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French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 12 to 16/08

Evening Update 16 Aug

French authorities have opened a criminal investigation for iin-voluntary homicide’, after the bridge collapse at Genoa killed four French national. The four, all in their early 20s, were travelling ... ... Evening Update 16 Aug Read More

16/08/2018

Motorcyslist stopped for speeding

A motorcyclist has been stopped by police for speeding. The biker was caught driving at 181km/hr in a zone limited to 80km/hr. Motorcyslist stopped for speeding Read More

16/08/2018

Quality of the water in Villefranche sur mer

Authorities in Villefranche sur mer have announced that tests carried out on the quality of the water at several beaches in the town have shown that the quality is “good”. Quality of the water in Villefranche sur mer Read More

16/08/2018

French and Riviera News Thursday 16th August 2018

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the north-western region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. French and Riviera News Thursday 16th August 2018 Read More

16/08/2018

Evening Update 15 Aug

A fourth French victim has been claimed by the bridge disaster on the A10 at Genona yesterday. It brings to 39 the total dead. Prince Albert of Monaco has ... Evening Update 15 Aug Read More

15/08/2018

Solidarity across the Riviera for victims of the Genoa bridge disaster

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has offered equipment to help with rescue efforts after news of the Genoa bridge disaster broke. Solidarity across the Riviera for victims of the Genoa bridge disaster Read More

15/08/2018

Legal challenge against Brexit

British expats living in Spain, France and Italy have launched a legal challenge against the 2016 referendum, arguing that the Leave campaign broke electoral laws, therefore making the Brexit vote unconstitutional. Legal challenge against Brexit Read More

15/08/2018

Firework display

Fireworks return to the city of Nice this evening as part of August 15th celebrations for the first time since the Nice Attack on July 14th 2016. Firework display Read More

15/08/2018

Three French nationals have been identified in the Genoa bridge disaster

According to Italian media so far three French nationals have been identified amongst the victims of the Genoa bridge disaster. Three French nationals have been identified in the Genoa bridge disaster Read More

15/08/2018

Update on the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa

Italian rescuers continue their search for survivors after the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern city of Genoa, in which at least 37 people are now reported to have died. Update on the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa Read More

15/08/2018

French and Riviera News Wednesday 15th August 2018

Prince Albert of Monaco has expressed his condolences following the tragic collapse of the motorway bridge in Genoa. Rescuers have been searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of the bridge on Tuesday morning. French and Riviera News Wednesday 15th August 2018 Read More

15/08/2018

Evening Update 14 Aug

At least 22 people are dead after a portion of the A10 motorway collapsed near Genoa this morning. It happened at the Morandi Bridge near the airport during a storm, when a direct lightning strike ... ... Evening Update 14 Aug Read More

14/08/2018

French and Riviera News Tuesday 14th August 2018

The prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes has announced that there will be tight security ahead of and during the fireworks set to take place on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on Wednesday, August 15th. French and Riviera News Tuesday 14th August 2018 Read More

14/08/2018

Evening Update 13 Aug

This morning’s storm caused an electricity blackout for about an hour in Monaco, Cap d’Ail and Beausoleil, when a direct lightning hit took out ... Evening Update 13 Aug Read More

13/08/2018

Glider crashes killing two

Two Austrians, a man in his fifties and a teenager, have died after their glider crashed to the ground in the southern French Alps. Glider crashes killing two Read More

13/08/2018

Air France threatens strike action

The president of Air France's pilots union has warned that if the next CEO doesn't resume discussions over pay then the company will face 15 more days of strike. Air France threatens strike action Read More

13/08/2018

Search for swimmer in Marseille

The Maritime Police in Marseille have launched a sea search after a man’s belongings were reportedly found left on the beach of the Prado this morning. Search for swimmer in Marseille Read More

13/08/2018

Fatal accident while practicing watersport

A thirty three year old man has been killed while practicing the watersport of “tubing” on the coast line at Port Cros in the Var. Fatal accident while practicing watersport Read More

13/08/2018

Weather Alert

Meteo France has extended the current yellow weather alert with storms forecast throughout the day in the Alpes Maritimes until 9pm this evening. Weather Alert Read More

13/08/2018

French and Riviera News Monday 13th August 2018

Two Germans have been charged for endangering the lives of others and causing unintentional injury, after they brought teenage campers to an unauthorised campsite in southern France. French and Riviera News Monday 13th August 2018 Read More

13/08/2018
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