Local Living

Articles and tips about residing on the Riviera.

Geoffrey’s of London: a Riviera institution turns 25
Electricity’s digital future has dawned on the French Riviera
Residence Albert: Independent apartment living for expat seniors on the Riviera
Square Foot Self-Storage: Why size matters
Rent an apartment at the new “Albert” residence for seniors
Eileen Gray: A long life and a short dream, the story of villa E1027
Lifestyles of the rich and famous on the Côte d'Azur, who cares?
Two tales of street crime in one city, Nice
Support for the sick and lonely at Christmas (and other times)
Eyes in the sky - the future in drones
Surveillance cameras in Nice: I’ll be watching you
The World Cup of cologne. How one Grasse perfumery scores big in the fragrance game
A news story, the takeover of Nice-Matin
Street food: a moveable feast from food trucks
On your right, you can see Nice: Municipal elections 2014
Monaco Murmurs: Looking back over 25 years
A head start in looking good: Headhunters Hair and Beauty Specialists
When the wind blows, what’s it called and what does it bring?
Fresh fruit and veg in a road-side vending cabin
Monaco Murmurs: Farewell to trees at the Sporting d’Hiver
The Var and work on the black
Monaco Murmurs: Invest in something you can enjoy
4 Apps for summer
Victoria Retirement Home on the Grange
The only elegant view in Monaco
Nice to meet you - volunteer as a greeter
Is our weather becoming wetter?
Don't get ripped off if you lose your keys
Internet options on the Côte d’Azur
The mimosa: a flower at the heart of a local tradition
Spot Mairie, Spot On.
A thin grey line - the procession caterpillar
For the niçois all foreigners are English
Valentine’s à la française
Adam and Steve are really welcome
Apps for Christmas and the Ski Season
Apps for back to school and back to work
Harvesting nature's hope for the future
Insects that invade the Riviera
Apps for summer on the Riviera
Mosquito free homes ... not just a dream
Radio Bleu Azur
Lotto and Lottery, Luck is a Lady in 83
Taxi drivers on the Riviera
The super wealthy on the Riviera
How to use a Vélo Bleu
The Siren of Saint Tropez, Brigitte Bardot
Close encounters of the Var kind, will they be back?
Electric car travel now in Nice
Against that tiger mozzie it’s war
Getting around for one euro a day by bus or bike
Earthquakes, surviving the "big one"
Earthquakes: Where the earth has moved, it will move again
The rip-off Riviera
Callian Can
Monaco Mobsters
The inadequacy of public transport...
Provençal Markets? Actually, I think I'll pass...
Should "Transhumance" be Banned?
Is living in Provence overrated?
The Monaco fraudster William Fogwell
The Malpasset Dam Disaster - could the Var suffer again?
The Malpasset Disaster
The roar, the crackle, that acrid smell - Facing a forest fire in the Var
Fire Savvy - Chris Burgess Offers Some Advice