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  • SNCF, Beware: Disgruntled Commuters Digging In For a Long Fight

    Local commuters who rely on the TER train service gathered at Gare de Nice-Ville on Saturday to say that they have had enough.

    Last week in Monaco, when five upset rail-users decided to block a train that was going back to Nice empty, leaving behind hundreds of people who just wanted to get home after a long day at work, it may have seemed like a spontaneous act of despair that would have no consequences.

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  • Weekly Roundup - Happy Australia Day!

    Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best of what's happening on the French Riviera over the coming week.

    We have plenty in store for you this time around, with opera and classical performances for the culture vultures, motor rallys both modern and historic for the petrolheads amongst you, pétanque and soccer for the sports fan, and a demonstration for the disgruntled rail commuter!

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  • Cannes Film Festival - Two Presidents for the Price of One!

    For the first time ever in the illustrious history of the Cannes Film Festival, not one, but two leading figures will chair the Jury.

    It has been announced that American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have accepted the invitation to become the Presidents of the 68th edition of the prestigious Festival de Cannes.

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  • Monte-Carlo Opera Stages Rossini’s Masterwork, Guillaume Tell

    The Opéra de Monte-Carlo presents Puccini's opera William Tell this January, recounting the heroic deeds of this legendary Swiss hero.

    Bedevilled by edits and political courting controversy, its grand scale and operatic demands discouraging revivals, Guillaume Tell was Giachino Rossini’s final opera. It is also considered to be his finest and grandest work, and it opens at the Monte-Carlo Opera this week.

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  • Lou Queernaval - An Exciting New Departure for Carnaval de Nice

    In a real first for not just the city of Nice, but for the whole country of France, comes the premier of Lou Queernaval this February!

    Held every February, the historic Nice Carnival has been a tradition in the French Riviera for well over 100 years and is the second largest carnival in the world after the Rio Carnival. But this year, there is a new addition!

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Weekly Roundup - Happy Australia Day!

Weekly Roundup - Happy Australia Day!

Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best of what's happening on the French Riviera over the coming week.

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