French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 04 to 10/08

Evening Update 09 Aug

There has been a dramatic car chase in Nice for the second day running. It happened in the early hours of the morning, when police flagged down a suspicious driver who ... .... Evening Update 09 Aug Read More

09/08/2019

14-year-old boy in police custody

A 14-year-old boy has been placed in police custody after stealing his grandmothers car in Callian in the Var. 14-year-old boy in police custody Read More

09/08/2019

Migrant center in Saint Agnès

The mayor of Saint Agnès in the Alpes Maritimes has opposed a project which would see the former holiday center the Orméa being transformed to accommodate 56 young migrants. Migrant center in Saint Agnès Read More

09/08/2019

Investigation into sexual assault

Five French men aged 18 and 19 have been accused of sexual assault, following a complaint from two 20-year-old Norwegian women in the seaside resort of Benidorm in Spain. Investigation into sexual assault Read More

09/08/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has placed, nine departments of the North-East and Occitanie region on an orange weather alert with storms forecast. Weather warning Read More

09/08/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 9th August 2019

According to local media eight employees from the hotel Belle Rives in Juan les Pins have been struck down by food poisoning. French and Riviera News Friday 9th August 2019 Read More

09/08/2019

Evening Update 08 August

The official Alpes-Maritimes flag is being flown at half-mast today as a sign of respect for the Mayor of Signes who was buried this afternoon. The 76 year-old died after being run over following an argument over illegal ... .... Evening Update 08 August Read More

08/08/2019

Fire risk

The Prefecture of the Var has announced that access to forest areas in the Var region has been restricted today, Thursday 8th August Fire risk Read More

08/08/2019

Drought

Individuals and businesses in the Alpes Maritimes region have been encouraged to save water in order to avoid future water restrictions. Drought Read More

08/08/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 8th August 2019

Bison Futé has warned motorists in the region that this weekend will be particularly difficult on the roads with a black Saturday for those heading to the Southeast. French and Riviera News Thursday 8th August 2019 Read More

08/08/2019

Evening Update 07 Aug

Five motorists, each one driving a Porsche in a high speed convoy going over 200km/h, have been stopped by French police. The incident happened ... .... Evening Update 07 Aug Read More

07/08/2019

IT failure hits holidaymakers

British Airways passengers are currently facing delays following an IT failure. IT failure hits holidaymakers Read More

07/08/2019

Reckless driving

Five motorists driving Porsches at more than 200km/h on the A89 motorway towards Bordeaux- Clermont-Ferrand have been stopped by French police. Reckless driving Read More

07/08/2019

Dangerous diving spot fenced off in Nice

A popular diving spot with young people has been made completely in accessible following several accidents. Dangerous diving spot fenced off in Nice Read More

07/08/2019

Beach goers warned to be on guard

Beach goers across the region have been warned of “fake tourists” equipped with a payment terminal able to copy card details. Beach goers warned to be on guard Read More

07/08/2019

7-year-old boy left home alone

Firefighters in Aix-en-Provence have saved a 7-year-old boy from jumping from the fourth floor of an apartment block. The child had reportedly been left alone, locked inside the apartment while his parents were away. 7-year-old boy left home alone Read More

07/08/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 7th August 2019

A campsite in the Ardèche has been evacuated after two fires broke out on Tuesday afternoon. French and Riviera News Wednesday 7th August 2019 Read More

07/08/2019

Evening Update 06 August

Sixty jobs are to be lost at the Foreplast factory in Monaco. The news has come as a shock to employees, many of whom have worked at the company for over 25 years. The company owners ... .... Evening Update 06 August Read More

06/08/2019

“Say things in French!”

The French culture minister has ignited a debate over the encroachment of other languages in France, by telling his followers to “say things in French”. “Say things in French!” Read More

06/08/2019

Civil security pilot tribute

A tribute ceremony to Franck Chesneau, the civil security pilot who died on Friday during the crash of his Canadair aircraft, Civil security pilot tribute Read More

06/08/2019

Abortion

Following a statement from the Monegasque government released on Monday the principality is expected, in the coming months to decriminalize abortion. Abortion Read More

06/08/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has placed nine departments in central-eastern France on an orange weather alert with heavy rainfall and strong winds forecast. Weather warning Read More

06/08/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 6th August 2019

Jean-Mathieu Michel, the Mayor of Signes near Toulon, in the Var has been killed in an accident. French and Riviera News Tuesday 6th August 2019 Read More

06/08/2019

Evening Update 05 August

The World Weather Network has said the recent canicule heatwave across France, and the rest of Europe, would have been less severe without climate change. They say temperature highs of ... Evening Update 05 August Read More

05/08/2019

Climate change

According to a report published by the World Weather Network during the recent heat wave which hit Western Europe at the end of July, temperatures would have been "about 1.5 ° to 3 ° degrees lower" without climate change. Climate change Read More

05/08/2019

French inventor Franky Zapata speaks of next project

Franky Zapata the 40-year-old French inventor who has just completed crossing the Channel on a Flyboard has announced his next project while speaking to French media this morning and it involves crossing the Channel in a flying car. French inventor Franky Zapata speaks of next project Read More

05/08/2019

Unesco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has received a distinction at the Unesco Headquarters for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of climate change, biodiversity and oceanographic research. Unesco Read More

05/08/2019

Ocean Viking leaves Marseille

The Ocean Viking, the new boat chartered by SOS Mediterranean and Médecins sans Frontières, has begun its first rescue mission off the coast of Libya leaving the port of Marseille shortly after 10pm on Sunday despite the uncertainty around ports of reception and the closure of Italian waters. Ocean Viking leaves Marseille Read More

05/08/2019

Pregnant woman shot by her ex-partner

A pregnant woman in her thirties has died after being shot at close range by her ex-partner. Pregnant woman shot by her ex-partner Read More

05/08/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 5th August 2019

Police in the Var have launched an appeal following the worrying disappearance of 70-year-old Denis Bouton. Bouton has not been seen since leaving his holiday home in Bormes les Mimosas on Saturday morning shortly after 7.30am. French and Riviera News Monday 5th August 2019 Read More

05/08/2019