Mimosa Coffee morning

To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, local cancer charity, Mimosa Matters, is working to make the traditional 'Coffee Morning' big in the Côte d'Azur! They have a section on their website to get you set up with flyers and tips so that you can set-up your own gathering with friends, neighbours or co-workers.Read more

Carnival and winter festivals in the French Riviera

It's Carnival time! And with it come some of the best and most beautiful celebrations of winter bounty, from the citrus fruits in Menton to the cheery Mimosa flowers painting the hills bright yellow to the tasty violets up in Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Here is our round-up of February Festivals.Read more

Happy New Year from the editor

New Year 2020Happy 2020 everyone! It’s not only a new year, but it’s also a new decade. And what a decade we leave behind! There have been so many changes and even disasters, it’s hard to keep up - this past year alone has been a whirlwind, especially politically. From the Gilets Jaunes to the ongoing Brexit saga, snap elections, the impeachment of the US President, a ‘soft’ coup in Brazil, and narrowly escaping a trade war...there was a lot of turmoil in 2019. 

But now we head into a new decade and our first issue of 2020 is out now. Here's a wrap-up of what you'll find inside...Read more

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Côte d'Azur 2019

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is the preferred holiday of the year. When living abroad, the arrival of cool days and changing leaves bring out the nostalgia for pumpkin flavoured treats and a longing for feasting around a table with lots of friends and a giant roasted turkey. It’s a holiday that is ingrained in the American psyche and for this reason, wherever American ex-pats dwell, there is bound to be a Thanksgiving celebration.Read more

Shirley Thompson to cross the Atlantic solo

Shirley ThompsonShirley Thompson is doing it again! At the end of November, she will embark on a sole mission to row across the Atlantic Ocean - the only Irish woman to ever attempt it and the oldest woman to attempt it alone. You may remember our article about Shirl’s Atlantic Row in 2018, about her rowing across the Atlantic for her 60th birthday. She had said that her motivation for the trip was to: “prove to myself and others that someone ordinary can do something extraordinary.” And that she definitely did.Read more

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival Each year, from 10 to 15 September, the Cannes Yachting Festival offers a unique experience to visitors and owners showing boats in the Bay of Cannes. Just off the Croisette to the east and Old Town to the west, the festival takes place in the city’s two ports: Port Canto and the Vieux Port. Near Cannes’ old town and the Palais des Festivals, the yachting. Read more

First annual Port Challenge in the Baie de Gou Jouan

Vieux Port Golf Juan. Photo Nicole RuskellFrom 7 - 8 September, the first edition of the Challenge des ports de la Baie de Gou Jouan will welcome local boaters from the six ports around the Bay, with a weekend of boating regattas, fishing competitions and family activities.

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Greta Thunberg sails to New York with Pierre Casiraghi

Eget arbete https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Greta_Thunberg_01.jpgThe Swedish teenager known for calling out the leaders of the world for their complete lack of action on climate change has just teamed up with Monaco’s favourite blueblood, Pierre Casiraghi. Together with her father and Nathan Grossman, they have set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in a solar-powered sailboat, heading to the UN World Climate Summit in September.Read more

Cannes Festival de l’Art Russe

Festival de l'Art RusseCannes is the home of many festivals through the year, this time around Cannes will welcome the Festival de l’Art Russe from the 23rd to the 27th of August. For this 2019 edition of the Festival de l’Art Russe, Cannes will welcome a wide range of different artists in an eclectic program that perfectly depicts the evolution of art and craft in Russia.Read more

Nice welcomes WWF Blue Panda sailboat

WWF France Blue Panda SailboatNice Côte d’Azur and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) France are joining together to collaborate against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean. Today, 13 August, Nice’s local authorities signed a Charter of Commitment, when “Blue Panda,” the WWF ambassador sailboat will anchor in Nice until the 16th of August.Read more

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