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Life on the French Riviera

Life on the French Riviera

Schooling in English on the French Riviera

February 28, 2017 by Minnie

International school or school with an international section?  There are many options for schooling on the French Riviera, with a selection of international schools, bilingual schools, private French schools and… Read more…

Categories: Children, Language

How to become a Guide Dog puppy foster carer

February 24, 2017 by Minnie

Would you like to become a puppy foster carer for guide dogs? The Mediterranean School Guide Dogs for the Blind relies on foster homes to socialise their puppies in their… Read more…

Categories: Animals

Cannes MIPIM 2017

February 22, 2017 by Minnie

MIPIM is a huge profile event that takes place each March in Cannes, and this year will be taking place from 14 to 17 March. It is dedicated to the… Read more…

Categories: Events

The right to be forgotten: Important changes for home loan insurance

February 17, 2017 by Minnie

For many years cancer survivors have been penalised when taking out a home loan in France, for which insurance is mandatory. Access to insurance for a loan or mortgage has… Read more…

Categories: health, Money

Enrolling your kid at school for the 2017 rentrée

February 16, 2017 by Minnie

Kids in France can start at kindergarten school (maternelle) in September in the year they turn three, although it is not compulsory for your kids to attend school until the… Read more…

Categories: Children

An Energy-packed Carnival!

February 10, 2017 by Minnie

Nice’s annual carnival kicks off on Saturday 11 February and runs until Saturday 25 February. The theme this year is “The King of Energy” and despite additional security measures, which… Read more…

Categories: Events, Festivals

Changing banks

February 8, 2017 by Minnie

Did you know that since 6 February 2017, changing banks has never been easier?! If you are moving house or renegotiating a loan you may want to change your bank…. Read more…

Categories: Money

Citrussy fun!

January 25, 2017 by Minnie

Get ready for some citrussy fun with the 84th edition of Menton’s Lemon Festival! This year’s fresh and fruity lemon festival will have a Broadway theme, giving you the opportunity… Read more…

Categories: Events, Festivals

Canine Leishmaniasis

January 16, 2017 by Minnie

If you live here with your dog, perhaps you have heard of canine Leishmaniasis. If not, then you should be aware that this disease, which is present in all countries… Read more…

Categories: Animals, health

Quiz time! How well do you know the French Riviera?

January 13, 2017 by Minnie


Categories: Quiz