French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 13 to 19/10

Gas leak on port of Nice

A section of the port of Nice has been cordoned off due to a gas leak. The incident occurred this morning around 9.30 after the leak was detected on the construction site on the corner of Rue Cassini. Gas leak on port of Nice Read More

18/10/2019

No trains

The train network the SNCF is disrupted in several regions across France today due to an “unexpected social movement ”with the Côte d’Azur region being particularly badly hit. No trains Read More

18/10/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 18th October 2019

The Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard has asked France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for Mayors across France to be given more power pertaining to the risk of terrorism. French and Riviera News Friday 18th October 2019 Read More

18/10/2019

Evening Update 17 Oct

French President Emmanuel Macron has welcomed the proposed deal on Brexit. At a meeting of EU leaders he said he was .. ... Evening Update 17 Oct Read More

17/10/2019

Jaques Chirac

Nice city council has voted this morning to rename the rue de la Cité du Parc" in old Nice "cours Jacques-Chirac" in memory of the former French President who died at the age of 86 on 26th September. Jaques Chirac Read More

17/10/2019

Annual Monaco Fun Fair

With schools breaking up across France on Friday parents in the region will be looking for activities for their children and what better place that the Monaco Fun Fair here in the Principality which opens on Friday. Annual Monaco Fun Fair Read More

17/10/2019

Scientist calls for more awareness on the risk of a tsunami in the region

According to a scientist from the Géoazur laboratory, the risk of a tsunami on the Côte d’azur remains and awareness needs to raised. Scientist calls for more awareness on the risk of a tsunami in the region Read More

17/10/2019

Caisse d’epargne Côte d’azur new business

After the launch in September of the brand Nautibanque specialising in the yachting industry the Caisse d'Epargne Côte d'Azur (Cecaz) has announced the creation of its sector dedicated to the perfume industry. Caisse d’epargne Côte d’azur new business Read More

17/10/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 17th October 2019

A survey published on Wednesday has shown that the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi is favourite to win the first round of the municipal elections in 2020. French and Riviera News Thursday 17th October 2019 Read More

17/10/2019

Evening Update 16 Oct

A massive police operation this morning has led to the arrests of thirty people and the seizure of several kilograms of drugs and large amounts of cash. Over 250 police were involved in the ... ... Evening Update 16 Oct Read More

16/10/2019

Missing person

Police have appealed following the worrying disappearance of 41 year old Luc Hébert from Saint Laurent du Var. Hébert left his home around noon on Tuesday and has not been seen or heard from since. Missing person Read More

16/10/2019

Picasso painting

Le Compotier", a work by artist Pablo Picasso and painted in Antibes in 1946, will be auctioned on Friday, October 18th at Christie's in Paris, on the sidelines of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC). Picasso painting Read More

16/10/2019

Eight activists fined

Eight activists have been fined 500 euros each for having taken down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron in town halls in the French capital. On February 21st and 28th, the activists removed the portraits as part of a national campaign “Décrochons Macron” led by the Action non violent COP21 Eight activists fined Read More

16/10/2019

Polluted water

Alarmed residents in the Côte d’Or region of France have aired their concern over the quality of drinking water in their region for fear it is “polluted with pesticides”. Polluted water Read More

16/10/2019

Nursery school flooded in the Var

A nursery school in the Var has provided a minimum service this morning following flooding on Tuesday. Nursery school flooded in the Var Read More

16/10/2019

Tour de France 2020

The 2020 Tour de France boasts one of the most challenging opening weeks in recent editions of the race and two stages the start and finish will be in Nice, the second of which involves almost 3,700 metres of climbing over the Col de la Colmiane, Col de Turini and Col d'Eze. Tour de France 2020 Read More

16/10/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 16th October 2019

A sewage pipe has burst on the seafront in Cannes leading to the beaches of Mandelieu, Cannes and Théoule being closed to swimmers. French and Riviera News Wednesday 16th October 2019 Read More

16/10/2019

Evening Update 15 Oct

Tax Fonciere in Nice has risen 52.2% in the last ten years alone. A new study shows the city is one of only five in France where tax increases have exceeded 50% in the last decade. Top of the list is ... ... Evening Update 15 Oct Read More

15/10/2019

Mini tornado

A mini tornado has hit Arles in the Bouches du Rhone. The area had been placed on an orange weather alert on Monday with storms forecast. Mini tornado Read More

15/10/2019

Inmates escape from prison in Marseille

Inmates from the Baumettes prison in Marseille, have escaped while being taken to the court room. Inmates escape from prison in Marseille Read More

15/10/2019

Traffic

The region’s roads are experiencing long traffic jams during this morning’s rush hour due to the bad weather. There is an 11 km tail back between Nice and Antibes and 8 km between Mandelieu and Nice. Traffic Read More

15/10/2019

Violent storms in western France

Violent thunderstorms accompanied by hail and heavy rain have hit the west of France with 46 departments being placed on an orange weather warning. Violent storms in western France Read More

15/10/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has issued an orange weather warning with storms and heavy rain forecast for the Alpes Maritimes. Weather warning Read More

15/10/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 15th October 2019

Police in Antibes have opened an investigation after two men arrived at the fire station in Vallauris suffering from bullet wounds. French and Riviera News Tuesday 15th October 2019 Read More

15/10/2019

Evening Update 14 Oct

The Var has been put under a yellow weather alert for thunder and possible flooding overnight tonight. The storms follow a very warm weekend where temperatures were five to ten degrees above normal. The bad weather is expected to Evening Update 14 Oct Read More

14/10/2019

Missing person

Police in Nice have appealed following the worrying disappearance on an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s. Jean-Jacques Bouchon was admitted to the A&E department of Pasteur Hospital 2 according to his son he left the hospital of his own accord around 2.30pm on Sunday. Missing person Read More

14/10/2019

Mipcom

American actor Patrick Dempsey will receive an “excellence award” for his career in television and cinema at Mipcom which opens today in Cannes. Mipcom Read More

14/10/2019

Cargo ship

A cargo ship has run a ground along the coast of southern Corsica. The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in the heart of the Bonifacio nature reserve. Cargo ship Read More

14/10/2019

Lumière film festival

The 10th annual Lumière film festival opened in Lyon on Sunday, with actress Frances McDormand kicking off the event. Lumière film festival Read More

14/10/2019

France and Germany halt arms exports to Turkey

France and Germany have announced that they are temporarily halting arms exports to Turkey over the country's military action in northern Syria. France and Germany halt arms exports to Turkey Read More

14/10/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 14th October 2019

A 29-year-old man has been left in a critical condition after being stabbed in Villefranche sur mer. French and Riviera News Monday 14th October 2019 Read More

14/10/2019