Finding life again in the south of France

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On Boxing Day 2004, the world was rocked by one of the worst natural disasters in recent decades. A giant tsunami, triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean, hit south Asia and within a few hours 230,000 people were dead. 2012 marks eight years since the unimaginable disaster, but the pain suffered by those who lost friends and family remains. Billi Cramer and Michael Schäffer are two survivors who lost everything - and fought back to regain their lives.Read more

Recreating Africa in Monaco

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Philippe Paschkes invites you to travel with him on a magical voyage that is both surreal and real. Your destination… Africa. Since the age of 16, Philippe, who was born in Beaulieu sur Mer, has worked in the field of fashion. This exhibition - and book - was created from the dissonance Philippe felt during his frequent professional trips to Africa, between the luxury he was welcomed with and the poverty he saw on the outside.Read more

Flagrances – exhibition & performances

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Franck Olivas returns to the MUSEAAV on Place Garibaldi in Nice, two years after his first appearance when he immersed the audience in total darkness to attain stunning photography and dance.Read more

Curtain up at the former Antibes courthouse

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The new Théâtre le Tribunal in Place Amiral Barnaud was inaugurated with much pomp and ceremony on the 15th of September. Bunting decorated the podium set up in front of the theatre, and loud music blared from speakers as the Mayor made a gushing speech without actually saying anything at all.Read more

Life support

Dear Andy,
We have just moved to France from the UK and find the school system here complicated to say the least! Can you shed some light on how to register our son for kindergarten and how it all works?
Searching for Schools, PegomaRead more

Hidden gems in Loup valley

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Our journey following the Loup's descent to the sea now takes us south through the Upper Loup valley, past the gorges to the medieval village of Le Bar sur Loup, known, thanks to the cultivation of the bigaradier orange, as the Cité des Orangers.Read more

Nice ballet back on top

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Nice ballet's new artistic director loves classical ballet. Not that Eric Vu-An, judging by the opening trilogy in October, is averse to modern dance but because he believes the basis of a good ensemble lies in classical music. With this in mind, Vu-An has shaped his troupes.Read more

Galloping over hurdles

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The beautiful village of Gassin in the Var is well on its way to becoming the continental polo capital, thanks to one woman - Corinne Schuler, who started the successful club 14 years ago. The German doctor is brisk and cheerful as she explains how her now renowned business germinated from a hobby: "It was unplanned and originally intended just for fun." In this interview, the businesswoman sheds light on her achievement, saying, "my secret is simple: do more and work harder than the others." Admitting that her biggest mistake is impatience, it’s clear that this very trait is the key to her success.Read more

Voiles de Saint Tropez

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This event will see some of the world's most exclusive boats descend on Saint Tropez from 29th September!Read more

Investing in art

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Stock market volatilities and sovereign debts are driving investors towards hard assets, and art is becoming an increasingly popular way to strengthen a traditional investment portfolio. Collecting art is now a recognised investment strategy and fine art is a genuine alternative asset class with a proven track record.Read more

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