French Riviera local news

French Riviera local news | From 11 to 17/08

Evening Update Friday 16 August

The tunnel from the A8 towards Monaco was closed in both directions this afternoon due to what Vinci Autoroutes described as “a large release of smoke”. Evening Update Friday 16 August Read More

16/08/2019

Security measures ahead of air show

Security measures have been put in place ahead of this afternoons air show by the French Acrobatic Patrol which will be taking place in Le Lavandou in the Var Security measures ahead of air show Read More

16/08/2019

Spiderman

A French climber known as "Spiderman" has scaled a Hong Kong skyscraper and put up a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest. Spiderman Read More

16/08/2019

Richest man in the world on holiday in Saint Tropez

American billionaire Jeff Bezos has been spotted in Saint Tropez. Described as “the richest man in the world”  Richest man in the world on holiday in Saint Tropez Read More

16/08/2019

Napoleon Bonaparte 250th anniversary

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has announced plans to name the new terminus of tram line 2 on the port of Nice after Napoleon Bonaparte to celebrate the emperor’s 250th anniversary. Napoleon Bonaparte 250th anniversary Read More

16/08/2019

French and Riviera News Friday 16th August 2019

A 91-year-old woman has drowned in a private pool in Cavalaire sur mer, in the Var. French and Riviera News Friday 16th August 2019 Read More

16/08/2019

Evening Update Thursday 15 August

President Emmanuel Macron has today been participating in a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the landings in Provence Evening Update Thursday 15 August Read More

15/08/2019

President Emmanuel Macron

The French president Emmanuel Macron is participating today in the 75th anniversary of the landing of Provence, which is taking place in Saint-Raphael in the Var. President Emmanuel Macron Read More

15/08/2019

Napoleon heir visits Ajaccio

Napoleon's heir Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon has taken part in celebration in Ajaccio, Corsica to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Emperor's birth Napoleon heir visits Ajaccio Read More

15/08/2019

Police investigation

Police in Nice have appealed for witnesses following three assaults in the same area since the beginning of the week. Police investigation Read More

15/08/2019

French and Riviera News Thursday 15th August 2019

-French President Emmanuel Macron will today celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Provence on August 15th 1944. French and Riviera News Thursday 15th August 2019 Read More

15/08/2019

Evening Update Wednesday 14 August

An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of last night’s shooting in Draguignan Evening Update Wednesday 14 August Read More

14/08/2019

Water park closes until further notice

A water park in Fréjus has closed until further notice, due to two separate accidents, which occurred this summer leading to visitors suffering from slight injuries. Water park closes until further notice Read More

14/08/2019

Mistral

Météo France has warned that the Var region especially the islands of Hyères are set to experience a strong mistral with gusts of up 80km/h over the next two days. Mistral Read More

14/08/2019

Unemployment

The unemployment rate in France has dropped slightly in the second quarter of this year by 0.2%. According to figures published by INSEE the decrease to 8.2% represents 66,000 fewer unemployed. Unemployment Read More

14/08/2019

French and Riviera News Wednesday 14th August 2019

The city of Genoa will this morning, pay tribute to the 43 victims of the bridge disaster, which happened a year ago today. French and Riviera News Wednesday 14th August 2019 Read More

14/08/2019

Evening Update Tuesday 13 August

Authorities have issued a special fire risk warning for parts of southern France Evening Update Tuesday 13 August Read More

13/08/2019

Water safety

Lifeguards in Golfe-Juan have warned parents and adults in charge of young children to take the necessary safety measures, after a 4-year-old nearly drowned on Sunday, adding that “armbands are not everything and nothing beats the supervision of an adult”. Water safety Read More

13/08/2019

Swimmer gets into difficulty at Coco Beach

A swimmer has been saved from drowning by the lifeguards at Coco Beach in Nice. The man in his fifties got into difficulty 50 meters from the shore at 10am this morning.  Swimmer gets into difficulty at Coco Beach Read More

13/08/2019

Housing market for second homes

Recent figures have shown that more and more French people are investing in second homes representing 10% of the housing market according to a study on data collected in 2015. Housing market for second homes Read More

13/08/2019

Popular baby names in France

According to figures published by INSEE, for a second year running the two most popular baby names in France are Emma and Gabriel. Popular baby names in France  Read More

13/08/2019

Notre-Dame

The area around Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris has been sealed off. Notre-Dame Read More

13/08/2019

Fire risk

The Var has been placed on a "high fire risk” due to highs winds forecast later today. Fire risk Read More

13/08/2019

French and Riviera News Tuesday 13th August 2019

Sea rescue services in Menton have carried out a search following reports of the disappearance of a 10-year-old child. French and Riviera News Tuesday 13th August 2019 Read More

13/08/2019

Evening Update Monday 12 August

Two people have been rescued by pompiers from a van in Cagnes Evening Update Monday 12 August Read More

12/08/2019

Pollution

Local left-wing MP Patrick Allemand, has written to the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi requesting that ships docked in the port of Nice and Villefranche limit the sulfur content in their fuel adding that “the pollution of cruise ships is an important issue for the Côte d'Azur". Pollution Read More

12/08/2019

Beaches in Saint Laurent du Var closed

The town council of Saint Laurent du Var has closed the beaches in the area after suspected water pollution. Beaches in Saint Laurent du Var closed Read More

12/08/2019

French and Riviera News Monday 12th August 2019

Météo France has issued a yellow weather alert for the Alpes Maritimes and the Var region with thunderstorms forecast along with the risk of hailstorms. French and Riviera News Monday 12th August 2019 Read More

12/08/2019