French and Riviera News Tuesday 11th August 2020


Movement of panic on the Croisette in Cannes - Several people have suffered minor injuries as hundreds fled after false reports of a gunman on the loose on the Croisette in Cannes on Monday evening. At around 11.30pm passers-by thought they heard gunshots followed by rumours of a gunman having entered one of the hotels.

The mayor of Cannes David Lisnard later confirmed that 'According to information recorded by the forces of law and order, there was no gunfire in Cannes nor a trapped intruder, but a collective panic after an individual shouted 'gunfire'.

Body of tourist found in Ramatuelle - A body, believed to be that of a missing tourist, has been found in Ramatuelle. 54-year-old Olivier Tetart had been missing from a local campsite for about a month. The body was found in a vineyard about one kilometer from the campsite. The prosecutor has been informed and DNA tests will now be carried out to confirm the man's identity.

Young child almost drowns in Antibes - A young child has been hospitalized after almost drowning at the Gravette beach in Antibes on Monday. Reports say that the girl was with her parents when she began to drown and became unconscious. Lifeguards intervened and firefighters took her to the Lenval Hospital in Nice. Her life isn't thought to be in danger.

International School of Monaco new collaboration with Kings College School - The International School of Monaco has announced a new collaboration with one of the best schools in the world, Kings College School. Described as “a collaboration which will be a complete game changer for international education in Monaco and the South of France”. It is a unique agreement for schools in different countries and a “significant step for the ISM to achieve its aspirations”.

The news comes as the school welcomes new Director Mr. Julian Thomas.  

Pierre and Jean Sarkozy in Saint Tropez - While former French President Nicolas Sarkozy spends summer with his wife Carla Bruni in Cap-Nègre in the Var his sons Pierre and Jean Sarkozy have been enjoying the sunshine further down the road in Saint-Tropez.

While Pierre otherwise known as DJ Mosey spent time visiting his friend Jean-Roch (French singer songwriter and producer) his older brother Jean was seen participating for the first time in the “Traversée de Pampelonne”. The event which, sees swimmers cover 4.5km in the bay of Pampelonne, marked its 50th anniversary this year. Jean Sarkozy ranked 47th out of 73 participants completing the swim in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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