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Expat Issues Riviera Reporter

Buy euros now, leave the UK later

Telegraph columnist Anna Nichols reports on a survey by the deVere Group that found 59% of Brits are giving serious thought to leaving the UK on retirement, a 10% rise since the same survey was conducted a year ago. The reasons cited were the UK’s healthcare crisis, increased crime rates, benefits cuts, higher taxes and the rising cost of living. As always, “better weather” and a more relaxed lifestyle also figured. Hindrances to embarking on…
Yachting and Boating Michael Healy

A milestone for Riviera marinas as concessions are nearing expiry

Just 50 years ago a radical decision taken in the French parliament in Paris was being implemented along our coast. It was the dawn of the yacht marinas, developed in the 1960s by the pioneers Pierre Canto (in Cannes) and Camille Rayon (Golfe Juan), both distinguished Resistance fighters during the Occupation 20 years earlier, whose names are immortalised in their ports. François Spoerry, who dredged the picturesque canals of Port Grimaud out…
Eye on France Margo Lestz

Marianne and the changing face of the French Republic

Marianne’s Story Did you know that France has been led by a woman ever since the French Revolution of 1789? It’s true! My name is Marianne and my image is on official seals and postage stamps, and sculpted busts of me adorn city halls and public buildings throughout the country. Every French person can easily recognise me, but no one can describe exactly what I look like. That’s because I have regular makeovers. After all, I’m the…

Renting in France: Things to check before you sign

Property and Pools Riviera Reporter
In light of the current weakness of the euro against some other currencies, particularly the strong British pound,…

Secrets of the Lerin Islands that were locked away

Visiting the Riviera Patrick McCrea
The Lerin Islands are well known for the boat service from Cannes with pretty promenades on the Île Sainte-Marguerite…

Celebrating the Cannes Film Festival, 13-24 May 2015

Visiting the Riviera Caren Trafford
Inaugurated in 1946, the Festival of Cannes is all about the celebration of film. Today, it is an important meeting…

Flashmobbing in a Luberon village

Features Jamie Ivey
Every Wednesday I stand and watch them. Fifteen women of varying shapes and sizes, grunting and groaning to the music.…

Where is the stained glass window from the old Christ Church Cannes?

Features Margo Lestz
Tom Küpper (above) is a stained glass conservator at Britain’s third largest cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, where he’s in…

Former US Senator Ben Nelson gets behind the Monaco US Business Forum in June

Expat Issues PJ Heslin
The Monaco US Business Roundtable was co-founded by Mike Powers and Susan Feaster in 2014, with the aim to build…

Europe in stats: from Spain to Sweden

Expat Issues The Local
From women in the workplace to income inequality, the differences between European countries are getting greater in lots…

Lifestyles of the rich and famous on the Côte d'Azur, who cares?

Local Living Lisa Pepin
The South of France is known for being the second home to many of the world’s rich and famous. But when the rest of the…

Freemasons built on tradition at Abbey Lodge

Community Riviera Reporter
The changes brought about by the progressive construction of a railway network across Europe in the 19th century have…

Victory for second-home owners in France, social charges deemed illegal

Doing It in France Riviera Reporter
France has finally lost its war against British second-home owners, after the European Court ruled it “illegal” to…
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