Summer sales have started

The season for cut-price shopping in the Var, Alpes Maritimes and Monaco has started. The Var followed the rest of France by launching its sales more than two weeks ago, but the Alpes Maritimes and the Principality of Monaco have only just caught up!Read more

Hi-tech new 50€ note unveiled

The European Central Bank has released information on the new 50€ banknote and its modern age security features, pledging that it will ‘make currency even safer’ and ‘underlines the Eurosystem’s commitment to cash as a trusted and efficient means of payment’. The note won’t be come into circulation until April next year, but eager cash lovers can get their hands on a pre-public release, but they’re have to set their minds to it… Read more

Airbnb to collect taxe de sejour

From the start of August, online rental service Airbnb will automatically collect the French taxe de sejour in Nice, Antibes and Cannes. The regional tourism committee for the Côte d’Azur has fought for some years for the ruling, which it says will bring more of an economically equilibrium between the French Riviera’s hotel industry and Airbnb.Read more

Riviera Business Club hosts cocktail networking event

The Riviera Business Club has extended a welcome to its Business Networking Cocktail Dinatoire event in Cannes this Thursday to both members and the public. Held at the trendy Quai 21 Business Centre, the night will be the perfect setting for guests to make new contacts and network in a warm and convivial atmosphere.Read more

A guide to French income and wealth tax

The time for French income tax returns has arrived! The closing date for paper-based declarations is 18th May 2016 and for online tax declarations, the date depends always on the department where your live :  Tuesday 24th May 2016 for residents living in the French departments 01 to 19, Tuesday 31st May 2016 for residents living in the French departments 20 to 49 and Tuesday 7th June 2016 for residents living in the French departments 50 to 974/976 and for non-residents whatever the country.Read more

MIPIM arrives in Cannes

Annual real estate trade show, MIPIM, began today in Cannes with the most influential international property players entering the Palais for the first of four days of networking, presentations and events. French Minister for Economy Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the fair, which will continue until Friday 18th March.Read more

Nice airport privatisation plans resume

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The French government is set to start privatising Nice Côte d'Azur and Lyon Saint-Exupery airports from next month. A call for bids was launched in autumn 2015 but the subsequent privatization process was delayed due to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) regional elections at the end of 2015.Read more

Tide has turned for superyacht industry

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The tide has turned but the industry must continue to innovate and educate to seduce new markets. This was a key message to come out of the Yacht Club de Monaco's 6th business symposium that was held at the end of January to take stock of what is happening in the yachting sector.Read more

Banking conference around a glass of wine

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The Banque Populaire’s international branch on the Côte d’Azur is holding a patrimonial conference in English for their foreign customers. Château Saint Julien d'Aille will host the event, which is centred around private banking, real estate and foreign currency investments.Read more

Power of wills

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Writing a will is a complex process regardless of which country and under which laws the testator chooses to follow. Deciding who gets what and when is often the easy part. Abiding by strict succession and inheritance laws is complicated enough, but throw in overseas legislation and foreign jurisdiction and you may find that what you thought was a signed and sealed deal is in fact quite the opposite.Read more