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Greepeace Polar Bears occupy Shell France

Twenty Greenpeace activists have entered the premises of Shell France in Colombes, in Hauts-de-Seine, to protest against the Anglo-Dutch group's plans for oil drilling in deep water in the

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National Front to sue Madonna

Madonna, coming to Nice on August 21, is in trouble with France’s extreme right-wing party the National Front.   The Material Girl has put the cat among the pigeons by showing FN leader, Marine Le Pen’s face with a swastika on the...


Cannes’ Musical Nights of the Suquet

Les Nuits Musicales du Suquet is set for a roaring success this summer. Two shows are already sold out, and the others are booking fast.  It's a chance to see Nigel Kennedy, or to hear some fine Chopin, some Russian Revelations, or some Mozart...


Estrosi pleased with Nice Jazz 2012

Mayor Christian Estrosi held a gleeful press conference to round up the Jazz Festival, pleased to note more spectators, and great music.
In all, nearly 35000 people came to the five nights.  At nearly 7000 per night that’s squashing them in...


Still time to book the AMP IT UP Rock festival!

Status Quo, Michael Schenker, Simple Minds, Jean-Louis Aubert – that’s the line-up for the first AMP IT UP rock festival happening in Juan les Pins from July 25-30.  You’ve enjoyed the jazz and the reggae, now it’s time to ...


Musiques au Coeur hits the heights in Antibes

This year's Musiques au Coeur classical music festival reached a peak on Monday evening in a splendid performance of "The Marriage of Figaro" at the beautiful Villa Eilen Roc in Cap d'Antibes. Introduced by French radio and TV star Eve Ruggieri, this ...


The Russian Cathedral in Nice reopens

After years of legal conflicts, the Russian Cathedral in Nice is finally open to the public once more. It's one of the biggest tourist attractions of the French Riviera, with 273,000 visitors in 2010. Now the Russian state has taken control, putting an...