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Articles and News Features

Property and Pools Riviera Reporter

Homes and Houses: Narnia-like Provençal bastide in Sillans-la-Cascade

Just an hour from Sainte Maxime and the Côte d’Azur, in the heart of old Provence, sits the enchanting village of Sillans-la-Cascade in Central Var. Its name alone entrances ... famed for wonderful waterfalls just a few minutes’ walk from the village – you can almost hear the cascade rushing down rocks as you say it. And with a boulangerie, several restaurants as well as a summer Art Exhibition, there’s plenty to tempt…
Features Dan Briggs

Provence Diary: The thigh’s the limit on French TV

My French teacher has advised me to watch as much French television as possible. My favourite shows are the current affairs programmes. They are usually presented by an older man, a wily old fox. Rather than having one co-presenter, the Fox is usually at the centre of the show, and different presenters sit with him for different segments. There’s a token gay arts editor; other than that, the Fox chats away to a coterie of…

A lesson about how to write the number “one” on cheques

Bookkeeping, accounting and generally knowing your numbers are a fairly important part of working for yourself, be it in France or elsewhere. However, when you move to foreign climbs you have to grant the experts around you a certain degree of flexibility and trust, as you acclimatise yourself to the way they do things. For me, this is not an easy step to take; I’ve often been accused of cynicism when it comes to certain…

The fate of D.H. Lawrence’s ashes after his burial in Vence

History and Traditions Robert Bullock
During the afternoon of March 4th, 1930, a small group of people gathered in Vence Cemetery for the funeral of the…

A trio of rosé wines from Provence

Table Talk Alex Ignatieff
An early Easter and the season of pink was well and truly launched, perhaps with a big jumper or two nearby, but what a…

John Hefford: Obituary

Profiles of Residents Riviera Reporter
Author John Hefford, who wove his fiction around modern French history and the contrast of French and British…

Q&A with Luc Salsedo, creator of the socca chip

Table Talk Riviera Reporter
RR: Born in Cagnes-sur-mer, how did the region influence your relationship with food? LS: I grew up with a grandfather…

La Poste leads the charge with electric scooters

Eye on France Caren Trafford
Over the last few months, I’ve fallen in love. And the object of my desire is helping to save the planet. I’m talking…

Expat appeal for Team BRIT, British vets at Le Mans

Sport Riviera Reporter
Team BRIT (British Racing Injured Troops) are hosting a friendly British expat weekend over July 16th and 17th, 2016, in…

Madame Tussaud: Ahead of her time

When you think of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, you probably think of movie stars, political figures, and other famous…

John Collingwood: Obituary

Profiles of Residents Selwyn Glick
Born in 1925, John Collingwood was a man of many layers. He was a British sailor with a distinguished war record,…

Fireworks on the French Riviera, dates for summer 2016

Community Michael Healy
Firework displays and competitions along the Riviera seaside, from Monaco to the Var. June Sunday 26: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat…

Refugee Aid Côte d’Azur’s container drive for Syria

Community Riviera Reporter
When a local Facebook group started up in September 2015, no one would have guessed its imminent success. In…

Brexpat: Your letters about our “Brexit Report”

Expat Issues Riviera Reporter
Letters to the Editor about our Brexit Report editorial from our April/May 2016 issue. Boris I think the most…

House prices on the rise, despite a possible Brexit

So here we are, nearly half way through the year, and what’s that I hear, a collective gasp of “What, already?” Okay, so…

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