French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 24 to 30/11

Evening Update 29 Nov

Up to 7,000 homes were without power in Antibes for some hours today, after a transformer on Chemin St-Claude exploded at ... ... Evening Update 29 Nov Read More

29/11/2019

Barclays Monaco

It’s been announced that Jean-Christophe Gerard has become the CEO of Barclays Monaco. Jean-Christophe Gerard - who took the role of interim Head of Barclays Private Bank EMEA in April- now assumes an expanded role in Barclays Private Bank as Head of Private Bank Europe, Monaco and Switzerland and CEO of Barclays Monaco on a permanent basis. Barclays Monaco Read More

29/11/2019

Traffic in Nice at a standstill

A technical failure has led to the closure of the Liautaud tunnel, causing big traffic jams in Nice this morning. Rush hour traffic came to a standstill. Traffic in Nice at a standstill Read More

29/11/2019

Made in France

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to hold an exhibition of “Made in France” at the Elysée Palace on the 18th and 19th of January 2020. Made in France Read More

29/11/2019

Risk of more flooding in the Var on Sunday

Météo-France has warned that it does not rule out the return of new floods in the Var this Sunday. Risk of more flooding in the Var on Sunday Read More

29/11/2019

Macron accused of being a "sponsor of terrorism"

The French President Emmanuel Macron has been accused by Turkey's foreign minister of being a "sponsor of terrorism", dismissing the French leader's criticism of Turkey's Syria offensive Macron accused of being a Read More

29/11/2019

NATO

Emmanuel Macron has stood by his damning comments about the "brain death" of NATO following a meeting with the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. NATO Read More

29/11/2019

Migrants moved from illegal campsite

French police have started moving migrants from an illegal campsite in northern Paris' Porte d'Aubervilliers. Migrants moved from illegal campsite Read More

29/11/2019

Death toll rises to 6 following flooding

The body of a 60 year old man missing since the region was hit by torrential rain at the weekend has been found by police. Police discovered the body in the Meyronne river in the Var in the early hours of this morning after the bumper of his car was recovered Death toll rises to 6 following flooding Read More

29/11/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 29th November 2019

Following a meeting with the Regional Health Agency and despite tests carried out , The sub-prefect of Grasse has recommended residents in the area to remain cautious about the quality of tap water. French and Riviera News Friday 29th November 2019 Read More

29/11/2019

Evening Update 28 Nov

Police are intensifying their search for a man in his sixties, who disappeared on Sunday, after the registration plate of his car was found in ... .... Evening Update 28 Nov Read More

28/11/2019

Car catches fire in Antibes

A car has caught fire in Antibes causing long tail backs during this morning’s rush hour. Car catches fire in Antibes Read More

28/11/2019

Nice “Smart City of the Year”

Nice has been awarded “Smart City of the Year". The awards ceremony an annual event, held in Paris rewards cities across France on their initiatives towards building the “city of tomorrow” such as transport, housing, energy and digital. Nice “Smart City of the Year” Read More

28/11/2019

Pension reforms

The French government has announced that it’s willing to compromise on its pension reform but will not abandon plans to rebuild a system that allows some workers to retire in their fifties. Pension reforms Read More

28/11/2019

OGC Nice

Nice football club OGC Nice has announced its first clothes collection which is taking place on Saturday 30th November at the Allianz Riviera in Nice ahead of their match against Angers. OGC Nice Read More

28/11/2019

16 year old boy dies on building site in the Var

A 16 year old boy has died on a building site in Bormes les Mimosas in the Var.  16 year old boy dies on building site in the Var Read More

28/11/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 28th November 2019

Police have launched an appeal following the disappearance of Audrey Ria from Antibes. The 32-year-old woman was hospitalized on the 18th October following a road accident in Marseille. French and Riviera News Thursday 28th November 2019 Read More

28/11/2019

Evening Update 27 Nov

An out-of-control car which overturned near the MAMAC museum in Nice has led to the death of a female pedestrian in her nineties. The accident happened at lunchtime today when ... ... Evening Update 27 Nov Read More

27/11/2019

International Fencing Tournament of Monaco

Placed under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the International Fencing Tournament of Monaco will be taking place on November 30th and December 1st at Espace Saint Antoine here in the Principality. International Fencing Tournament of Monaco Read More

27/11/2019

Monaco selects Amazon Web Services as a cloud service provider

The Principality of Monaco will use the technology provided by AWS to better serve its citizens and develop its economy. Monaco selects Amazon Web Services as a cloud service provider Read More

27/11/2019

Plane part falls into private garden

Part of an Airbus plane has fallen into the garden of a private home in a village north of Toulouse. An investigation has been launched following the incident which occurred on November 19th Plane part falls into private garden Read More

27/11/2019

Lottery winner

The winner of 2.5 million euros, who purchased the winning ticket at the beginning of October at Bar-le-Duc in north eastern France, has still not come forward. Lottery winner Read More

27/11/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has placed the Alpes Maritimes and the Var on a yellow weather alert this morning with heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast Weather warning Read More

27/11/2019

Road accident

As a result of this morning’s rain two accidents have occurred on the A54 near Salon de Provence, involving eight vehicles.  Road accident Read More

27/11/2019

Farmers block roads into Paris this morning

Farmers from across France have gathered on the motorways into the French capital this morning as part of planned protests. Farmers block roads into Paris this morning Read More

27/11/2019

Body found following the weekend’s storms in the Var

The body of a 77 year old man missing since Saturday in the Var during the weekend floods has been found. Body found following the weekend’s storms in the Var Read More

27/11/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 27th November 2019

A 72-year-old German national living in Antibes has died after his vehicle plunged into the Var River on Tuesday morning. French and Riviera News Wednesday 27th November 2019 Read More

27/11/2019

Evening Update 26 Nov

A 72 year-old German man, living in Antibes, has died after his car fell into treacherous waters, at the mouth of Var river between Nice and ... Evening Update 26 Nov Read More

26/11/2019

Car drives into the Var River

A car has driven into the Var River. The accident occurred this morning on the Napoléon III bridge between Saint Laurent du Var and Nice.  Car drives into the Var River Read More

26/11/2019

iBubble first underwater drone

The first autonomous underwater drone has been created by a start-up in Marseille. Notilo-Plus have introduced the “iBubble” which is able to film under water independently, but also able to collect information on the marine environment. iBubble first underwater drone Read More

26/11/2019

Thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash

France has said that thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash during an operation against jihadists in Mali. This breaking news story is being updated. Thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash Read More

26/11/2019

Earth tremor

small earth tremor recorded off the coast of Imperia in northern Italy has been felt in Cannes. The tremor with a magnitude of 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred in the early hours of this morning. Earth tremor Read More

26/11/2019

Motorway exit closed

Vinci motorway authorities have announced that exit 41 on the A8 motorway Cannes La Bocca –Mandelieu Est will be closed in both directions Motorway exit closed Read More

26/11/2019

French couple killed

Two French citizens have been shot dead in Port-au-Prince at the weekend shortly after flying into the capital to adopt a child. French couple killed Read More

26/11/2019

Greenhouse gases

The WMO has said that Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns. Greenhouse gases Read More

26/11/2019

Farmer ordered to pay 8,000 euros

A farmer in south central France has been ordered to pay 8,000 euros due to the smell caused by his cows. Sentenced on the 19th November the complaint had been initiated by the neighbours, who had moved to the area in 2001. Farmer ordered to pay 8,000 euros Read More

26/11/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 26th November 2019

Police in the Alpes Maritimes have launched a missing person appeal following the disappearance of 82 year of Josephine Revelli. French and Riviera News Tuesday 26th November 2019 Read More

26/11/2019

Evening Update 25 Nov

More violent storms like the one we experienced over the weekend are forecast to hit the Riviera in coming years. A study by Météo France shows the storms will ... .... Evening Update 25 Nov Read More

25/11/2019

Orange alert still in place in the Var due to risk of flooding

An orange weather alert remains in place in the Var following the “Mediterranean episode” at the weekend due to the risk of more flooding in the area.  Orange alert still in place in the Var due to risk of flooding Read More

25/11/2019

Park in Juan les Pins closed

Following the storms at the weekend Le Jardin Pauline in Juan-les-Pins has been closed to the public. Park in Juan les Pins closed Read More

25/11/2019

Radio France on strike

Radio France has announced strike action today against a drastic savings plan. For the first time, radio is committed to a voluntary departure plan with 299 posts out of 4,600 being removed. The unions have called for strike action in protest against the drastic plan of savings imposed by the government. Radio France on strike Read More

25/11/2019

Mediterranean Episode

Following the violent storms on the Côte d'Azur this weekend which killed four people several questions have arisen on the frequency and violence of these storms. Global warming, experts have noted a shift in heavy rainfall, from mid-October to mid-December. Mediterranean Episode Read More

25/11/2019

Pension reforms

French Prime Minister Edouard Philipe is to make a last attempt at a meeting with unions today and tomorrow, to find agreement over pension reforms. The meeting comes ten days ahead of national strike action planned by unions on December 5th. Pension reforms Read More

25/11/2019

Budget Advice points

The French government has announced plans to create 150 centers across France to fight against debt and poverty. The government will unveil today the list of the first "Budget Advice Points" which were promised by French President Emmanuel Macron in 2018, as part of the Poverty Plan. Budget Advice points Read More

25/11/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 25th November 2019

Bad weather which has hit the Var and the Alpes Maritimes has resulted in four people being killed, one other person is still reported missing and two others have been seriously injured. French and Riviera News Monday 25th November 2019 Read More

25/11/2019