Business person of the year awards

The Riviera Business Club has announced the revival of the Business Person of the Year award, recognising the hard work and dedication within the local community. Proudly sponsored by The Riviera Times, the awards will have two categories: Business Person of the Year and Start Up of the Year. Successful applicants could be in with a chance to win a cash prize and a trophy, as well as recognition among people in the business sector and publicity in local and national media.Read more

Property Series: Ramatuelle

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Flints found on Cap Taillat in the commune of Ramatuelle confirm the presence of Palaeolithic man around 30,000 BC. Had real estate agents been around in those distant times, they would probably have been ancestors of the Barrancos. Nicolas runs Saint Tropez Immobilier with his father Joseph, who has been selling property on the peninsula for over 30 years.Read more

Five years to make it or lose it

The French government is considering putting a cap on the popular auto entrepreneur scheme.Read more

Property series: Domaine des Hauts de Vaugrenier

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The Domaine des Hauts de Vaugrenier is a high-end residential domain of circa 1,400 residences - villas and apartments - situated above the old village of Villeneuve-Loubet north of the A8 motorway.Read more

No CFE tax for auto entrepreneurs

The government has announced that auto entrepreneurs will be exempt from paying the cotisation foncière des entreprises (CFE) business tax for 2012.Read more

Take a trip to Genoa!

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What does famous Spanish artist Joan Miró have to do with the Genoa Aquarium? Well, until 7th April, guests at the famous marine hub will also get the chance to visit the Palazzo Ducale in Genova for the 'Miró! Poetry and light' exhibition.Read more

Life support: A time to give

Dear Andy, It used to be easy for me to 'give back' over the holidays in Canada, but here in France I don't even know where to start! Have you got any suggestions? Charitable in CannesRead more

Life Support: Pregnancy in France

Dear Andy,
Help! I just found out that I am pregnant… and living in France!!! What do I do?
Expecting in MentonRead more

Protecting your trusts

QROPS and trusts are well organised from a British perspective, but one must also worry about the taxation rules applicable in the country of residence: in our case France.Read more

The life of currencies

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The euro has lost its strength this year against many other currencies. Why? What makes the value of currencies move?Read more