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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…

What's on this weekend on the Riviera - 22 to 24 September 2017

As the new school year settles in and, with less tourists, travelling around the region becomes easier, there are still lots of events and entertainment on offer.…

Monaco Yacht Show 2017

The Monaco Yacht Show makes no apology. This is the show for the top end of the market, tethering style and luxury to the world of champagne…

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…

Tax credits on offer for those who reduce pollution

Home owners, tenants and car drivers will all benefit under the new "climate plan."   For those looking to change an old car, replace an old boiler…

Four great events to look out for in France

Summer is drawing to a close but there is still time to make the most of the good weather and long nights. It's not just the children…

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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