Recent Articles

  • French Employment Law: Know your rights before you sign

    Image by CQF-avocat from Pixabay: Our expert lawyer gives good information on contractual labour laws and what rights you have as a foreign worker. 

  • Winter Festivals of the Côte d'Azur

    Menton Fete du Citron C. Ville de MentonJanuary and February, right in the depths of winter, can be the dreariest of months. Throughout northern Europe, a deep chill has set-in, people stay indoors to hide from the cold and sunshine is but daydream for many. Fortunately for us, the French Riviera offers a more temperate climate and bright sunshine almost every day. Not only can we still enjoy the outdoors, but thanks to our microclimate, the region comes alive with vibrant yellow mimosas, citrus fruits galore and little violets for all sorts of delicacies.

  • SIAM Monaco Car Show 2019

    Luxury cars from various manufacturers as well as environmentally friendly alternatives will be on display at SIAM in Monaco. Photo: DRFor the third year in a row, the International Car Show of Monaco (SIAM), will take place from 28 February to 3 March, on Quai Albert Ier. The prestigious car show will be displaying some of the best and rarest high-class cars, from the ultimate luxury cars to the fastest race cars. 

  • Train strikes in Italy

    With the February holidays upon us, many are set to depart this weekend for destinations both near and far. For those planning an 'easy' trip to Italy, there may be a need to reorganise your departure. A national train strike is scheduled for 8 - 9 February. Here we look at the details because the strike does not concern all trains. Either way, it's confusing. 

  • Parenting in the Digital Age

    (C) Metamorworks 1101189260 / Shutterstock.comTechnology is wonderful, but today’s parents never faced growing up with their lives posted permanently to the World Wide Web. Schools are now teaching parents about the web and why it is important to be vigilant. An article from our magazine.

  • 8th annual Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk

    In partnership with the Monegasque Athletics Federation (F.M.A.), the 8th annual Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk, part of the Monaco Run, will be held on Sunday 17 February 2019. The event is aimed at supporting prevention and increasing awareness of breast cancer.

  • British Embassy hosts Brexit meeting in Cannes

    Brexit Referendum By George Hodan has British expats in a state of limbo. With no amicable deal on the horizon and France going ahead with their ‘no deal’ back-up plan, there are so many questions that have yet to be answered. 

    The British Embassy in Paris is organising a series of regional information meetings across France. For the Côte d'Azur, the British Embassy Citizens Outreach in Cannes will be holding one of these informational meetings on 31 January. Another meeting will be held in Monaco on 19 February. 

  • Mimosa Coffee Morning

    Raise a cup for a good cause! Mimosa Matters is starting the new year off with a great goal: to host the largest Coffee Morning in the South of France. But they need our help to do it.