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Articles and News Features

Features Katie Warren

10 French TV series you have to watch in 2016

France isn’t well known for its stellar TV, but a recent surge of great shows is making it worth your while to tune into some French channels. And remember that if you binge-watch these shows, you’re not being lazy and unproductive: you’re practicing your French. 1. Marseille This is Netflix’s first French-language original series, produced entirely in France and starring none other than Gerard Depardieu. The premise is a struggle for power…
Profiles of Residents Burton Gintell

Avery Glize-Kane: Obituary

“Class, grace and passion ... all rolled into one” The Anglophone community of the Riviera has lost one of its brightest stars. Avery Glize-Kane passed away on January 8th, 2016, at the age of 76, after a long fight against cancer. Avery was such a vital and exuberant presence in our lives; it is difficult to imagine that her light has now been extinguished. In 1987, Avery founded the French Riviera-Monaco Council of the Navy League, and…

Carnival time and Nice is buzzing with the sound of gourds

Nice’s Carnival (Feb 13th-28th, 2016, www.nicecarnaval.com) is one of the oldest in Europe, with the earliest reference dating back to 1294 when a Count of Provence wrote that he had spent “joyous days of carnival” in Nice. While today the parades float to the beat of contemporary music, traditionally it was another sound – bands playing instruments made of gourds, or rather cougourdons to be exact. What’s a cougourdon, you ask. Well, it’s a…

New mosquito-borne Zika virus could hit the Riviera

Health, Sport and Fitness Riviera Reporter
Since the Asian tiger mosquito, carrier of dengue fever, first made a buzz in Menton in 2004, its pesky presence has…

Does a simple, home-working freelancer really need a tax lawyer?

Business Barth Hulley
So there I was, January 2006, sitting in a state-of-the-art conference room at Deloitte’s plush new home in the…

Where the jobs are for expats working abroad

Expat Issues Riviera Reporter
Malta attracts IT professionals and Norway entices with its favourable work-life balance, while expats in Luxembourg…

Resolution of French social charges: No gain, no pain for ex-pats

Doing It in France Peter Johnson
Finally, on October 20th, 2015, a resolution on the long-running saga of social charges (prélèvements sociaux), which…

The Monte Carlo Rally 2016: the start of the World Rally season

Health, Sport and Fitness Riviera Reporter
The 2016 World Rally Championship season begins in earnest next week with the historic Monte-Carlo Rally - arguably the…

7 illegal things that may happen in restaurants in France

Doing It in France Riviera Reporter
In autumn 2015, a customer filed a complaint with the police against a bistro in Draguignan that refused to sell him a…

Square Foot Self-Storage: Why size matters

Local Living Riviera Reporter
When it comes to storing personal belongings, do your research. Square Foot Self-Storage began nine years ago with its…

Elsa: Paolo Sari's organic restaurant at the Monte Carlo Beach

Table Talk Scott Bell
Organic food and cooking is becoming increasingly accepted and even demanded in our everyday lives. In addition to the…

Provence Diary: Life at the French school gates

Features Dan Briggs
Dan Briggs gave up his job as a journalist in the UK after his wife went on secondment to the South of France. Now he’s…

Electric shock: EDF’s retroactive price rise is on its way

Doing It in France Jo-Ann Howell
If you are a Tarif Bleu EDF client in your home, then at some point over the first six months of 2016 you’ll be…

The state of the property market in 2015 on the French Riviera

Well, another year draws to a close and what a period of ups and downs it has been. I feel privileged to live and work…

The six vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Visiting the Riviera Elizabeth Gabay
Wine writers and buyers often only see two or three vineyards briefly when visiting a specific producer, maybe a local…

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