A 1980s project that dumped 25,000 tyres into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the French Riviera to create an artificial reef is being dismantled after researchers found the tyres were leaking chemicals, including dangerous heavy metals, into the environment.
Mickaël Chemloul spoke of driving around tearful aspiring actresses after their encounters with him, and also said film producer beat him up.
Jacqueline Veyrac was found in a car parked in a district of Nice, bound and with minor injuries, 48 hours after she was kidnapped.
The woman, 34, told French media she was fined by police for dressing in hijab, leggings and tunic and suffered verbal abuse from some beachgoers.
Following Cannes ban, mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet says that in France 'one does not come to the beach dressed to display religious convictions'.
Mayor of popular resort of Cannes, David Lisnard, has issued order forbidding beachwear that doesn't respect 'good morals and secularism'.
The 79-year-old Briton triumphed at the French film festival for the second time with his welfare state drama 'I, Daniel Blake'.
President announces state of 'natural disaster' in region, forecasters face criticism over weather alerts, police arrest 9 people for looting.
President François Hollande visited the region and expressed the 'solidarity of the nation' to those affected by the flooding tragedy.
Death toll could rise to 19 after violent storms sent water cascading through Antibes, Cannes and Nice.
Travel magazine survey put Marseille, Cannes and Nice in the top 30 of the world’s least tourist-friendly destinations on the planet.
'Dheepan' by French director Jacques Audiard about plight of traumatised refugees building new lives won film festival's top prize.
Stewards initially refused entry to film producer Valeria Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, for wearing flat shoes but later relented.
The man, carrying two shotguns and a knife, was detained just days after separate incidents of random street attacks in Nantes and Dijon.