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Life on the French Riviera

Life on the French Riviera

Better support for Women Victims of Domestic Violence

March 25, 2017 by Minnie

It is great to know an attempt is being made to help women in France who are victims of domestic violence. A new guidance and framework for access to social… Read more…

Categories: French News, health

Montessori Schools on the French Riviera

March 22, 2017 by Minnie

There are a number of Montessori schools on the Cote d’Azur, and quite a few of these are bilingual or English-speaking. Schools affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) follow… Read more…

Categories: Children, Language

How to finance your driving test with training hours

March 16, 2017 by Minnie

It’s a well-known fact that getting your driving licence in France can prove to be very expensive. However, since 15 March you can now finance your category B driving licence… Read more…

Categories: French News

An end to visa-free travel for Americans?

March 6, 2017 by Minnie

The European Parliament voted on Thursday 2nd March to pass a resolution to end visa-free travel for Americans coming to the EU. This resolution aims to ensure visa reciprocity between… Read more…

Categories: French News, Tourism, Travel

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