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Community Karen Hockney

Mimosa Mougins Ball 2017 in aid of cancer

When a group of expat residents decided to establish Mimosa Matters to help fight cancer on the Cote d’Azur, little did they realise just how dramatic an impact their association would have. Four years on, Mimosa has raised in excess of €140,000 through their events – two charity balls in Mougins, a cocktail party on the beach in Cannes and two Nice Marathon teams, the last of which numbered over 170 runners in the 2016…
Expat Issues Orjan Pettersen

Today, the ultra-hard Tory Brexit will be in motion

It is better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie. If you support a Tory agenda of privatisation of the NHS, reduction of consumer, employee and environmental protections and a tax haven for corporations but a bigger tax burden for ordinary tax payers, you can now rejoice. Congratulations. You are a winner. If you don’t, but you’re still a Leaver (or a Remainer) you are in for the biggest high risk national…

Today is Article 50 day. What now for expat healthcare?

Expat Issues Mike Meade
It’ll be a 2 year wait to know for sure what the consequences of the March 29 Article 50 letter will mean in reality for…

Secret language of cypress trees in Provence

Slender, conical cypress trees are everywhere in Provence: they line roads, outline fields, decorate cemeteries, and…

The Virgin project of Nice: the statue that never came to be

Did you know that the city of Nice almost had a 49 foot (15 metre) tall statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop the…

5 Jean Cocteau treasures on the Riviera

Culture and Arts Margo Lestz
Jean Cocteau was truly a multi-talented artist. He considered himself a poet but he was also a novelist, playwright,…

A step-by-step guide to becoming a freelancer

Despite the French government embracing digital technology to reduce the form-filling burden, paperwork is a way of life…

Wine: Thoughts on 2015 Bordeaux En Primeur

Table Talk Alex Ignatieff
Fantastic! Finally, a year in Bordeaux to really get excited about. This may not be the biggest news of the day as the…

Tracing the 1,000-mile odyssey of D.H. Lawrence’s phoenix headstone

History and Traditions Robert Bullock
Soon after D. H.Lawrence’s burial in Vence Cemetery on March 4th, 1930, his widow Frieda commissioned a simple headstone…

On y va! Hiking though the Alpes-Maritimes by train

Visiting the Riviera Portia Griffey
I have lived in Nice for the past few years, learning French as I go, as I didn’t speak a word when I arrived. Through…

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