Recent Articles

  • The new French wealth tax: understanding the perimeters of the Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière

    Since 1st January 2018, the ISF (Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune) has been replaced by the new annual real estate wealth tax, known as IFI (Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière), which is a tax on immovable property whose taxable base is limited to non-business related real estate assets.

  • Villa Eilenroc: eternal elegance on the Cap d'Antibes

    Villa Eilenroc appears like an apparition straight from a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel as you take the Sentier Littoral from Plage de la Garoupe to the Baie des Milliardaires. Built over 150 years ago as a luxurious winter retreat, the property is now owned and protected by the Ville d’Antibes.

  • Kids for kids: Mimosa launches children's fun run

    The first ever fun run for kids, organised by Mimosa Matters, will take place on 15th April 2018 at the Stade des Bouillides in Valbonne. Ebica International School is proudly sponsoring this event, which has been specifically organised for children between the ages of five and 15 to help in the fight against childhood cancer in the Alpes-Maritimes.

  • Top French golfer becomes ambassador of Barbossi golf club

    France's number one in professional golf, Alexander Lévy, has become the new Ambassador of Riviera Golf de Barbossi in Mandelieu. Director of the golf course Sébastien Sergent says he is very happy to have found such a successful and likeable professional golf player to be a representative. With his help, the club hopes to expand its renown and embark on a new training period for the next generation of golfers. Lévy believes it is deeply needed, not only at Barbossi, but across all golf clubs in France.  

  • Induction deductions at source

    Intended to modernise the collection of the income tax without changing the rules of calculation, the planned withholding tax system in France (prélèvement à la source de l'impôt sur le revenue) will be effective on 1st January 2019 instead of 1st January 2018 as initially expected

  • Together they are 100

    Prince Albert is turning 60? That cannot be! And yet, on 14th March 1958, Princess Grazia Patrizia – formerly known as American actress Grace Kelly – gave birth to her second child in the Palais Princier. The future sovereign, Hereditary Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Marquis de Baux, was born! He had an elder sister (by little over a year) in Princess Caroline, but to this day, the Monegasque constitution provides that a boy is first in line.

  • More sand, please!

    The winter months were almost as busy as those of summer for Cannes’ shoreline as 80,000 cubic metres of sand were transported onto the already artificial beach. Since the 1960s, when the first major widening operation took place, not much has been done to maintain the 1.4 kilometre-long plage.

  • The sea & you

    The French Ministry for an Ecological and Inclusive Transition (most often referred to as the Ministry of Ecology) is asking for public assistance with strategies for the protection and conservation of the country’s coastline and waters.

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