Winter Festivals of the Côte d'Azur

Menton Fete du Citron C. Ville de MentonJanuary and February, right in the depths of winter, can be the dreariest of months. Throughout northern Europe, a deep chill has set-in, people stay indoors to hide from the cold and sunshine is but daydream for many. Fortunately for us, the French Riviera offers a more temperate climate and bright sunshine almost every day. Not only can we still enjoy the outdoors, but thanks to our microclimate, the region comes alive with vibrant yellow mimosas, citrus fruits galore and little violets for all sorts of delicacies.Read more

British Embassy hosts Brexit meeting in Cannes

Brexit Referendum By George Hodan https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=180560&picture=brexit-referendum-ukBrexit has British expats in a state of limbo. With no amicable deal on the horizon and France going ahead with their ‘no deal’ back-up plan, there are so many questions that have yet to be answered. 

The British Embassy in Paris is organising a series of regional information meetings across France. For the Côte d'Azur, the British Embassy Citizens Outreach in Cannes will be holding one of these informational meetings on 31 January. Another meeting will be held in Monaco on 19 February. Read more

Mimosa Coffee Morning

Raise a cup for a good cause! Mimosa Matters is starting the new year off with a great goal: to host the largest Coffee Morning in the South of France. But they need our help to do it.Read more

The end of an era: Madame Augier, owner of Negresco dies

Madame Jeanne Augier (C) DRThe start of 2019 saw the loss of one of Nice’s most iconic personalities. On 7 January, Madame Jeanne Augier, owner of the Negresco Hotel since 1957, passed away at the age of 96. She was influential in bringing the city of Nice to world recognition with the grand hotel that she inherited from her father. Together with her husband, Paul Augier, they made the Negresco a luxurious palace that became a favourite with the rich and famous. Read more

Buying a property in France through an SCI

French Property, CC0 Public Domain Did you know that you can purchase a French property as a ‘civil company’? There are many advantages to such a purchase, including the tax structure, and inheritance planning. If you are thinking about buying a property in France to be used as a principal or a second home, there are several advantages to proceed with an SCI. Property lawyer Zoubaïda Bouzou of Isegoria Conseils gives us some excellent information for those buying or looking to buy an investment property in France.Read more

NASA comes to Monaco for 60th anniversary

NASA's 60th in MonacoThe American space agency, NASA, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. With the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Embassy of Monaco to the United States will be presenting the second edition of Pioneers and Innovators of Our Time, a special gathering of leaders in air and space technology at the Auditorium Rainier III.Read more

Chef's World Summit in Monaco

Chef's World Summit 2018One of the world’s largest gatherings of professional chefs, the Chef’s World Summit will take place from 25th to 27th November at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II, the summit celebrates the best the culinary world has to offer and is designed to train and inspire a new generation of professionals. It is open to a wide array of guests, not only chefs and restaurateurs, but also caterers, culinary school teachers, maîtres d’hôtel, butlers, students, and more. The event brings together over 150 chefs from 57 countries and more than 2200 professionals from across the industry. Read more

Shirl's Atlantic Row: A courageous local begins record-breaking journey

In the next few days, Grasse resident Shirley Thompson will depart from Puerto de Mogán in the Canary Islands in her blue row-boat Amigo and embark on a long and treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Her goal is to arrive in Saint Bart’s in the Caribbean by February. No help, no support team, no engine—just pure endurance. If she does complete the crossing, she will break two world records: the first Irish woman to row any ocean solo and the oldest woman to row any ocean solo.Read more

Parenting in the digital age

Elisabeth MilovidovMougins School is hosting a talk on Friday 23rd November by an international expert on internet safety for children. Elizabeth Milovidov is an American born law professor, eSafety specialist and digital parenting coach. Geared toward both adults and children, her talk will cover how to use the Internet and social media responsibly, keeping children safe online and preparing them to thrive in the digital world.Read more

35th Santon Fair in Mouans-Sartoux

Daniel Ferrier [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) ou CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe Mouans-Sartoux Santons Fair, the oldest and most important fair in the Alpes-Maritimes department is going on now until 24th December. The hand-made santons are a beloved and ancient tradition of Provence. Each year, the town of Mouans-Sartoux welcomes more than 8,000 visitors to view the handmade dolls.Read more

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