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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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Overview of capital gains tax for non-residents in France

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 »

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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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May’s currency update

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.

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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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Non-residents can claim a refund of French social charges

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 »

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How drone videos assist the French property market

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 »

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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 »