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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Two Michelin-starred Chef Simone Zanoni signs up with Villa Belrose for 2015 season

From Versailles to Saint Tropez

Under the direction of renowned Scottish multi-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, Simone Zanoni is excelling in his culinary career. Now, with his loyal sous-chef Pietro Volontè by his side, the pair is ready to take on the kitchen at Villa Belrose.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: New exhibition featuring rare photos of Hollywood icons

Steve McQueen & James Dean, Two Stars from Indiana

He was one of Hollywood’s sexiest leading men, known impressively as the ‘King of Cool’. Steve McQueen’s roles in films such as The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Papillon, have often been imitated but never repeated. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Koons-designed yacht makes a splash in the French Riviera

A Guilty pleasure

The 35-metre motor boat breaks all the rules when it comes to design, bringing new meaning to the term “the art of yachting”. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Guests included Leonardo DiCaprio, Sienna Miller, Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender

Star-studded ‘Cinema against AIDS’ raises €30 million

Records were broken at the amfAR gala evening in Cap d’Antibes last night, with €30 million raised by a host of celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: 22 services will be disrupted, including the 98 and 99 airport bus routes

Bus to strike

Lignes d’Azur has announced that some of its workforce will strike tomorrow, Saturday 23rd May. The social movement will cause disruptions across 22 services, including the popular airport route. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Sapin will ask banks to revise their tariffs applied to businesses which use payment terminals

‘Minimum spend’ on bank cards to be scrapped

France’s Finance Minister has announced plans to abolish the ‘minimum spend’ on bank cards employed by the majority of the country’s retailers. The move comes amongst several proposed reforms which aim to make the consumer’s life easier.Read more …

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Monaco: The F1 driver targets his third straight podium win

Will it be a hat trick for Nico Rosberg?

The Principality’s adopted son, Nico Rosberg, is hoping for another first place finish at this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, not least because it is the hardest track in the world of Formula One. Read more …

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Monaco: The sea-themed museum will feature a concrete roof inspired by a manta ray

Principality to welcome two new museums

A new development in Monaco including 52 luxury apartments and two museums has been announced. The €300 million project has been designed by the same architect responsible for Menton’s Cocteau Museum, with construction expected to begin next year.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The bid is being backed by former president of the Film Festival and the abbot of Lérins Abbey

Cannes in the running for UNESCO World Heritage award

The Croisette and the Lérins Islands are being put forward by Cannes for consideration as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The move would help preserve and develop the city’s natural and cultural assets while achieving global recognition. Read more …

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Monaco: The film is an "exciting story about teamwork, big dreams and courage," according to the production company

Prince Albert’s bobsleigh story to be produced as film

Prince Albert of Monaco and Hollywood director Garry Marshall are coming together in an unlikely partnership to produce ‘Royal Ice’, a film documenting the Prince’s quest to launch the Principality’s first ever bobsleigh team in the 1980s. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Estrosi and Ciotti are unconvinced by Air France's claims that the closures will have no effect on flights and employment

Backlash over Air France closures

Air France will close its bases in Nice, Toulouse and Marseille starting later this year. Declining profits mean that the southern French bases are no longer viable for the airline, but Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi says the move poses a “real danger” to the region’s economy.Read more …