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Articles and News Features

Features Margo Lestz

Pierre the Patriot, and how he destroyed the Bastille

As the French Revolution started, one man recognised and grasped his opportunity to do something important. Then he used his creative marketing skills to complete the task. Storming of the Bastille On July 14, 1789, the Parisians were fed up with the inequalities in their society and decided to do something about it. They decided to revolt. A mob formed and their first stop was the Bastille, a prison which had become a symbol of tyranny and…
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Craig Glenday, "Guinness World Records" Editor-in-Chief, makes a stop in Nice

On Saturday June 21st, 2014, the city of Nice entered the Guinness World Records. As a kick-off to the Fête de la Musique and Nice Jazz Festival, Mayor Estrosi’s very clever team decided to attempt a record for the largest human saxophone. There was no previous record to beat, just the task at hand of organising more than a thousand people in the form of a giant sax. Not quite as easy it sounds. To make it official, the Guinness World Records

The World Cup of cologne. How one Grasse perfumery scores big in the fragrance game

Local Living Joe Dziedziak
A procession of flowers lines the drive to the Arthes perfumery, a property of 36,0000 sqm in Bois-de-Grasse, where the…

French jazz fans outsmart Hitler

Features Margo Lestz
France has a special place in its heart for jazz and, in the summer, you’ll find jazz festivals all over the country. In…

The story of Hélène Vagliano

Profiles of Residents Maureen Emerson
Large dark eyes look out, under arched brows, from an oval face. The look is serious, but the subject of the photograph…

Provence Diary: Paralytic in Provence and loving it

Features Jamie Ivey
In a news series, author and Luberon resident Jamie Ivey unravels today’s Provence. Some years ago our local doctor…

Selling the French dream, preparing a property for sale

We’ve all seen those TV programmes where an irritating American woman or a chirpy Cockney tells us how to style a house…

SARL versus SAS, shall I twist or turn?

Business Peter Johnson
For as long as I’ve known, it was common wisdom that one of the few ways of actually working hard and making some money…

The Murphys, American trendsetters on the Riviera

If you visit the French Riviera in July or August, you might have trouble finding an open space on the beach to put your…

Cook d'Azur: Pistachio & herb butter stuffed lamb breast with minted peas

Table Talk Katie Bills
Katie Bills welcomes the arrival of spring and its seasonal produce with this gorgeous dinner party favourite. Pair this…
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