French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 18 to 24/08

Evening Update Friday 23 August

Firefighters have been fighting a major blaze in La Crau in the Var today Evening Update Friday 23 August Read More

23/08/2019

Crossover Festival

The 11th edition of the Crossover Festival kicks off in Nice later today with over 9,000 people expected to attend the music festival on Friday and Saturday which is being held at the Théâtre de Verdure. Crossover Festival Read More

23/08/2019

Survey

According to a recent survey the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has remained stable during the summer. The head of state spent mid-August exactly at the same level as late July, with 66% of respondents having a bad opinion of him. Survey Read More

23/08/2019

Fire in a busy business park in the Var

Firefighters in the Var have been deployed to fight a fire next to a warehouse in the business area of Gavary, in the town of La Crau. Fire in a busy business park in the Var Read More

23/08/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 23rd August 2019

A forty-year-old woman has been stabbed in the street by her husband. The incident occurred late afternoon on Thursday in the Moneghetti district of Monaco. French and Riviera News Friday 23rd August 2019 Read More

23/08/2019

Evening Update Thursday 22 August

In the Var, a decree has been announced by the Prefect restricting water consumption in various municipalities close to the Argens river Evening Update Thursday 22  August Read More

22/08/2019

Fire in hospital south of Paris

France’s Health Minister Agnès Buzyn has given "all her support to the victims and their relatives" following a fire which broke out in the night of Wednesday to Thursday, inside the hospital Henri-Mondor in Créteil south of Paris. Fire in hospital south of Paris Read More

22/08/2019

Fatal accident in Manosque

A 37-year-old man has died after his vehicle drove into the EDF canal located in Manosque. Fatal accident in Manosque Read More

22/08/2019

G7 Summit

Anti-globalisation and climate activists have teamed up with yellow vest protesters and Basque nationalists ahead of a G7 meeting in France this weekend to confront a rich-poor divide they say is growing. G7 Summit Read More

22/08/2019

Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

It’s been announced that, the American actor, director and producer Robert Redford will be awarded by Prince Albert II of Monaco for his commitment to the planet on September 26 on the terraces of the Monte Carlo Opera House. Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean Read More

22/08/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has issued an yellow weather alert for the Alpes Maritimes due to the risk of thunderstorms in the region. Weather warning Read More

22/08/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 22nd August 2019

A study published today has shown that the University Hospital of Nice has been ranked 13th in the list of the 50 best public hospitals in France. The University Hospital of Bordeaux came top of the list followed by Lille 2nd and Toulouse 3rd. French and Riviera News Thursday 22nd August 2019 Read More

22/08/2019

Evening Update Wednesday 21 August

France’s competition authority has cleared the purchase of OGC Nice by Ineos Evening Update Wednesday 21 August Read More

21/08/2019

Beach reopens

Local media has reported that the beach of Mirandole in Golfe-Juan which was closed to the public due to pollution was caused by a pipeline incident from the property of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. Beach reopens Read More

21/08/2019

Olive production hit by hot weather

The Chamber of Agriculture for the Alpes-Maritimes has estimated that the production of olives in the region has fallen this year by 60% due to the heatwave. Olive production hit by hot weather Read More

21/08/2019

Hackers

According to the Directorate General of Public Finance hackers have hacked around 2,000 tax accounts of taxpayers. The hackers are believed to have amended tax returns adding credits and tax cuts to statements of their victims and replacing bank details. Hackers Read More

21/08/2019

Burglar breaks into restaurant, gets drunk and can’t find his way out

A 56-year-old man has appeared in court after being arrested by police who found him drunk in a restaurant which he had broken into. Burglar breaks into restaurant, gets drunk and can’t find his way out Read More

21/08/2019

G7 Summit

Five people have been detained in France on suspicion of planning an attack on this weekend's G7 summit. The suspects, who included "black bloc" anti-capitalists, were arrested on Monday for posting messages online encouraging attacks on a hotel accommodating police gendarmes during the August 24-26 talks. G7 Summit Read More

21/08/2019

Parisians to become fluent in English

Former French government spokesman and confident of the president Benjamin Griveaux has made a pledge to make Parisians fluent in English as part of his campaign to become mayor of Paris. Parisians to become fluent in English Read More

21/08/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 21st August 2018

Violent thunderstorms have hit the Haut Var region with a yellow weather alert being put in place by Meteo France on Tuesday afternoon. French and Riviera News Wednesday 21st August 2018 Read More

21/08/2019

Evening Update Tuesday 20 August

The Mayor of Nice and the Nice tourism department have announced good figures so far this summer Evening Update Tuesday 20 August Read More

20/08/2019

Rats

Nice city council has announced plans to carry out rat-disinfestation today, in the east of the city. Rats Read More

20/08/2019

France and Panama sign agreement to fight tax evasion

Three years after the revelations of the Panama Papers, the fight against tax evasion is intensifying as France and Panama concluded, on Monday, an agreement to facilitate the exchange of information to fight against tax evasion. France and Panama sign agreement to fight tax evasion Read More

20/08/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 20th August 2019

Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's use of private jets - and said he paid to carbon offset their trip to his home here on the French Riviera. French and Riviera News Tuesday 20th August 2019 Read More

20/08/2019

Evening Update Monday 19 August

Firefighters have been tackling a new forest fire which broke out near Roquebrune-sur-Argens in the Var this afternoon Evening Update Monday 19 August Read More

19/08/2019

Thoroughbred horse auctioned for 1.6 million euros

An 18-month-old English yearling has been auctioned for 1.6 million euros in Deauville, Normandy. Thoroughbred horse auctioned for 1.6 million euros Read More

19/08/2019

Street brawl in Juan les Pins

Three men have been placed in police custody after a fight broke out between two groups of people in the early hours of Saturday morning in Juan les Pins. Street brawl in Juan les Pins Read More

19/08/2019

Swimming ban

The beach of Mirandole in Vallauris-Golfe-Juan has been closed to swimmers. The swimming ban was introduced on Sunday following fears of pollution. Swimming ban Read More

19/08/2019

Football match halted after homophobic chants

A football match in France has been halted over what the country's equality minister described as homophobic chants. Football match halted after homophobic chants Read More

19/08/2019

France ready to take 40 migrants

France says it's ready to take 40 migrants from the 107 remaining on a rescue ship stranded off the coast of Italy, where the interior minister Matteo Salvini has refused to allow it to dock. France ready to take 40 migrants Read More

19/08/2019

Emmanuel Macron to meet with Boris Johnson

It will be a busy political comeback for Emmanuel Macron after his holiday in the South of France. After today’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Brégançon, in the Var the French president will welcome Boris Johnson at the Elysee Palace on Thursday 22nd August. Emmanuel Macron to meet with Boris Johnson Read More

19/08/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 19th August 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron will be meeting later today with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at his holiday retreat Fort Brégançon in Bormes les Mimosas in the Var. French and Riviera News Monday 19th August 2019 Read More

19/08/2019