French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 17 to 21/03

Evening Update Thursday 21 March

The French Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire has given details of the cost of the yellow vest protests so far Evening Update Thursday 21 March Read More

21/03/2019

The Eiffel Tower Vertical Race

Polish elite runner Piotr Lobodzinski has claimed victory by climbing the 1,665 stairs in under 8 minutes. Lobodzinki finished the competition almost a full minute ahead of the runner in second place, Austrian Jakob Mayer. The Eiffel Tower Vertical Race Read More

21/03/2019

Rural mayors in France

Following the announcement from the SNCF on Wednesday that they have signed a partnership with Facebook to book tickets, the association of rural mayors in France has aired their concerns about the dematerialization of public services for the elderly. Rural mayors in France Read More

21/03/2019

Marseille

Citizens’ protests groups in Marseille have claimed that the city is facing its biggest crisis in decades as city-centre residents fear historical buildings, which have turned to slums, could crumble and fall. Marseille Read More

21/03/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 21st March 2019

South western France has experienced a sharp shock after an earthquake hit the region on Wednesday. Shortly before 11 am residents of the Charente-Maritime and the Bordeaux regions experienced the quake for at least five seconds. French and Riviera News Thursday 21st March 2019 Read More

21/03/2019

Evening Update Wednesday 20 March

It’s been confirmed that Yellow Vest demonstrations will be banned in Nice this weekend, according to reports Evening Update Wednesday 20 March Read More

20/03/2019

SNCF

The SNCF has today announced a new service which will make it possible for passengers to book and buy train tickets via Facebook Messenger. SNCF Read More

20/03/2019

Road safety

The Prefect of the Var has announced this morning that a report published shows that so far this year 21 people have been killed on the regions roads compared to 3 last year for the same period. Road safety Read More

20/03/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 20th March 2019

Following the national call by the yellow vest movement to demonstrate in Nice at the weekend, marking Act 19 of demonstrations, the Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has asked Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and the Minister of the Interior Christophe Casternar to ban all gatherings in the city. French and Riviera News Wednesday 20th March 2019 Read More

20/03/2019

Evening Update Tuesday 19 March

A large demonstration was held by unions in Nice this morning to protest at the level of pensions and wages and the lack of purchasing power. Evening Update Tuesday 19 March Read More

19/03/2019

Cancer

A study published today has shown that in 2019, cancer is expected to kill 1.41 million people in the European Union. Cancer Read More

19/03/2019

Protest by prison staff

Following a breakdown in negotiations between the government and prison unions, on Monday, prison staff have announced they will be blocking the prison in Nice and across France today Protest by prison staff Read More

19/03/2019

Road accident causes delays this morning on A8 motorway

An accident involving three vehicles has occurred on the A8 motorway causing long delays around Nice westbound. Road accident causes delays this morning on A8 motorway Read More

19/03/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 19th March 2019

Due to national strike action today the region’s transport will be disrupted and some schools closed. Unions have called for strike action from both private and public sector workers. French and Riviera News Tuesday 19th March 2019 Read More

19/03/2019

Evening Update Monday 18 March

A general strike is planned for the whole of France tomorrow. Evening Update Monday 18 March Read More

18/03/2019

Sophia Antipolis celebrates 50 years

Created 50 years ago on the Côte d'Azur, the Sophia Antipolis Technology Park now boasts nearly 40,000 jobs and is constantly attracting more. Sophia Antipolis celebrates 50 years Read More

18/03/2019

Stabbing in Marseille

A 21 year old student from Aix en Provence has died from stab wounds following an attack in Marseille on Sunday night. Stabbing in Marseille Read More

18/03/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 18th March 2019

A yellow vest protester has been hospitalized following an incident on Sunday in Toulon in the Var. Yellow vest protestors had attempted to reinstall barriers on a roundabout in the shopping area of Valletta. French and Riviera News Monday 18th March 2019 Read More

18/03/2019