Recent Articles

  • Monaco wins Ventimiglia port contract

    On 6th December, the Principality of Monaco reached a final agreement with the Cozzi Parodi group to takeover its shares in the Société Cala del Forte, which currently manages the pleasure yachting port of Ventimiglia. Monaco, represented by the Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire (SMIP), will now become the manager of the border marina; a move that brings with it the principality’s unique, modern vision for development and expansion. 

  • La Liste of 1,000 best restaurants

    France and French gastronomy has fallen out of favour with the world’s ubiquitous food critics. Italy, Spain, Denmark… All have featured in the top spot of The World's 50 Best Restaurants in recent years, but France has barely been able to make the top five. It was the backlash against this ‘failure to adequately merit the work of French chefs’ that drove La Liste organisers and partners to begin a new global ranking using the specialist tools of an algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and reviews. According to the 2016 list of the world’s 1,000 finest restaurants, French talent still rules with Parisian restaurant Guy Savoy at Monnaie de Paris clinching the gold, but also countless other institutions in l’hexagone have performed well. 

  • Formula 1 returns to the French Riviera

    And we’re talking more than just the Monaco circuit! In summer 2018, the Grand Prix will be making a historic comeback in the Côte d’Azur, it was announced earlier today. After 10 years of absence, the pinnacle of motor racing is returning to the famous Paul Ricard track in Le Castellet. 

  • Income tax deducted-at-source in 2018

    The main characteristics of the ‘deduction-at-source’ system have just been revealed and further details have come to such: this new reform will be included in the 2017 Finance Act. The ‘deduction-at-source’ of income tax will concern almost all French citizens (employees, retired, persons with income replacement benefits like unemployment benefits…).

  • Compagnie Monégasque de Banque wins second major award in 2016

    Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB) has achieved its second triumph of the year. The European magazine, in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Group, has honoured the private bank with the title of Best Customer Service Bank in Monaco at the 2016 The European Global Banking & Finance Awards. 

  • Les Portes Ouvertes in Antibes

    From 3rd December, Antibes will host Les Portes Ouvertes on the first Saturday of every month. It's good news for anyone looking for a really unique Christmas present or who just wants to know more about the kind of art that is being produced and available in Antibes at the moment. A diverse group of local artists have joined together to host the event, which is a lovely opportunity to go and meet some fantastic artists in their studio and talk to them about their work. You can follow the whole tour or dip in as you choose.

  • Blustering Tuesday

    Batten down the hatches! The stretch of coast between Antibes and the Var is in for a bit of a battering today as gusts of up 90kmh whip along the shore. Météo France has placed the region on yellow alert and the Route du Bord de Mer has been closed in both directions from Antibes’ Fort Carré to the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet.

  • Monaco Gourmand

    Join Club Vivanova’s Bradley Mitton in the Sapphire 24 Lounge of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this December as he, along with his co-author Zsolt Szemerszky, celebrates the launch of the duo’s new gourmet book: Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco with Wine Pairing Guide.