The "L'air d'ici" - Aerial inspiration at the Côte d'Azur

Published on 25-06-21

Aerial inspiration at the Côte d’Azur, proudly explained by local players.

Welcom to the "L'Air d'Ici" series !

After a “complicated” year, the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has decided now more than ever to renew contact with its clients, passengers, service providers, partners and staff.

The concept of the air unites and reunites all the parties around the airport.   Because aviation is a “transmitter” of values, emotions and connections, the airport has decided to give the floor to 6 people who are firmly rooted in the region, and who are greatly valued. 

You’ll discover the profiles of 6 local figures who have taken off in their art by demonstrating the aerial side of the Côte d’Azur.

In addition to the personal details in each profile, the international dimension of the different activities that are exported is showcased. Yes, the air is everywhere in the day-to-day lives of people living at the Côte d’Azur. A master baker, a kite surfer, a master glass artist, a flautist, a forecaster and a producer of perfumery plants. They all have one thing in common: l’Air d’Ici. 6 profiles, of people who are strongly rooted in their regions, recognised by their peers for their expertise, and who have a link with the airport.

This idea of establishing a parallel between air and each of their professional activities is poetic. Afterwards it becomes more pragmatic, with the focus directed to the airport. Finally, it is also through the air that we transmit the spirit of the Côte d’Azur. It’s at the airport that passions, excellence, projects and ideas can take flight.

L'air d'ici

Episode 1 -  Antoine Pierini

In this first instalment, master glass artist Antoine Pierini provides us with a passionate introduction to the craft of glassmaking he inherited from his father Robert. Antoine Pierini’s pieces Éclaire mon âme and L’objet du voyage will be sent to Denmark and Japan later this year for exhibitions dedicated to glass. Each year, 50 works by Antoine Pierini are sent across the world from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

Episode 2 - Jean Paul Veziano

 In this second episode, Jean-Paul Veziano, an internationally renowned master baker from Antibes, passionately explains the job of working with bread, which he inherited from his father. Nestled at the heart of Safranier, Jean-Paul gives us an account of his past and his links with the airport. In 2019, Jean-Paul Veziano flew from the airport to Tel Aviv, where he made bread for peace, working with two Muslim and Jewish chefs. Following this spirit of universal sharing, 265 flour and water pastillas originating from this famous moment of creation continue to be sent to 17 different countries.


Episode 3 - Isabelle Fabre 

In the third episode, kitesurfer Isabelle Fabre invites us to an overview of the Côte d’Azur using the wing which already sets the pace for her life as a sport and travel influencer. This year, Isabelle Fabre is flying to the archipelago of Okinawa in Japan, where she will give a report on the local kitesurfing community. Travelling from the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, she explores up to 8 destinations per year, such as Martinique, Greece or Brazil.

Episode 4 - Nicolas Guthmann

In this fourth instalment, Nicolas Guthmann, forecaster for the French weather service Météo France, who monitors our sky from the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, shares with us his insight on the Côte d’Azur climate through his measuring instruments and his knowledge of predicting the weather. Day and night, experts like Nicolas Guthmann help with aerial navigation from the Météo France station at the heart of the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. All flights are informed of real-time weather conditions to allow passengers to reach their destinations in complete safety.




Episode 5 - Vivian Leite

In this fifth episode, Vivian Leite, a classical flautist, tells us about the resonance of the notes created by her breath through her instrument. Vivian took her breath on a journey to Brazil, her childhood home, to take part in an all-female composition project: Duo a Brasiliera. Each year, she flies from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport to give voice to her instrument all around the world (Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, etc.).

Episode 6 - Fabrice Bianchi-Mul

In this sixth instalment Fabrice Bianchi-Mul, a producer of perfume plants, explains his fascination with the Centifolia roses dotted across the fertile soils of Pégomas. They bloom depending on the season and the expertise, passed down through the generations, of this little village in the valley of the Siagne. Among the five flowers grown at the Mul flower farm, the May rose and the Grasse jasmine are reserved for producing Chanel N°5 perfume. After every bloom, the flowers are sent from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport to the Chanel factory near Paris where the iconic perfume has been made for 100 years.