Recent Articles

  • Air France blocks 15 US-bound passengers

    Following Donald Trump’s executive order to ban entry to the US to citizens from seven countries worldwide, Air France has refused travel to some 15 passengers over the weekend. While dual-nationality British passport holders have been told that they can still travel under the ban, France is yet to receive the same assurances.

  • End to free transport to the Allianz Riviera stadium

    Almost everyone who has been to a concert or attended an event at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice will have a traffic horror story to share. Parking and access to the multi-use venue has been a serious issue of contention since the stadium was opened in 2013, and things are likely to get a lot worse now that the local government has pulled its free public transport system.

  • CFM sells off business outside of AEOI regulations

    Monaco-based CFM Indosuez Wealth Management has announced that it has sold a portion of its business within the principality to rival bank Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB). The former says the move is in line with its ‘proactive approach to limit client relations to residents of countries participating in the Automatic Exchange of Information’.

  • Monaco celebrates its patron saint

    The annual Sainte Dévote festivities, in honour of the principality’s patron saint, are taking place today and tomorrow. The highlight of the event can be discovered tonight in front of the Eglise Sainte Dévote as resident set alight a wooden boat against the backdrop of Monaco’s famous Port Hercule. 

  • Monaco must modernise or become a museum

    For more than five years, Guillaume Rose has been at the forefront of the tourism industry in Monaco. With approximately 5,700 jobs, the market accounts for around 10% of the gross domestic product of the principality and is thus the second largest employer in the country.

  • Changes for landlords: furnished tourist accommodation

    The French Digital Republic act, which came into force on 7th October 2016, will bring some changes for landlords who let furnished accommodation. From now on, owners of furnished properties who rent them for short periods, even if they rent their main property, have to register with the local mairie and/or ask for a prior authorisation to change the use of their real estate. This authorisation is already necessary for accommodation in Paris, its suburbs and towns with over 200,000 inhabitants, but now smaller towns too have decided to apply this process.

  • Winds and waves die off

    The Bord de Mer between Antibes and the marina of Villeneuve-Loubet has reopened after several days of closure due to high winds and strong, onshore winds.

  • Record chill on the Côte d’Azur

    It has been one of the coldest starts to the week on record for the French Riviera with temperatures well below zero even in its coastal cities. High winds are predicted tonight for the lower Alps and the cold snap continues on the coast.

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