The prefect of Haute-Garonne has banned the demonstration of yellow vests scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020

Alpes-Maritimes: A Dangerous Alligator Snapping Turtle Found in a Public Park on the Côte d’Azur

BE CAREFUL OF THE FINGERS: They are passers-by who discovered the reptile with a powerful jaw and a sharp beak ul> The specimen of this spectacular exotic turtle species was discovered by passers-by in the pond of the Vaugrenier departmental natural park. It was finally entrusted to the “Village des tortues”, an educational and conservation […]

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Baby polar bears at Marineland in Antibes, January 28, 2020.

Three Baby Polar Bears are Born in Marineland Park on the Côte d’Azur

The three polar bear cubs, whose gender is not yet known, were born between Christmas and New Year. According to the animal park, they are doing “wonderfully”. Three baby polar bears were born in Marineland Antibes, announced Thursday the largest marine animal park in Europe, which has housed since 2010 a couple of this species classified “vulnerable” as part […]

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Thunderstorms and floods: nine departments of the South now in orange vigilance

Thunderstorms and Floods: Nine Departments of the South Now on Orange Alert

Meteo France has extended the orange alert concerning Occitanie to Provence and the Côte d’Azur. Nine departments of the South and South-East are now placed in orange alert for storms and rain-floods by Meteo France this Wednesday 23rd October 2019.  These are six departments of Occitanie : Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Hérault, Pyrénées-Orientales, plus the Alpes-Maritimes (on the coast), the Bouches- du Rhône , Var and Vaucluse . The departments of Aude […]

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The best restaurant in the world is French, according to a British magazine

The Best Restaurant in the World is French, According to a British Magazine

Argentinean chef Mauro Colagreco’s French restaurant Mirazur was voted the world’s best restaurant by the British magazine Restaurant. Argentinean chef Mauro Colagreco’s French restaurant Mirazur was voted the world’s best restaurant by the British magazine Restaurant. Managed by Argentinian chef Maura Colagreco, this restaurant is located in Menton in southern France. The chef paid tribute, at a […]

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The Tour de France will start from Nice in 2020

Cycling: The 2020 Tour de France will Start from Nice

The organizers of the Tour de France announced on Monday that the cycling race will start in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) in 2020, as in 1981. The Tour de France 2020 will leave Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), announced Monday the organisers of the biggest cycling race in the world. 📅 27 juin 2020 🚴 Grand Départ – Tour de France […]

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Closer and Transform, two new pesticides US manufacturer Dow, are accused by an association to present a risk to the health of bees

Bees: The sale in France of Pesticides, Closer and Transform Suspended

Seized by environmentalists, the Nice Administrative Court suspended on Friday the permission to market two new pesticides. Seized by environmentalists, the Nice Administrative Court , acting in chambers, suspended Friday for permission to market two new pesticides US manufacturer Dow accused of posing a risk to the health of bees. Both pesticides concerned, Transform and Closer, already authorized by Dow […]

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Drought crisis in the Alpes-Maritime

Nice: The Drought Continues, the Alpes-Maritimes in “Crisis”

WEATHER: The prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes has set the weather alert to its maximum … Watering crops, irrigation of golf or car washing is prohibited. Between 30 and 40 mm of rain from Saturday to Monday. Fields yellowed river at the lowest … The alert drought reached Monday its maximum level within the Alpes-Maritimes . “Les bassins de […]

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Tourism for the Côte d'Azur region is down over the previous year

Côte d’Azur: Tourism activity in 2016 “slightly down” compared to 2015

ECONOMY:  The number of overnight stays in hotels and residences fell 3% …  Unusually for tourism on the French Riviera . It’s the summer beating down the numbers. Following the bombing of Nice , attendance Alpes-Maritimes suffered a 10% decline, impacting the results of the activity. “Cote d’Azur down slightly” in 2016, informed the CRT […]

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Gendarmes on the Cote d'Azur are reporting an upsurge in the number of migrants

Côte d’Azur: At the Italian Border, the Gendarmes Record “an upsurge of migration flows”

The Gendarmes conducted thirty arrests in a few hours … The gendarmes at menton, are currently recording “an upsurge of migration flows”. Thirty migrants have been arrested, for one day last Friday and the following night, said an official of the Gendarmerie company of Menton.  The area that they cover is the eastern Alpes-Maritimes. On the Eritrean origin, […]

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The new primark store in the French Riviera, has boosted trade at the shopping centre

Côte d’Azur: Primark in Cagnes-sur-Mer to boost attendance Polygone Riviera

The shopping centre, opened five months ago should benefit from the arrival of the Irish company … Queues and crowds. The opening of the first store of Primark on the French Riviera, their seventh store in France, brought crowds on Friday to the Polygone Riviera. Five months after its opening, the commercial centre of Cagnes-sur-Mer should take advantage […]

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