On Saturday 24th March, the Monegasque sovereign family officially launched the ‘party season’ in the principality with the historic Bal de la Rose at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. With the theme of Manhattan brought to life by Karl Lagerfeld, who in turn took inspiration from cartoon Sempé, 900 privileged guests were treated to a spectacular evening of dancing, gourmet arts and charity.
Since 1st January 2018, the ISF (Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune) has been replaced by the new annual real estate wealth tax, known as IFI (Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière), which is a tax on immovable property whose taxable base is limited to non-business related real estate assets.
Villa Eilenroc appears like an apparition straight from a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel as you take the Sentier Littoral from Plage de la Garoupe to the Baie des Milliardaires. Built over 150 years ago as a luxurious winter retreat, the property is now owned and protected by the Ville d’Antibes.
The first ever fun run for kids, organised by Mimosa Matters, will take place on 15th April 2018 at the Stade des Bouillides in Valbonne. Ebica International School is proudly sponsoring this event, which has been specifically organised for children between the ages of five and 15 to help in the fight against childhood cancer in the Alpes-Maritimes.
France's number one in professional golf, Alexander Lévy, has become the new Ambassador of Riviera Golf de Barbossi in Mandelieu. Director of the golf course Sébastien Sergent says he is very happy to have found such a successful and likeable professional golf player to be a representative. With his help, the club hopes to expand its renown and embark on a new training period for the next generation of golfers. Lévy believes it is deeply needed, not only at Barbossi, but across all golf clubs in France.
Intended to modernise the collection of the income tax without changing the rules of calculation, the planned withholding tax system in France (prélèvement à la source de l'impôt sur le revenue) will be effective on 1st January 2019 instead of 1st January 2018 as initially expected
Prince Albert is turning 60? That cannot be! And yet, on 14th March 1958, Princess Grazia Patrizia – formerly known as American actress Grace Kelly – gave birth to her second child in the Palais Princier. The future sovereign, Hereditary Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Marquis de Baux, was born! He had an elder sister (by little over a year) in Princess Caroline, but to this day, the Monegasque constitution provides that a boy is first in line.
The winter months were almost as busy as those of summer for Cannes’ shoreline as 80,000 cubic metres of sand were transported onto the already artificial beach. Since the 1960s, when the first major widening operation took place, not much has been done to maintain the 1.4 kilometre-long plage.