Lunchtime News Wednesday 11th May 2022


Technical incident - A "technical incident on computer systems" complicated traffic on the A8 this Wednesday morning. According to Vinci autoroutes the origin of the breakdown, which interferes with "the feedback of information" in particular in terms of safety, is for the moment unknown. The A8 and the A500, between Mandelieu (Alpes-Maritimes) and the Italian border, were affected by the incident shortly after 7.15am. No return to normal time has yet been announced. In a statement Vinci said that "technical teams have been working continuously since the occurrence of this incident to ensure the return to a normal service.”

Final Council of Ministers - The 41 members of Jean Castex's government meet for a final Council of Ministers today Wednesday May 11th. A week ago, spokesman Gabriel Attal explained that the government would remain in place "at least until May 13th". While we do not know who will be appointed as Prime Minister the current Prime Minister Jean Castex has made it known that he is "in a hurry to leave his post".

Top Marques - Top Marques will open next month with more supercars and hypercars than ever on display including 18 new models that have never been presented in Monaco before. The 17th edition of the supercar show, which will take place under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco from 9 to 12 June 2022, will host more than 110 cars, 15 motorbikes, 3 aerial vehicles and a collection of superboats and water toys on the Esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum.

Domaine du Rayol - The emblematic Hotel de la mer in Rayol Canadel is to begin a major transformation. The structural and visual restoration work on the main building of the Domaine du Rayol is set to start this summer and to complete the budget, the Jardin des Méditerranées is calling for donations. Since the acquisition of the Domaine du Rayol by the Coastal Conservatory in 1989, the Hôtel de la mer has not had a real facelift. Emergency works - waterproofing and consolidation - were carried out during the nineties and the floor of the terrace was restored between 2017 and 2018. But no restoration had been scheduled for this building dating back to 1919.  



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