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Polygone Riviera: the mega mall

A chic, contemporary mega-shopping mall to match the glittery image of the French Riviera: it’s something that’s been missing from the landscape, but not for long. The region’s first shopping mall since 1983 will combine retail, leisure and art in Cagnes sur Mer, and the end result will be monumental. Read more …

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High rise living at a high price

RT Magazine was taken on an exclusive tour of Monaco’s new headline-grabbing residential real estate. Read more …

05.03.2015 0

France: for the law to have passed, national governments must have agreed

EU roaming charges to remain

EU governments have been accused of caving in to pressure from telecom giants after agreeing that the current roaming charges for mobile phone users should remain in place for at least another three years. A total ban had been expected to take effect by the end of this year.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: He had sex with his victims while they were in a "state close to hypnosis", says the prosecution

Hare Krishna Aussie rapist appeals sentence

An Australian man convicted in 2013 of raping three girls in Valbonne is appealing his 15-year prison sentence, with the verdict set to be announced early next week. The court heard how Sean O’Neil, a practitioner of Hare Krishna, groomed the teenagers and made them call him “my King.”Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The scheme will be "prolonged as long as necessary" says the French prime minister

Vigipirate ‘attack alert’ extended in Alpes Maritimes

It looks like we will be seeing armed soldiers on our streets for a little while longer, with news that the Alpes Maritimes will remain on the highest possible security alert for several more months. Read more …

04.03.2015 0

Monaco: Italy is the 32nd country to sign the agreement

Monaco signs information-sharing agreement with Italy

Monaco and Italy have signed an agreement enabling the exchange of tax information. The news comes just weeks after the Principality signed a similar contract with the UK, aiming in both cases to preserve the specific interests of each state. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Some Var hoteliers are opposed to the measure

Var towns raise 'tourist tax'

Tourists will be hit with a tax increase of up to 142% at hotels and accomodation sites in tourist hot spots across the Var, including Saint Tropez. Councils will use the revenue to expand things like cultural events, so residents don't have to foot the bill.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The children were left alone after woman arrested for drug smuggling

Story behind ‘abandoned’ children revealed

The mystery surrounding two children apparently abandoned outside a train station in Nice has been solved, or at least in part. A woman arrested for smuggling cocaine into the Nice airport has been identified as the mother of the oldest child. How the toddlers came to be left alone at the train station remains unanswered.Read more …

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Win! Tickets to the Rivini International Wine Festival

The Riviera Times is giving readers the chance to win tickets to the Rivini International Wine Festival, to be held from 11th to 13th April in Ventimiglia, valued at 30€ each! Read more …

03.03.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: City of Nice suffers losses of 300,000 euros after being forced to refund over 30,000 tickets

A difficult year for Nice Carnival

The figures are out and things are not looking good in the aftermath of this year’s Nice Carnival. With rainy weather causing numerous events to be cancelled, alongside the Vigipirate plan putting potential visitors off, the City of Nice suffered a significant loss in revenue this year. Read more …

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Monaco: The ceremony will be televised in its entirety

Twins to be baptised in May

The Palace of Monaco has revealed a very important date in the calendar this year - the baptism of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Read more …