Know your schools

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One of the most important decisions a parent will make is choosing an education institution for their child. Thankfully, there are excellent international schools in the region, some long established while others are quite new to the scene, and each offers something unique. As part of our School Special this month, The Riviera Times gives an overview of the most respected in PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur).Read more

Recipe January 2012

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Rabbit with Sanguin Mushrooms and a Mille Feuille of Pumpkin and PotatoRead more

Recipe December 2011

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Porcini crusted beef with a red wine jus, honey glazed root vegetables, crispy sprouts with roasted chestnuts and sautéed truffle potatoesRead more

Laws toughen for rentals

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As The Riviera Times went to press at the end of 2011 for the January 2012 edition, the French Senate were still considering the proposals for reinforcing consumer protection in the housing market drawn up by Frédéric Lefebvre, the junior minister concerned. The proposals had already received a majority vote in favour in October by the French National Assembly. After the Senate, the proposals, which are likely to contain some amendments, go back to the National Assembly for a final vote, following the usual parliamentary law-making process.Read more

Food trends for 2012

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There are certain gastronomic practices that are predicted to make it big in 2012, those made famous by award winning chefs throughout the globe over the past months. Here's what to look out for on this year's more inventive menus.Read more

Buying in Beaulieu

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Next stop on our seaside journey towards Italy is Beaulieu-sur-Mer, with its beautiful Belle Epoque buildings. The property market divides into four sectors: firstly the centre-ville; then, to the east and on the other side of the port is La Petite Afrique where you will find waterside villas at eye-watering prices; the Casino sector of town is third and home to one of the finest Belle Epoque buildings in the area - Le Bristol; and finally you'll need a lucky streak at the former if you are to afford a villa in the residential area known as Edouard VII, named after the eponymous boulevard running north to the Moyenne Corniche.Read more

Earthquake recorded in Liguria

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Liguria in the Italian Riviera.Read more

Pomegranate power

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In recent years, pomegranate has become the hot new flavour for cocktails and mixed drinks. But for centuries, it has held legendary status as a 'super fruit'. The ancient Egyptians even buried their dead with pomegranates because they believed it offered eternal life. Nowadays, research shows that the unusual fruit is full of antioxidants, loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium, and helps in the fight against certain cancers.Read more

Tasty treats on the slopes

Bring back potatoes

Potatoes fell out of fashion during the low-carb diet boom a few years ago, which is too bad considering potatoes are high in vitamins B and C, potassium and fibre, as well as complex carbohydrates.Read more

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