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What to do in France for the 15th of August?

The 15th of August is a bank holiday in France, celebrating the Assumption of Mary to heaven. On this occasion, many museums and shops will be closed. It does not means you will find yourself with nothing to do, have a look at all the activities organised and plan your day!

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What about Bordeaux?

Never heard of the lovely city of Bordeaux? While it’s true that it is best known because of its famous wine and vineyards -if not the most famous – in the whole wine industry.

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Jazz-à-Juan festival celebrates its 55th birthday!

Created in 1960, this year the “Jazz à Juan” festival celebrates its 55th birthday; for 9 days, jazz will be played and celebrated everywhere in Antibes and Juan-Les-Pins. From 10th to 19th July, come and enjoy the atmosphere and unique performances by famous jazz musicians! Read more »

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Tips for preparing for your summer holiday in France

Summer is here! Plane tickets, accommodation and taxi to the airport are booked, your bags are (just about) packed. But are you completely sure you’re ready to travel? Read more »

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The Monaco Grand Prix is coming!

The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race which takes place each year in the streets of Monaco, known as a dangerous place to race. It requires such a concentration to finish the circuit. This Formula One motor race is a mythical Grand Prix that each driver wants to win and it is the slowest and the hardest Formula One World Championship. It is very hard to win in Monaco as the smallest mistake in these streets can be fatal. Made of corners, followed by a tunnel, the circuit is very hard to end. Famous names such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher had succeeded. Read more »

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Brégançon fortress : the French presidential retreat

The very old Brégançon stone fort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, known as the french presidential retreat, is now open to the public. From now on, the gates will be opened from 14th May to 30th September without interruption. Read more »

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The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival

Each year in May, the Cannes International Film Festival takes place on the Cote d’Azur for the pleasure of cinema-lovers and celebrities. This year, the festival will run from the 13th to 24th of May. Read more »

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Greek Villa Kerylos in Cote d’Azur

This fabulous Greek villa was created by Theodore Reinach (1860-1928) and Emmanuel Pontremoli (1865-1956). T. Reinach had a double doctorate in law and arts in Frankfurt. Devoted to Ancient Greece, he also was an archaeologist, a papyrologist, a numismatist and a musicologist. E. Pontremoli was an architect. His goal was not to imitate but reinventing Greece.

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The tattooed luxury villa by Jean Cocteau (Cote d’Azur)

In 1950, the artist and poet, Jean Cocteau, discovered the Santo Sospir luxury villa, one of her friend’s holiday home in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. During 6 months, he was drawing on all walls. These frescoes create a surprising and personal work of art, inspired by the Mediterranean Sea. Read more »

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Ephrussi de Rothschild luxury villa in Cote d’Azur

If you are planning a trip to Nice the Beautiful this summer, you must visit the Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa. Opened everyday all year round, this beautiful villa is worth the detour. Located right between Nice and Monaco, the villa enjoys a perfect location alongside the French Riviera coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Read more »