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Articles and News Features

Table Talk Alex Ignatieff

Champagne moments, in search of a new discovery

Spring is tasting season for the wine trade. A winter of watching snow reports is abruptly ended and the serious job of finalising your selection for the new season takes over. Prices need to be firmed up. Old favourites need to be tasted, with fingers crossed, to check that the new releases are up to scratch. But most important is the search for that new discovery with which to wow your friends and, hopefully, all of theirs too. A…

Buying your French home, one step at a time

Here at Leggett Immobilier, we’ve helped thousands of overseas clients to purchase property in France over the past two decades and know that the different buying process, language and laws can be confusing. Our free buyer’s guide gives an overall under-standing to help you feel comfortable and confident with your purchase from the start.The French property purchase process may be different to what you are used to, but it isn’t usually…
Visiting the Riviera Richard McCreery

Roque Around Les Coqs in Roquebrune

Nestled between the Principality of Monaco and Menton, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin’s oldest part is the perched village, overlooking the sea, with its 10th-century castle built to protect the western border of Ventimiglia. Roquebrune’s history is like watching a tennis match between Monaco and France: between 1355 and 1793 Roquebrune was part of Monaco under the rule of the Grimaldi family. It then became French until 1814 before returning to the…

How the Eiffel Tower was sold

Features Margo Lestz
It was 1925 and Victor Lustig was sitting in his Paris hotel room reading a newspaper article about the Eiffel Tower.…

Provence Diary: Let bidons be bidons when having a urine test

Features Jamie Ivey
It’s just possible that this is my last column for the Riviera Reporter. Either the mystery illness I’m about to write…

The Bereavement Support Network of the Var can help when losing a pet

Pets and Animals Riviera Reporter
According to the UK’s Pet Food Manufacturing Association (PFMA), a report on pet ownership trends sampled over two years…

Ladies’ Rally Vintage Car charity event 2015, in aid of Child CARE Monaco

Community Riviera Reporter
The second edition of the Ladies’ Rally Vintage Car Charity Event takes place Sept 20th, 2015. Created by Martine…

Andrew Gradon, airport scammer - we got him!

Travel Riviera Reporter
If you’ve been a regular Reporter reader in recent years, the name Andrew Gradon should mean something. He was the…

The Monaco US Economic Forum: Les Brownlee, with a lifetime of service

Expat Issues PJ Heslin
This summer’s inaugural Monaco US Economic Forum, which takes place June 8th to 12th, 2015, under the High Patronage of…

Mega-yacht disaster lessons learnt

Yachting and Boating Michael Healy
Responsible seamen – that means all of us boaters – continue to reflect on the recent mass tragedies of the sunken…

Homes and Houses: The Pointe Croisette, pointing to the calmer Cannes

Property and Pools Riviera Reporter
It's clearly part of Cannes, but only up to a point. The Pointe Croisette area is in fact a “principality” in its own…

Organic matters: What is “bio”, where to find organic products on the Riviera

Table Talk Scott Bell
These days it’s difficult to avoid the word “organic” – or bio in French – and seeing the European organic logo, that…

A no-nansense Michelin meal at La Table de Nans restaurant in La Ciotat

Table Talk Caren Trafford
It’s been more than 100 years since the tyre manufacturers André Michelin and his brother published the first edition of…

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