Recent Articles

  • Taxe d’habitation remains stable for second home owners

    The Fédération Nationale de l’Immobilier Côte d’Azur (FNAIM) has welcomed a decision by the Municipal Council of Nice not to increase the taxe d’habitation surcharge on people who own second homes in the city. In 2015, France implemented the law requiring a 20% surcharge on properties that aren’t registered as a primary residence in areas of France where there is a recognised housing shortage.

  • Cancellation of the Riviera Classic

    The Riviera Classic half-marathon, due to take place Sunday 12th March, has been cancelled. The Monegasque Athletics Federation has said that in light of the current state of emergency and the fight against illegal immigration, the Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes decided not to allow the race to take place.

  • Air France summer destinations

    Air France has announced new, direct connections from Nice to Tel Aviv and Athens as well as from Marseille to the Greek capital, Stockholm and Ibiza. 

  • Marine Le Pen’s tax on foreign workers

    Presidential candidate and leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen has pledged to introduce a new tax on foreign workers, including Brits and Europeans. The far-right politician says the 10% tax will force employers to prioritise French workers while plugging the country’s welfare system.

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer A8 entrance closed

    The entrance to the A8 motorway at Cagnes-sur-Mer will be closed at night from 6th to 10th February as noise barriers are installed in three parts of the town.

  • BA announces flights to Manchester and Stansted

    Holidaymakers and expats rejoice! British Airways has revealed it will be starting two new flight routes between the south of France and the UK in May 2017.

  • New York bagels come to the French Riviera

    A franchise of the popular New York bagel joint Bruegger’s Bagels has opened at Polygone Riviera.

  • The Côte d'Azur from space

    French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the International Space Station since last November, has tweeted a stunning photo of the Côte d’Azur by night from space.