French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 19 to 25/01

Evening Update Wednesday 22 January 2020

French unions are still planning for what they refer to as "a massive day of strike and inter-professional demonstration" this Friday. Evening Update Wednesday 22 January 2020 Read More

22/01/2020

Roadside police checks

Police in the Var have been alarmed by infractions from motorists during several roadside checks which have been carried out over the past few days in the region. Roadside police checks Read More

22/01/2020

Storm Gloria

Intense rains and snow have been forecast in south-western France, where more than 23,000 people are without power as storm Gloria batters the region. Authorities have warned of a high risk of avalanches in the Pyrénées, near the Spanish border, where dozens of roads have already been blocked. Storm Gloria Read More

22/01/2020

Residents in Cagnes sur mer complain to city council

Residents in the Malvan district of Cagnes sur mer have expressed their “exasperation” to the city council at the constant noise pollution in the area, along with the rubbish accumulating on the pavements and cars parked on the land of private homes all due to, according to them, the Polygone Riviera shopping centre.  Residents in Cagnes sur mer complain to city council  Read More

22/01/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Eight people associated with the yellow vest movement have been arrested in the Vaucluse. Placed in police custody they are suspected of vandalising property during protests last year. French and Riviera News Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Read More

22/01/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 21 January 2020

Lignes d'Azur have announced that they will compensate some customers who have been affected by disruption to the tram service in Nice Evening Update Tuesday 21 January 2020 Read More

21/01/2020

Drug network leads to arrests

Police in the Var have made several arrests related to a drug network in the Gulf of Saint Tropez which was described by police as “being run like a small business”. Drug network leads to arrests Read More

21/01/2020

Parking problem

Residents in the Pasteur district of Nice have announced plans to request from the city council parking meters to be installed in the area. Parking problem Read More

21/01/2020

Return to sender

Malaysia has returned 150 containers of illegal plastic waste to their countries of origin, including 43 to France, authorities said on Monday, noting that the Southeast Asian country would not become a "landfill" "for developed countries. Return to sender Read More

21/01/2020

English journalist-turned poet trapped in Ireland

An English journalist-turned poet Ian Bailey, has said he is trapped in Ireland because of an attempt to extradite him to France where he faces 25 years in jail for allegedly murdering a French film-maker, Sophie Toscan du Plantier. English journalist-turned poet trapped in Ireland Read More

21/01/2020

Best place to live in France

Nice has ranked 6th in a survey to find where the best place to live in France is. Best place to live in France Read More

21/01/2020

Text book described as “unacceptable”

History and geography teachers from the “Clionautes association”, a public debate group in France, have said that part of a text in a history manual published by Ellipses is “unacceptable”. Text book described as “unacceptable” Read More

21/01/2020

Weather warning

Météo France has warned that the yellow weather warning put in place on Monday at noon remains in place in the region today due to the effects of storm Gloria which hit eastern Spain and the southwest of France on Monday. Weather warning Read More

21/01/2020

French and Riviera News Tuesday 21st January 2020

The French rail network the SNCF has announced the sale of 5 million tickets for less than 35 euros. The move comes in an attempt to win back passengers after the strike. French and Riviera News Tuesday 21st January 2020 Read More

21/01/2020

Evening Update Monday 20 January 2020

Unsettled weather is expected tonight and tomorrow in the Var and the Alpes Maritimes Evening Update Monday 20 January 2020 Read More

20/01/2020

Baccalaureate and registration for Parcoursup

As students sit their first baccalaureate exams today ahead of six weeks of exams from today until February 14th teaching unions across France have called for a boycott. Baccalaureate and registration for Parcoursup Read More

20/01/2020

“Blue Monday” reported as a scam

It was Cliff Arnall in 2005, who at the time claimed to be a psychologist at Cardiff University in Wales, had invented an equation to calculate which day of the year could be most depressing. “Blue Monday” reported as a scam Read More

20/01/2020

Weather warning

Météo France has placed the Alpes Maritimes on a yellow weather alert from midday today Weather warning Read More

20/01/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 20th January 2020

A man in his fifties has drowned off the coast of Roquebrune Cap Martin. French and Riviera News Monday 20th January 2020 Read More

20/01/2020