Winners and losers in Capital of Culture

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Splendour and misery have been close neighbours in Marseille for 2,600 years. And last year, when the Phoenician city was the European Capital of Culture, was no exception.Read more

Eastern spirit in western watercolours

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Davide Benati is unmistakable. The distinctive mark of the painter from Reggio Emilia is his large watercolours. The Riviera Times spoke to the artist about his history and exclusive work with the Marlborough Gallery in Monaco.Read more

New Francis Bacon art foundation

A new private, non-profit organisation dedicated to Irish born, British artist Francis Bacon has been established in Monaco and is due to open in autumn of 2014.Read more

Biot attracts key opera star

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"Small is beautiful" … this has always been and always will be the motto of the Heures Musicales, which every year attracts national and international artists to the tiny church of Biot in the hinterland of Antibes.Read more

Design meets art

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The idea is both original and promising: one outstanding, widely-celebrated jewellery designer discovers a new path in his career. He combines his talent for design with the vision of artists, collaborating with them to produce a fusion of two creative processes in one extraordinary piece of jewellery.Read more

Life support: financial household

Dear Andy,
One of my New Year's resolutions is to sort out my finances. Indeed, over the past few months with Christmas and paying my taxes I have found myself in a bit of a hole. Do you have any advice?
Frugal in FrejusRead more

Where life is art and art is life

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Ben has done it again: he has taken the Marlborough Gallery by storm. From the moment you walk in you can see and feel him in every nook and cranny.
The walls are adorned with his iconic 'word-pictures', the floor covered with a big carpet on which you would have to dance the tango, if you did what is written on it.Read more

A woman of the world

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Ana Tzarev is the perfect example of a self-made woman. Growing up in a war torn Croatia, she developed an appreciation for the pure, untouched beauty of flowers she collected from the fields as a young girl. Her journey from Europe took her first to New Zealand, where she would live for many years with her husband, and later to the plains of Australia, African villages, and to the busy cities of central Asia, a part of the world in which Tzarev still spends much of her time. Now, having lived and worked in almost every corner of the world, Ana Tzarev is hosting a unique exhibition at her studio in Monaco.Read more

Eye on film: September cinema

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Every month, The Riviera Times brings you the latest movies hitting the big screen in France, to be featured in original version. Here's what you can enjoy with your popcorn this September...Read more

Elegance al fresco

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This is exactly what the Principality of Seborga has been missing - a refined restaurant with superb views from one principality to another, high above the coastline of the Italian Riviera. What Marcellino's represents is not only a place for quality dining, but also a meeting spot for residents and visitors of the picturesque principato in the mountains above the town of Bordighera.Read more

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