With 300 days of sunshine a year, the French Riviera lifestyle is all about outdoor living. Whether you have hectares of space or a small, urban terrace, even a few simple touches can drastically improve the quality of a garden – and the value of your home.
On Saturday 31st March, teams from around the world will participate in the eighth Saint Devote Rugby Tournament at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. Organised by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in collaboration with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in order to celebrate rugby and its different approaches, the day promises to be particularly intense.
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Since 1st January 2018, the ISF (Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune) has been replaced by the new annual real estate wealth tax, known as IFI (Impôt sur la Fortune Immobilière), which is a tax on immovable property whose taxable base is limited to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