A woman of the world

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Ana Tzarev is the perfect example of a self-made woman. Growing up in a war torn Croatia, she developed an appreciation for the pure, untouched beauty of flowers she collected from the fields as a young girl. Her journey from Europe took her first to New Zealand, where she would live for many years with her husband, and later to the plains of Australia, African villages, and to the busy cities of central Asia, a part of the world in which Tzarev still spends much of her time. Now, having lived and worked in almost every corner of the world, Ana Tzarev is hosting a unique exhibition at her studio in Monaco.Read more

Eye on film: September cinema

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Every month, The Riviera Times brings you the latest movies hitting the big screen in France, to be featured in original version. Here's what you can enjoy with your popcorn this September...Read more

Elegance al fresco

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This is exactly what the Principality of Seborga has been missing - a refined restaurant with superb views from one principality to another, high above the coastline of the Italian Riviera. What Marcellino's represents is not only a place for quality dining, but also a meeting spot for residents and visitors of the picturesque principato in the mountains above the town of Bordighera.Read more

The Rose and Plant Festival

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From 10th to 12th May, the opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild will host the esteemed 'Rose and Plant Festival' in the enchanting setting of its famous gardens. For the fourth year running, the chic and colourful rendezvous will draw visitors to one of Cap Ferrat’s most prized architectural wonders.Read more

The Violins of Hope

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The ‘Violins of Hope’ concert is coming to Monaco. An exceptional evening, featuring master violinist Schlomo Mintz, the event will see violins that survived the holocaust, with or without their owners, played once again. These instruments that echo a horrific tragedy, also symbolise glimpses the bravery that mingled with the terror, during one of the greatest human tragedies of our history.Read more

A clash between old and new

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The latest creative invention of international talent Jean-Christophe Maillot will be performed by the Monte Carlo Ballet Company from 25th to 28th April. Choré will see the renowned dance company take on a boundary-pushing piece, exploring both abstract themes and age-old questions of the dancing world in five spectacular sections.Read more

Property series: Gassin

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The commune of Gassin, with a population of circa 3,000 - 400 of whom live in the old village, is an ancient Celto-Ligurian oppidum. Perched on a rocky promontory 160 metres above sea level and less than four kilometres from the coast, the village overlooks a landscape of vineyards, woodland, and the Gulf of Saint Tropez. From the medieval terrace of the ramparts, you take in views from the Hyères islands to the snowy alpine peaks via the Massif des Maures. It is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.Read more

Mesmerising dance and abstract art

While symphonies by legendary composers Rachmaninov, Mahler and Drillot will be providing an enchanting musical backdrop, choreographers Oscar Araiz and Lucinda Childs have prepared a dance spectacle like no other this April.Read more

Musical exhibition at the Palais Lascaris

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Assembled by accomplished harpist Gisele Tissier, the new collection at the historic Palais Lascaris in Old Nice includes a variety of ornate harps, dating from the 17th to the 19th century. The harps contribute to a total of 66 old musical heirlooms, each bearing witness to the centuries of musical culture that have passed through the city's distinguished venues. Many of the ancient artefacts have even been played in concerts throughout the ages.Read more

Marseille entertains the masses

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Whether you’re a film fanatic or theatre-lover, a foodie or an art enthusiast, 'culture' in every sense of the word will be on your doorstep this year. After winning a long-fought battle to become the Capital of Culture 2013, Marseille Provence is freeing its heritage from the fetters of private galleries and museums and displaying it on the streets for all to enjoy.Read more