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Articles and News Features

Ötillö 2015: Me and Pippa Middleton go on the run

Only the Swedes could invent a one-day sports event as mad as the Ötillö SwimRun World Championships. The SwimRun movement, started by Mats Skott and Michael in 2006, and has already been ranked by CNN as “one of the toughest endurance races in the world”. Ötillö means island to island. So running a total of 65 km in wetsuits across 26 unchartered islands in the Stockholm Archipelego – dense forest, scaling moss-covered rocks, knee-deep mud…
Community Elodie Peyrano

Dolphin Day demonstrators in Nice

There are a lot of thing you can expect to see at Place Masséna: musicians, performers, a Christmas market. But on Saturday August 29th, 2015, people on hand witnessed another scene: five semi-naked people, with their bodies painted red, lay on a fishing net surrounded by inflatable dolphins. A few meters away, a group stood still behind with signs reading: “Watch Blackfish” and “Watch The Cove”, while others urged passers-by with a petition.…
Expat Issues PJ Heslin

Greecing the Wheels

In 1793, Japan was ruled by a Shogun, China by an emperor and a Sultan still controlled vast portions of the Middle East and the Balkan Peninsula. France was in the middle of a Republican revolution, which in itself would end with an emperor crowning himself and a war that would consume all of Europe. What was left of the habitable world was carved up amongst the European powers into colonies. America and France were the only two countries in…

VendrediLecture, one for the books on social media

Reading Elodie Peyrano
Let’s be honest, between social networking and apps, it seems like people are spending more time crushing candies and…

Liguria like a local: Sestri Levante

Travel Elizabeth Gabay
To me, Liguria splits in two at Genoa. To the west, along the coastal stretch known as the Riviera Ligure di Ponente…

Buying your French home, the final steps

Previously, we looked at defining your search for your dream property in France and how to make an offer. We now walk…

Provence Diary: Benefits of a hair cut by a visiting stylist

Features Jamie Ivey
Normally I have my hair cut by a pompier. My wife says you can pretty much tell by the end result. By this she means…

Finding your voice on the Riviera by joining a local choir

Community Audrey Stuart
From classical music to jazz, barbershop, gospel and pop, any keen singers wanting to join a choir on the Riviera should…

Wine: A rosé by any other name

Table Talk Alex Ignatieff
The Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, having graced us with their ever-exhausting whirl, reminded us that it…

The cats of La Romieu

Features Margo Lestz
One of the main tourist attractions in the small medieval village of La Romieu, in southwest France, is the abundance of…

Eileen Gray: A long life and a short dream, the story of villa E1027

Features Maureen Emerson
After what many agree have been far too many years of neglect, the iconic Modernist villa E1027 at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin…

Jonathon Brown's art at the Musée International d’Art Naïf in Nice

Visiting the Riviera Riviera Reporter
At the Musée International d’Art Naïf in Nice, lurking in lush gardens on the hill behind the Radisson Hotel, the big…

New French rules and regulations: Buckle up and put down that sandwich!

Eye on France The Local
Life slightly changed in France as of July 1st, 2015, with everything from driving rules, dodgy parking and family…

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