Wanna make a bet? If I say one word I can guarantee that hundreds of clichéd images will instantly cloud your head. (more…)
Numerous wine lovers purchase vineyards in France, including wine professionals who want to expand, middle age people who want to start a new business, and those looking for either an investment project or a new lifestyle. Now the question is: where to invest? The answer depends on your project and budget. France has plenty to offer with different ...
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! (more…)
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Since reforms taken by the French government in 2012 in regards to capital gains tax, France has been seen by international property investors as being not tax friendly in comparison with the UK. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Since the euro’s rebound in mid-March it has been looking reasonably chipper. In April it was in the leading group of major currencies, strengthening by five eighths of a cent against sterling and the Australian dollar and taking four and a quarter cents off the back marker, the US dollar.
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 »
Since 2012, many non-French residents selling or letting their French properties had to pay French social charges (15.5%) in addition to their capital gains or income taxes. This tax addition was highly criticised by the non-French residents as being discriminatory. A risk of double taxation was created on tax payers residing in a EU Member State. Read more »
When the drone’s technology and the French property market connect, it gives a real good result allowing to virtually visit a beautiful villa without getting up off the sofa. Read more »
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 »
There have been few figures who have aroused such intense and lasting reactions as those of the Iron Lady; everyone has an opinion of her. Depending on one’s view of her, words used to describe may vary wildly and can be completely contradictory: cold, hard, beautiful, hideous, record-breaking, unsightly, long serving and suffering, a dominating figure, globally recognisable, radical, indomitable, stubborn, a game-changer iconic, a landscape changer, unique, symbolic. I am, of course, talking about the Gallic Iron Lady, the Eiffel Tower, or as she is sometimes known colloquially the Dame de Fer.
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