing two and causing millions of euros worth of damage - the Côte d’Azur has returned to its usual bright and sunny self. With blue skies and warm temperatures with us today and forecast from the coming week, small puddles and a freshness in the air are the only physical reminders of yesterday’s storms. We’ve trailed Instagram to find the best and most dramatic photographs of Storm Zeus in the region.

  • France’s airports stalled by strikes

    Air traffic control workers in France are taking part in a strike this week, which was called by the UNSA union regarding working hours and conditions. Airlines across the board have been affected, with Ryanair cancelling as many as 45 flights today alone and an average of one in three flights cancelled around the country. 

  • Pool police

    The local tax authority in Marmande in south western France has come up with a novel technique of locating undeclared and illegal private swimming pools in the commune: surveillance via Google Earth. For officials in the small town, which has a population of around 18,000, the laborious task has paid off. Over 100,000€ has been collected by the services fiscaux in the last 24 months.

  • Work at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

    Would you like to work as a controller at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix? The Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) is currently recruiting controllers to work with them at the 75th edition of the event, which will be held from 25th to 28th May. 

  • Club Vivanova: luxury lifestyle gala event in Monaco

    In just over a week’s time, the glamourous and sophisticated Club Vivanova will be hosting its luxury lifestyle gala event at Monaco’s Fairmont hotel. Over 320 tickets have already been sold for the black tie soirée; an impressive guest list that features the likes of ambassadors and distinguished business leaders. With a DJ and live musical entertainment, a charity auction, an exhibition of rare and collectables cars, a fashion show, and the club’s signature gourmet experience with Premier Cru champagne and premium international wines, the gala is set to be the highlight of the spring season on the Côte d’Azur.