Real estate: "A great choice of properties with space and nature too"
Nestled within several thousands of hectares of forests and vines, Le Plan de la Tour has all the sites and smells of alpine life yet is only 10 kilometres from the coast. The dolmens, ancient standing stones and arrowheads strewn across the ground indicate the presence of humans here back in the megalithic ages and while the early Plantourians, as the townsfolk are known, may or may not have made wine then, they certainly do now, producing an elixir of reds, whites and rosés. Read more … Property series: Le Plan de la Tour
Gourmet: Proving that you don't need a Michelin star to please
Thanks to the online forums like Tripadvisor and Yelp, everyone is a food critic nowadays. Reading the reviews and ratings of hundreds of clients can be a useful guide, but how does Cannes' fourth most popular café/restaurant according to Tripadvisor stack up? Pretty damn good.
Read more … Cannes' culinary cocoon
Provence & Côte d'Azur: the gala event was attended by 150 expats
Côte d’Azur Villas has taken out the Riviera Business Person of the Year Awards, while Start Up of the Year has gone to Vin de Terre. The awards, organised by the Riviera Business Club, are a special recognition of the hard work of foreign entrepreneurs in the French Riviera. Read more … And the title goes to...
Monaco: The princely couple will travel to South Africa to attend Mandela's funeral
Flags are at half mast in Monaco today as the Principality mourns the death of Nelson Mandela.Read more … Monaco mourns Mandela
Provence & Côte d'Azur: the major resorts will be open to the public
This weekend marks the opening of the ski season for most of the region’s major resorts. And while it doesn’t really feel like winter in the French Riviera and the Var, most of the slopes are currently packing a healthy covering of snow. Read more … Let the ski season commence!
Economy is growing but the government is not resting on its laurels
On track without being over-optimistic was the key message to come out of the end of year press conference held yesterday, during which the government announced another refurbishment project. Read more … Principality a beacon in the gloom
Pierre Casiraghi and Minister of State attend inauguration of "Les Rues Enchantés de Noël"
Monaco’s City Council led by Mayor Georges Marsan has excelled this year with the Christmas Village at Port Hercule which was inaugurated by Pierre Casiraghi and Minister of State Michel Roger Thursday evening. No expense has been spared to create a truly enchanting street of fabulous fairy tale chalets crammed with goodies, along with fairground rides and sumptuous food stalls.Read more … Christmas Village opens with a “Wow”!
Provence & Côte d'Azur:
The British Embassy in Paris is warning British nationals in France, both residents and visitors, to keep an eye on their passports. Last December, the British Consular network in France issued over 130 Emergency Travel Documents to British Nationals who needed to travel urgently, and a large majority of those were to replace passports that had been lost or stolen.Read more … Keep your passports close this Christmas!
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Sosno was behind a number of different sculptures around Nice and the French Riviera
Internationally renowned French sculptor, theorist and painter Sacha Sosno, creater of Nice’s iconic square head, has died aged 76. Sosno achieved international recognition for his monumental outdoor sculptures in the Côte d'Azur.Read more … Square head creator dies in Monaco
Monaco: Wheels are in motion to permit telecommuting between France and Monaco with a green light expected in spring 2014
A bill to allow people living in France who are employed in Monaco to work at home part of the time and be covered by both the French and Monegasque pension and health schemes is gathering momentum. Read more … Potential workplace shake-up in Monaco
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Polluted water tables represent 80% of localised pollution sites in France
Heavy metal pollution, cyanide, solvents, hydrocarbons… products that have been found in soil along the French Riviera. Among the 31 pollution sites on the Côte d'Azur that are currently under government surveillance, four are considered serious, while one company continues to operate.Read more … 31 pollution sites identified on the Côte d'Azur