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Donating to charity and reducing tax

As the year comes to an end, it may be worthwhile making a donation to a charity or a non-profit organisation of public interest which, within certain…

New flight destinations from Nice Airport in 2018

Easyjet are adding four new destinations from Nice airport with two flights a week to Biarritz and Catania, Sicily, from 25 June to 31 August, and Seville…

The Provence Christmas Story

  You may know the traditional Biblical Christmas story, but in Provence, there is a bit more to it. The Provence Christmas story is told in a…

The Mistral of Provence

The Master Wind Provence claims thirty-two different winds, but the mistral, that strong, cold wind that roars down the Rhone Valley from Lyon to Marseille, is master…

Hiking in Mont Pépoiri near Tinée-Valdeblore

A trip to the nearby mountains is ideal for escaping from the heat of the coast. There are perfect hiking  opportunities for families, with different possibilities, either…

Views of Antibes

Old Antibes and the ramparts along the coastal road. Plage de la Gravette featuring the sculpture by Jaime Ple, the 'Nomade d'Antibes'. Fisherman in front of the…

Tips on buying a property on the French Riviera

Most people who set out to buy a property in the Cote d’Azur have already come here on wonderful holidays that made them wish to spend more…

Driverless bus scheme extended in Lyon

Driverless buses are set to continue operating in Lyon for another 12 months, following a successful initial run.   Lyon's scheme was the first long-term daily service…

French politicians back 'soda tax' increase for sugary drinks

Fizzy beverages are set to become more expensive after French MPs strongly backed a hike in taxes on all sugary drinks.   The new system follows on from an…

Organic farming - grow your own or buy direct?

  Your Guardian Chef meets bio farmers Renaud and Agnes, who in 2009 built Lavancia Farm, an organic farm based in Puget Théniers. Their approach combines traditional techniques with an innovative,…

A Case of the Hee-bee She-bees!

This week sees Mozart's Nozze di Figaro come to Nice Opera.  "The Marriage of Figaro".  Go.  (And to those who disobeyed last week, not going to the…

Fill the Vienna Phil!

Go. Stand not upon excuses, but go: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Monaco, 12th January The Vienna Philharmonic. Yes, the VPO. Wiener Philharmoniker. Vienna Phil. This is the completely…

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