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  • A festival of stories: Le Temps des Contes

    Discover fairy tales for the young and old between 25th and 30th July as 12 storytellers and musicians enchant their audiences in the perfumed settings of the Pays de Grasse. From Pégomas to Séranon, Spéracèdes, Mouans-Sartoux, Saint Cézaire sur Siagne and Grasse itself, reading sessions based on the theme ‘À la source’. Libraries and theatres in the municipalities will also host events.

  • A little Picasso, anyone?

    From Chagall and Botero to up-and-coming artists, this gallery tucked away in the principality quickens the pulse of every art collector.

  • Monaco’s international fireworks competition

    This coming Saturday 22nd July, the Port of Monaco will see the sparks of one of the finest firework celebrations in Europe alongside a free concert commemorating the best of rock.

  • Water worries on French Riviera beaches

    Nearly 2,000 beaches across France have been tested for water quality by the French Ministry of Health. Out of the 149 beaches registered in the Alpes Maritimes, 136 ranked very highly, but there are some that haven’t made the cut.

  • Macron to reform unpopular housing tax for 2018

    Last week, the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance announced the official absolution of the housing tax, the taxe d’habitation, for 80% of the country –  one of President Macron’s widely promoted commitment during his presidential campaign. On 17th July, Macron held the first national Conference of the Territories (Conférence Nationale des Territoires) at the Senate, bringing together the French Prime minister, Edouard Philippe, along with town hall representatives to discuss, amongst other topics, the new tax policy and its implementation.

  • Tour de France 2017: Marseille on the route

    On 22nd July, for the first time, Marseille will host a 22.5km-long individual time trial for the most prestigious cycling race in the world: the Tour de France.

  • Georges Braque & Henri Laurens at the Musée Annonciade

    The summer exhibition at Saint Tropez’s Musée Annonciade celebrates the works and lives of two the 20th century’s greatest French artists: Georges Braque (1882-1963) and Henri Laurens (1885-1954).

  • Tinder hot beaches

    Single (or otherwise) and looking for love or a hangout on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur? Well, you’ve definitely picked one of the best locations in France according to dating app Tinder, which has ranked the country’s coastline to determine the hottest beaches for making a match. Corsica might lead the pack, but Antibes, Hyères, Cannes and Nice aren’t far behind…