Nice suffer set back at Sochaux

All this week's sporting action from the teams on the Côte d'Azur.Read more

Jenson Button in Monaco triathlon this weekend

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Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button, Bruno Senna, Lucas Di Grassi, and Alexander Wurz will all compete this Sunday in the TriStar111 Monaco. The triathlon which consists of a 1km swim, 100km cycle and 10km run is a popular pastime for Formula 1 drivers on their free weekend. The racing superstars will mingle with the 660 individual competitors and the 40 relay teams in a fun filled day in the Principality.Read more

Atletico stun Inter in Super Cup final

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Stade Louis II provides perfect hunting grounds for the red and whites. Read more

Monaco struggling to get out of the blocks

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Monaco are still without a win this season, but things have picked up for Marseille. Read more

Zero-interest loans for first time buyers?

The French government recently announced plans to replace the current zero-interest mortgage scheme (prêt à taux zéro) for home buyers who had previously been tenants for at least two years, and the tax rebate scheme (credit-impôt) for other buyers on part of the loan interest they pay, by a new interest-free loan (prêt à taux zéro renforcé). Existing loans taken out by home buyers will not be affected.Read more

Anyone for tennis?

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Having seen more counts than Monte Cristo, the ASCoT International Tennis Tournament is truly an exclusive invite.Read more

Toulon suffer opening day set back

This week is the first week of the Riviera Times’ new sports round up. Each week we’ll follow the fortunes of the Riviera’s teams throughout the season.Read more

A great deal more to play with

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French telecom giant Orange has joined SFR and Bouygues in offering a "quadruple play" package.Read more

Toulon ready for the new season

The French rugby season kicks off this weekend, with league runners up Toulon taking on Bayonne at home.Read more

Planning permission news

While our August issue of The Riviera Times will look at the pros and cons of having a house built for you it is worth remembering that the Alpes-Maritimes and Var départements between them account for one third of all the new real estate constructions and extensions in France which don’t comply with the regulations and are therefore illegal.Read more