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4 Places to Discover or Rediscover on the French Riviera

When you've been living on the French Riviera for a long time it's easy to fall into a routine and forget some of the amazing places and things…

How to get tickets for the NRJ Music Awards

How would you like to win tickets to attend the NRJ Music Awards? The line up so far this year includes Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi,…

Five Riviera Cocteau Treasures

Jean Cocteau was truly a multi-talented artist. He considered himself a poet, but he was also a novelist, playwright, film director, set designer, painter, and ceramicist –…

Bob was a Woman of Many Talents

  In Paris in 1902, young Dr. Marcile was head-over-heels in love. The young lady who was the object of his affection loved him too, but her…

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…

Court ruling due on circus elephant's future

An animal rights organisation has launched a complaint against an elderly elephant's owners.   The fate of the elephant, named Maya, is due to be determined by a court in…

Major disruption expected as public transport strike hits

Commuters are gearing up for a day of travel disruption after six major transport unions called a one-day strike on Friday.   A total of 127 strike…

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,…

F A Q

The abbreviation FAQ is quite recent, and ubiquitous; the Fine Arts Quartet is neither. And we have just been treated here in the South of France to…

Diana. She never met me but she winked.

I do remember when Kennedy was shot. Dad and I were washing our hands after an autumnal bonfire - I was 8 years old - and Mum…

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