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Life on the French Riviera

Life on the French Riviera

How to get tickets for the Cannes Film Festival

April 19, 2017 by Minnie

The 2017 Festival is the 70th edition and as such should be more spectacular and glitzy than ever. This year’s festival takes place from 17 to 28 May, and will… Read more…

How to help homeless dogs and cats without adopting

April 14, 2017 by Minnie

Perhaps you live here and miss having a dog or cat but can’t take on a four-legged-friend right now due to a lack of space or frequent work-related travel. Did… Read more…

Categories: Animals, Things to do

French income tax declarations – when do you need to declare?

April 9, 2017 by Minnie

None of us can avoid it, but it’s that time of year again, time to file our French Income Tax Returns. Thankfully it is made much easier by being enabled… Read more…

Categories: French News, Money

How to make your own perfume in Grasse

April 7, 2017 by Minnie

For anyone looking to entertain visiting friends and family on a rare rainy day on the Côte d’Azur, why not head to one of the famous perfumeries in Grasse? All… Read more…

Categories: Things to do

Fête de l’Oranger in Bar-sur-Loup

April 5, 2017 by Minnie

Le Bar-sur-Loup, a village nestled in the hills between Grasse and Vence, is celebrating its annual Fête de l’Oranger on 17 April. The Fête de l’Oranger, an annual highlight, which… Read more…

Categories: Events, Festivals

School exam dates in France for 2017

April 3, 2017 by Minnie

If you have children in the French school system in France, then you may need to know the French exam dates for this year for the brevet, BAC and more…. Read more…

Categories: Children

Hay fevers and allergies in France – be prepared

March 30, 2017 by Minnie

However wonderful it is to feel the warmth of the sun and enjoy all the pleasures of la vie al fresco in this season, for many of us it brings… Read more…

Categories: health, Weather

Hélène Grimaud at the Printemps des Arts

March 29, 2017 by Minnie

The Monte Carlo Printemps des Arts festival is underway! It runs for four weeks but concentrates its dates on the ends of the weeks, and at weekends. It’s the final… Read more…

Categories: Events, Festivals

Better support for Women Victims of Domestic Violence

March 25, 2017 by Minnie

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