Charity Quiz - Thursday 26th March in Mougins : for Kenyan Kids - Details
Missing in Monaco :Michael Graydon's family desperate for news - Police info request in French - BBC report

VO Films on the Riviera : until next Tuesday and beyond - Cinemas, Screening Dates, Access Maps
Solar Eclipse March 20 : Total in Northern Europe and partial throughout France and Southern UK. - Details - Eclipse Path
Other important dates in 2015 : - French Public Holidays, School holidays, Elections, Solar & lunar eclipses
Plan your day - Nice airport - Autoroute Traffic - Trains - TAM Bus - Local Transport - Public Bikes - Weather

Employment opportunity : Mougins School seeks part time Office Assistant, English with excellent French - Info

Riviera Reporter no 167 (Feb/Mar) available on line : paper edition at dropoff points also - PDF Downloads of current and previous issues

News via Twitter

RT @patrickwintour: "The anomaly of non-dom status cannot be defended. It should be scrapped". The FT sends a shudder through its readers h…
Prince Albert II of Monaco says his team stole the show with Arsenal victory - ESPN FC
Riviera Reporter Daily is out!
RT @FrenchNewsonlin: At Liliane Bettencourt Trial, a Rare Glimpse Into the Lives of France's Wealthy | @scoopit
RT @FrenchNewsonlin: Admired French Book Stores Are Taking Issue with Amazon – A PBS Report
RT @Independent: Madonna: France feels like Nazi Germany

Articles and News Features

Expat Issues Mary Hughes

Elizabeth Finn Care: Charity that helps when in financial difficulty

Elizabeth Anne Finn and her daughter, Constance, founded Elizabeth Finn Care (EFC), previously The Distressed Gentlefolk’s Aid Association, in 1897. Since then EFC has been assisting clients worldwide to overcome the effects of poverty by servicing the need, not the want.The organisation was established to help British and Irish Nationals, professional people from many walks of life who, through no fault of their own, have fallen upon…
Features Margo Lestz

Bread delivery: “Les porteuses de pain” of days gone by

If you like bread, then when you’re in France you probably stop by the boulangerie, or bakery, every day to buy a baguette, croissant, or one of the other tempting treats that you will find inside. But if you were a bourgeois or wealthy family in the nineteenth or early twentieth century, you wouldn’t need to. Your daily bread would be delivered before you even got out of bed. Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up to a nice fresh croissant…

Homes and Houses: La Canabière, Mons

In property parlance there is away-from-it-all, and then there is La Canabière. The location of this outstanding eight-bedroom bastide in the commune of Mons – designated a World Heritage Site – is simply outstanding. Owner Molly Holt discovered it when she was snooping round the Siagne Gorge looking for a property on behalf of a friend. When she eventually found La Canabière she wanted it for herself – badly. “It was love at first sight,”…

UK election fever? You must be joking!

Expat Issues Riviera Reporter
The British general election of 2015 is almost upon us and never has an outcome been as unpredictable or of more…

The day France didn’t stand still when “Charlie Hebdo” was attacked

Eye on France Elodie Peyrano
It was supposed to be a nice morning. Indeed it started off well enough, sunny, not too cold. In fact, looking back,…

Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT): Requisitioning yachts as warships

Yachting and Boating Michael Healy
Peaceful times in the Riviera ports, except for occasional violent weather that has, over the centuries, sunk many ships…

Gardening: Low maintenance grass in winter

Outdoors and Nature James Basson
I’d like to look at a subject that doesn’t get the attention it deserves: winter gardens. When designing gardens there…

50 Ways to Close Your French Shutters

Doing It in France Philippa Campsie
On our last visit to Paris in June, we did most of our travelling by bus, which meant time spent waiting at bus stops…

Le Pétomane, The Mad Farter: Joseph Pujol

Features Margo Lestz
I’m sure we’ve all heard of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the historic cabaret topped by a red windmill, which is famous…

A public peace process from the Monaco US Business Roundtable

Expat Issues PJ Heslin
“Guns and bombs won’t make the kinds of changes we need.” When Susan Feaster, co-founder along with Mike Powers of the…

Fenella Holt opens a new English bookshop in Antibes

Reading Nick Kent
Fenella Holt looks over towards the snowy peaks of the Maritime Alps, lit by the last rays of the winter sun. “I can’t…

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…
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