Meteo France issued an orange alert for the Alpes-Maritimes and four other Departments at lunchtime on Monday, with high winds and gusts of up to 100 kmh in the Cannes and Antibes area.

Monaco’s Town Hall closed the Parc Antoinette and the Fair at Port Hercule as a precaution.

Later in the afternoon the alert was downgraded to yellow and the situation on Tuesday morning is expected to be close to normal with only moderate wind, no rain and sunny periods.

PHOTO: The Fair on Port Hercule – all lit up again on Monday evening, but no takers Max Brodie