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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Drunk sailor confused by port's lights and crashes into seawall

Intoxicated sailor crashes into Grimaud

A drunken sailor had a less than comfortable end to his night-time sea excursion when, on returning to Port Grimaud in the Var, he crashed into the seawall after missing the entrance to the port.Read more …

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Monaco: Another successful year for visitors and exhibitors at last month's prestigious Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show 2014

The 24th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, which took place from 24th-27th September this year, was, as predicted, a great success, welcoming over 30,000 visitors to see the 115 super yachts and 510 companies present at the event. Read more …

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Monaco: Interview with Sabrina, the founder of Sabrina Monte-Carlo

Sabrina Monte-Carlo opens new boutique

Sabrina Monte-Carlo, the exclusive interior design brand, has opened a new boutique on the Avenue Princess Grace in Monaco. The new venture will join Sabrina’s established 'Arts de la Table' boutique on the Principality’s Boulevard des Moulins and add to a growing portfolio which also comprises stores in St Jean Cap Ferrat and Menton. In an exclusive interview with The Riviera Times at the opening of her new boutique, Sabrina discussed the success of her brand and why her philosophy is so important. Read more …

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France: GPs urged to strike in protest against latest governmental healthcare bill

French GPs called to strike over Christmas

Unions are urging French doctors to stage a walkout during the festive period in protest against the government's plan to cap consultation fees. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Cruise industry in the Var and Côte d'Azur regions not as advanced as other European tourist spots

Boosting the French Riviera cruise ship industry

A new ferry port to be built at La Seyne will help the Riviera region attract more cruises - an industry that is worth millions to the local economy. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: A further dozen fans had been placed into custody after pre-match disturbances

Four arrested after OGC Nice v Bastia

The match between OGC Nice and Corsican side Bastia will be remembered for all the wrong reasons as 16 Niçois supporters were arrested after pre and post-match incidents. Jean-Louis Leca, a Bastia goalkeeper, is said to have incited a pitch invasion of around 100 Nice supporters by displaying aloft a Corsican flag after his team’s 1-0 victory.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: France wine-tasters celebrate after being crowned world champions

France crowned world wine-tasting champion

France has confirmed its top position in the world of wine by taking home the title of world wine-tasting champion. Experts stole the title from Belgium at the annual world blind wine-tasting competition, managing to identify even the toughest components in a glass of wine. Read more …

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France: Recent survey reveals how expats feel about living in France

Do expats enjoy living in France?

France has ranked 9th for overall quality of life in the latest Expat Insider survey conducted by InterNations, which asked expatriates from over 160 countries about their experiences living abroad. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Last weekend of October will see St Tropez transform into a shopper's heaven

Saint Tropez’s shopping extravaganza

There are few places in the world like it. During the last weekend of October, Saint Tropez is transformed into a shopping extravaganza; the streets are buzzing with eager shoppers and store shelves are piled high with heavily discounted goods. The number of tourists swells once again, but locals are also out in force to snag themselves a bargain. Read more …

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Monaco: Monte Carlo Jazz Festival returns to Monte Carlo Opera for the ninth time

World jazz tour in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Opera's Salle Garnier will host the 9th edition of the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival this November. The historic theatre will provide a stunning backdrop to the contemporary jazz which is the theme of this year's event. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Three-time Mayor of Valbonne Marc Daunis reveals the motivation behind his success

Democracy and determination

Among his many hats, Marc Daunis is the Mayor of Valbonne Sophia Antipolis, vice president of the Urban Community of Sophia Antipolis (CASA), and president of the France-Australia group. The Socialist party member was first elected mayor in March 2001 and has been a major player in growing the business technology side of Sophia Antipolis, including the 'future ZAC des Clausonnes' extension. Read more …