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Hotels across the Riviera recognised in Prix Villégiature awards

The prestigious Prix Villégiature hotel awards have named the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc as the best resort in Europe. There were also recognitions for six further hotels along the coast including the famous Negresco in Nice, which was nominated as having one of Europe’s best hotel bars.Read more …

Millionaire villas illegally constructed in Cannes

A prominent developer faces jail and a hefty fine for building multi-million euro villas in Cannes without planning permission. René Rinaldi foolishly believed that his properties in the prestigious area of La Californie would be granted permits after their completion. Read more …

France plans tough binge drinking law

The characteristically Anglo-Saxon habit of binge drinking has been adopted across the Channel at an alarming rate in recent years, a trend which French authorities are anxious to eliminate, especially amongst young people. As part of sweeping new health reforms, the French government says it will put those who encourage excessive drinking behind bars. Read more …