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Property and Pools Riviera Reporter

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

It's clearly part of Cannes, but only up to a point. The Pointe Croisette area is in fact a “principality” in its own right, the land of the quartier owned by the residents themselves rather than by the Cannes authorities. For practical reasons, the citizens of the Pointe Croisette principauté have ceded the administration of their domain to the Cannes mairie. This is just one of the things that sets the southeastern part of La Croisette…
Table Talk Scott Bell

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

These days it’s difficult to avoid the word “organic” – or bio in French – and seeing the European organic logo, that green flag with its 12 white stars in the shape of a leaf, popping up on food and beverage packaging. Products sold in France additionally have the green square “AB” logo, which stands for “Agriculture Biologique”. A product bearing this label means that one of the several authorised certifying agencies in France has audited…
Table Talk Caren Trafford

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

It’s been more than 100 years since the tyre manufacturers André Michelin and his brother published the first edition of a guide for French motorists in 1900. At the time there were fewer than 3,000 cars in France, and the Michelin Guide was intended to encourage the demand for cars and, in turn, for car tyres. For that first edition, the brothers printed nearly 35,000 copies. These guides were given away free to car drivers and chauffeurs…

Will the Coen brothers make the Cannes Film Festival different this year?

Local Living Dan Seeger
Speculating about how the Cannes Film Festival might be different this year, with Joel and Ethan Coen at the head of the…

Cannes Film Festival and the French: “Je t’aime moi non plus”

Local Living Elodie Peyrano
AAH, May. In France, one of the most anticipated months of the year. For students, there are only a couple of weeks till…

Buy euros now, leave the UK later

Expat Issues Riviera Reporter
Telegraph columnist Anna Nichols reports on a survey by the deVere Group that found 59% of Brits are giving serious…

A milestone for Riviera marinas as concessions are nearing expiry

Yachting and Boating Michael Healy
Just 50 years ago a radical decision taken in the French parliament in Paris was being implemented along our coast. It…

Marianne and the changing face of the French Republic

Eye on France Margo Lestz
Marianne’s Story Did you know that France has been led by a woman ever since the French Revolution of 1789? It’s true!…

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…


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