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Articles and News Features

Features Margo Lestz

Le Pétomane, The Mad Farter: Joseph Pujol

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the historic cabaret topped by a red windmill, which is famous for its can-can dancers. But do you know who was their highest paid performer at the end of the 19th century? His name was Joseph Pujol and he had a very peculiar talent. He could fart on demand and in various tones, even playing songs. Monsieur Pujol, who was born in Marseille in 1857, had the unusual ability to take in air…
Expat Issues PJ Heslin

A public peace process from the Monaco US Business Roundtable

“Guns and bombs won’t make the kinds of changes we need.” When Susan Feaster, co-founder along with Mike Powers of the Monaco US Business Roundtable, approached Mike Yanney about the initiative, his interest was immediate. With an extensive background in business, specifically banking and education, he knew he could make a significant contribution. Mr Yanney also understands that such forums are imperative in today’s political climate.…
Reading Nick Kent

Fenella Holt opens a new English bookshop in Antibes

Fenella Holt looks over towards the snowy peaks of the Maritime Alps, lit by the last rays of the winter sun. “I can’t imagine ever wanting to go back to London," she says. “I’ve been in Antibes six years now, and I love it.” Fenella, 54, has decided to cement her roots firmly into the local landscape by opening a new English bookshop in Antibes, a replacement for the retiring Heidi Lee’s famous literary emporium. Although not quite as big as…

David Leadbetter, the world’s top golf coach, drops in to Terre Blanche

A special bird of passage had dropped in to the Albatros Golf Performance Centre. David Leadbetter, the World’s No 1…

The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris

Reading Margo Lestz
For any book-lover, the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris is a must-see. It’s been the centre of the…

Antiquing: Le Grand Déballage, the best time to buy

Features Caren Trafford
A few times a year, a huge game of musical chairs takes place in the antiquing world. It goes by the name of Le Grand…

John Mann's mission: the Educating Cambodia charity

Community Riviera Reporter
In 2014 Mougins School has played a big part in education worlds away from the comforts of the South of France. The…

Two tales of street crime in one city, Nice

Local Living Riviera Reporter
In September 2001, Publishing Director Mike Meade was contacted by John McLaughlin, host of The McLaughlin Group, a…

Taxe d’habitation: Riviera mayors refuse 20% increase on second homes

Local Living Riviera Reporter
Nothing is certain but Hollande and taxes. First it was the preposterous 75% tax on incomes over €1 million that, as…

Hair’s the best way to beat the boars in your garden

I recently made a resolution to become more involved in the local community. I thought I might join the boules club, or…

The reality of the Riviera property market

Well what a year that was. As 2014 draws to a close I would like to reflect on how things have gone in the real estate…

Hidden Assets by Alan Watson

Reading Nancy Heslin
Alan Watson started life in a small southern UK town, Swindon. “Not at all exciting,” he tells the Reporter, “unless you…

Christmas in France: Have yourself a Merry little ... Noël

Doing It in France Elodie Peyrano
While living in France you’ll soon discover that Christmas is THE holiday so there are a few things you should know if…
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