24.04.2014 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Cannes to join other major cities in hosting international TEDx conferences

Ground-breaking conference sets foot in Cannes

For the first time, Cannes will be hosting its own edition of the TEDx conferences. The international events, centred on technology, entertainment and design, are held in most of the world’s major cities. Cannes’ edition will see 12 speakers present their ideas and experience on the theme of happiness and business.Read more …

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24.04.2014 0

Monaco: France's Conseil d'Etat takes promising step to end income taxation for French citizens born in Monaco

Towards tax exemption for French born in Monaco

After a 50-year-long battle, French citizens born in Monaco may no longer have to pay taxes on Monegasque income, which would be a major change to the Franco-Monegaque fiscal convention of 1963. But don’t burn your tax forms just yet, you still need to declare your revenue.Read more …

23.04.2014 2

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Protesters say lower speed limits wouldn't increase safety but would lead to more fines

Goverment to experiment with lower speed limits

400 motorcyclists have demonstrated in Nice to protest against the government’s proposal to reduce the speed limit on some roads to 80 kilometres per hour. It follows a concerted effort in the Var to increase road safety as the number of road deaths double. Read more …

22.04.2014 0

Monaco: All-Swiss final at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters as Roger Federer returns after two year absence from the tournament

Wawrinka wins Monte Carlo Masters

Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka won his first Monte Carlo Rolex Masters title on the weekend, beating former world #1 Roger Federer. For the first time in nearly a decade, the final did not feature Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard was beaten in the quarterfinals.Read more …

22.04.2014 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Paris and Nice are the most popular cities in France for gay marriages

Nice 2nd top choice for gay marriage

Following the French capital, Nice is proving to be the second most popular city for gay couples to tie the knot in France. Almost one year after same-sex marriage was legalised in the country, almost 13% of all ceremonies in Nice are between homosexual couples. Read more …

21.04.2014 0

Your survival guide to living in France

Life support

Dear Andy, I have been in France for a few months and am planning on starting a business and eventually buying a property here. I have tried in three different places to open an account but to no avail. Someone I know said that I probably do not have the right to a French bank account because I am British. Another person told me if I open an account here I will not be able to access it in a different city. I am very confused. Banking in La Baume Read more …

21.04.2014 0

Real Estate: A picturesque destination in the Mercantour National Park all year round

Property series: Valberg

This month we start a new series looking at property in the four Alpes Maritimes valleys bordering the majestic Mercantour National Park. We begin with the Haut-Var/Cians valley and the village of Valberg.Read more …

19.04.2014 0

Travel: And another record-breaking year for the Côte d’Azur’s major airport

Five new destinations from Nice

The only way is up it seems for France's second busiest airport after Paris, as Nice Côte d'Azur reports another record breaking year in 2013 and offers five new destinations and 11 extra routes compared to what was available last summer.Read more …

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Monaco:Two world-renowned modern dance companies take centre stage

Kylian European premiere

Fans of modern dance are in for a treat this month as two world-renowned companies perform at the Monaco Dance Forum: Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet (from Geneva) and Kylian Productions performing a European premiere of this famous Czech choreographer's East Shadow commissioned for the Aichi Triennale 2013 in Japan on the theme of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.Read more …

18.04.2014 0

Lifestyle: Fashion shows, concerts and acrobats in Cannes

Shop til you drop

It hosts one of the most prestigious International film festivals in the world, but Cannes is more than just a travel destination for its film festival, it’s also famous for luxury shopping. The glamorous resort city is hosting its 11th edition of the Cannes Shopping Festival with an array of fashion events scheduled over four evenings. Spectacular fashion shows, elegant parties, red carpet events and more will be included this Easter holiday weekend. Read more …

18.04.2014 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: The Human Rights Court ruled that French police used excessive force

France ordered to compensate shooting victim’s family

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the French State to pay nearly 100,000 euros in damages to the family of a gypsy who was killed in 2008. Joseph Guerdner was shot dead in Draguignan in the Var by French police as he tried to escape custody after being interrogated for armed robbery.Read more …