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caught in a trap | riviera insider
one thing is sure about the summer: along with the heat will come the sting of mosquitoes. particularly dangerous – and annoying – are the tiger variety, a tropical beast that has infiltrated the french riviera and much of europe. but fear not! two entrepreneurs from aix-en-provence have developed a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly solution that can be deployed at home as well as in public spaces. a square, waist-high black box that could be a piece of garden furniture: that’s the smart bam device that recently won two awards at the international computer electronics show (ces) in las vegas. created by young entrepreneurs simon lillamand and pierre bellagambi, who proudly presented their product to the global, hi-tech audience and trade under the name qista, the machine could help eradicate tiger mosquitos on the côte d’azur.it all began in saint-rémy de provence in 2012 when lillamand and bellagambi read a scientific report about the damning effects an insecticide in the camargue had had on not only the targeted mosquitoes, but also a whole range of other species. from dragonflies to bats and swallows, nature was slipping into a grave imbalance.both 28 years old at the time and trained engineers, the two men were specialising in completely separate fields. they decided to join forces and set to work developing a prototype that would address the legitimate concerns about mosquitoes without the use of pesticides.by imitating human prey with the help of exhaled ca...
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the monaco grand prix | riviera insider
racing in the principality dates back the reign of prince louis ii, who authorised an event in 1929. the current track harks back to 1950 and, since 1955, monaco has been a regular and ever-popular fixture on the fia calendar. there have been barely any alterations to the course in almost 70 years.a unique entity, renowned for its glamour and luxury status, the circuit is the only one in the sport to evade stringent regulations, both of safety and length. while all other courses must be at least 305 kilometres in length, monaco is just 260.it also offers the rarest of spectating occasions. as drivers hit the loews corner, which is overlooked by the lucky few viewing from the roofs of the fairmont monte carlo or the hotel’s northwest-facing rooms, their speed is slowed enough to allow fans to stare directly into the eyes of their idols. it is something that does not happen often, particularly when average speeds can reach 370 kilometres an hour.british drivers have traditionally performed very well in monaco and several can count themselves among the most successful in its history. lewis hamilton, who drives for mercedes, and retired david coulthard have both won twice in the principality; stirling moss and jackie stewart took the title three times; and graham hill – nicknamed mr. monaco for his numerous successes during the 1960s – won an impressive five times. for the ultimate monaco champion, however, we would have to name brazilian ayrton senna, who triumphed a total...
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live language | riviera insider
'action-oriented' is the magic phrase at cefoliac, which is run by stefanie brandt and simona ruggia. the german and italian women, who got to know each other during their phd studies at the university of nice, know from personal learning experiences how to teach a foreign language in the most appealing way: by immersing students completely in language and culture, preferably with fun-filled activities such as sailing, a cooking class or a visit to a market or museum. excursions are, therefore, an integral part of the programme for this language centre in beaulieu-sur-mer.“when you are active instead of just looking at a book, you learn best!” explains stefanie when we talk of the duo’s ‘active’ approach. initially specialised in teaching french as a foreign language, the two founders extended the language centre’s offer in 2011 to include other languages: english, german, spanish, italian and russian.today, cefoliac is based on three pillars: private language courses for adults; classes for businesses and corporations; and children’s classes. the latter are referred to as stages pédagogiques and the french teachers are most often from abroad, but trained locally. regardless of which path a student follows, the teaching approach at cefoliac always remains the same!“we value quality, not quantity,” she emphasises. “the theory must be there too!”language coursesprivate language courses in small groups are offered year-round in eze, saint jean cap ferra...
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old town charm: le cannet serves up an ode to the culinary gods
according to cannes’ tripadvisor, the city has some 660 restaurants, which can sometimes make the challenge of deciding where to eat somewhat difficult. the solution? the old town of le cannet, a picturesque and secret suburb five minutes from cannes. it’s a hidden gourmet gem.we decided to dine at the bistrot saint sauveur, no. 1 out of le cannet’s 54 restaurants, according to tripadvisor at least. the restaurant is exactly what it says it is: a bistro oozing charm and class, and above all, seriousness. two waiters clad in suits welcomed us into the small but comfortable restaurant. lined with long ceiling height curtains, the décor, while very nice, felt as if it were chosen by the late hugh heffner, but then again, i never have been one for fancy things…you know it's a good restaurant when they frivolously give away freshly sliced parma ham. all the diners are lavished with the stuff, sliced onsite by a rustic slicing machine that is bizarrely plopped amongst the many tables. we were eating this ham long before we even opened the menus, but that’s not to say we were served the meat quickly. rather, we just had to wait some time before the waiter realised we would need a menu so as to order our food. this considerable wait for the menus was the only downside to an otherwise exceptional evening.we went for the €36 formule, which consisted of three courses from the perfectly crafted menu. each dish was an ode to the culinary gods; a tribute to french cuisine mix...
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virtual reality: transforming the real estate experience
at the start of the year, real estate giant coldwell banker released the findings of a us poll. 77% of participants stated they would prefer to take a virtual reality tour of a property before viewing it in person. in the luxury sector, where transactions are often done on a global scale, vr is becoming an attractive tool for buyers and agents alike.virtual reality uses a computer-generated scenario to create a life-like experience for the user, who can explore the artificial world the scenario presents and even interact with certain items. for real estate, vr can build up a realistic picture of the interior and exterior of a property that a potential buyer can move around it and discover for themselves. advocates say it is almost as convincing as the real thing. as the coldwell banker study interviewed american nationals rather than french or european, it would be easy to argue that the results would be different in france or even monaco – countries that are only now embracing geoanalysis tools like cityscan for an improved real estate experience. however, the overwhelming support for vr revealed in the 2018 survey conducted by harris poll in the us is impressive. nearly four out of five respondents said they would appreciate being able to take a vr tour of a property before a physical visit; 68% would like to use the technology to see what their furniture would look like in a prospective home; and 62% said they would be more likely to choose an agent who offered vr tours...
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expat focus: lin wolff | riviera insider
riviera insider meets lin wolff, the owner of the english book centre in valbonne.what first brought you to the french riviera?my family and i lived in england for over 20 years and i became fed-up with the weather in the very wet winter of 2000. we had good friends here and this suddenly became our ‘next great adventure’.  we bribed our two children with a swimming pool and they gave up their friends and security to come here. it seemed important for them – and for us – to learn a new language, and to see the world slightly differently. how did you come to run the english book centre in valbonne?during my first few years here, and after spending lots of time and money in the bookshop, i finally worked up the courage to ask jill, the owner, if she ever needed any part-time help.  at the time i asked she didn’t, but within two weeks the job became available!  it always pays to ask!even though in my previous roles i had worked in documentary filmmaking in the us, for disney and national geographic for instance, i had not worked outside the home for 20 years, so i didn’t really feel very employable. however, i’ve always read a lot so working in a bookshop made sense. after five years of working part-time, i was offered the chance to buy the bookshop. i jumped at it!  what a better way to spend a day than being around books. i love it.you promote many local, anglophone authors. do you have any recommendations?we are an english bookshop, and have been for over 3...
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old town charm: le cannet serves up an ode to the culinary gods
according to cannes’ tripadvisor, the city has some 660 restaurants, which can sometimes make the challenge of deciding where to eat somewhat difficult. the solution? the old town of le cannet, a picturesque and secret suburb five minutes from cannes. it’s a hidden gourmet gem. we decided to dine at the bistrot saint saveur, no. 1 out of le cannet’s 54 restaurants, according to tripadvisor at least. the restaurant is exactly what it says it is: a bistro oozing charm and class, and above all, seriousness. two waiters clad in suits welcomed us into the small but comfortable restaurant. lined with long ceiling height curtains, the décor, while very nice, felt as if it were chosen by the late hugh heffner, but then again, i never have been one for fancy things… you know it's a good restaurant when they frivolously give away freshly sliced parma ham. all the diners are lavished with the stuff, sliced onsite by a rustic slicing machine that is bizarrely plopped amongst the many tables. we were eating this ham long before we even opened the menus, but that’s not to say we were served the meat quickly. rather, we just had to wait some time before the waiter realised we would need a menu so as to order our food. this considerable wait for the menus was the only downside to an otherwise exceptional evening. we went for the €36 formule, which consisted of three courses from the perfectly crafted menu. each dish was an ode to the culinary gods; a tribute to french cuisin...
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3d printed reefs: monaco reforms its underwater landscape
rich in life, but delicate in balance: coral reefs cover just 0.2% of our oceans yet support 30% of all marine species known to date. they are also increasingly under threat. if the natural can’t survive, could science and technology provide a solution?  at the un ocean conference in june 2017, monaco’s prince albert ii called on those present to sign the coral reef life declaration, saying, “life above water depends upon the health of life below water.”some months later at the our ocean conference held in malta, the principality was joined as a signatory by the nations of australia, cook islands, fiji, france, french polynesia, grenada, indonesia, mexico, niue, palau, and the seychelles. but coral reefs are not exclusive to the world’s tropical seas as it would seem by the names of countries supportive of prince albert ii’s declaration. they can be found all over the world, including in the temperate mediterranean and, locally, off the coast of monaco.a quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered ‘damaged beyond repair’ and another two thirds under serious threat, according to the world wildlife fund. as with countless sites around the world, monaco’s own reefs are also sensitive to climatic change, pollution and destructive fishing (among other threats). if prince albert is a well-known international activist, the health of coral is as much a domestic concern as it is global.early experimentsin the mid to late 1970s, monaco became one of the ...
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old town charm: le cannet serves up an ode to the culinary gods
according to cannes’ tripadvisor, the city has some 660 restaurants, which can sometimes make the challenge of deciding where to eat somewhat difficult. the solution? the old town of le cannet, a picturesque and secret suburb five minutes from cannes. it’s a hidden gourmet gem.we decided to dine at the bistrot saint saveur, no. 1 out of le cannet’s 54 restaurants, according to tripadvisor at least. the restaurant is exactly what it says it is: a bistro oozing charm and class, and above all, seriousness. two waiters clad in suits welcomed us into the small but comfortable restaurant. lined with long ceiling height curtains, the décor, while very nice, felt as if it were chosen by the late hugh heffner, but then again, i never have been one for fancy things…you know it's a good restaurant when they frivolously give away freshly sliced parma ham. all the diners are lavished with the stuff, sliced onsite by a rustic slicing machine that is bizarrely plopped amongst the many tables. we were eating this ham long before we even opened the menus, but that’s not to say we were served the meat quickly. rather, we just had to wait some time before the waiter realised we would need a menu so as to order our food. this considerable wait for the menus was the only downside to an otherwise exceptional evening.we went for the €36 formule, which consisted of three courses from the perfectly crafted menu. each dish was an ode to the culinary gods; a tribute to french cuisine mixe...
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italy's bandiere blu | riviera insider
with a total of 64 environmental blue flags, the foundation for environmental education (fee) has crowned liguria the king of clean beaches in italy. since 1987, the famous beach have been hoisted on beaches where certain environmental and eco-friendly as well as waste management and public safety conditions have been met. the campaign covers beaches, marinas and lakes.following liguria in 2018 is the tuscan region and – surprise, surprise – campania in southwestern italy.blue flag beaches in liguria:province of imperiabordighera (capo sant'ampelio), taggia (arma di taggia), santo stefano al mare (baia azzurra, il vascello) & san lorenzo al mare (u nostromu - prima punta, baia delle vele).province of savonaceriale, borghetto santo spirito, loano (levante porto, ponente), pietra ligure (ponente), finale ligure (malpardo-baia dei saraceni, finalmarina, finalpia, beach at the port, varigotti, castelletto san donato), noli (capo noli-zona vittoria-zona anita-chiariventi), spotorno (lido), bergeggi (il faro, villaggio del sole), savona (fornaci), albissola marina (lido), albisola superiore (lido), celle ligure (levante & ponente) and varazze ( arrestra, teoni part, levante teiro, piani d'invrea).province of genoacamogli (camogli centro - levante, san fruttuoso), santa margherita ligure (scogliera pagana, punta pedale, paraggi, milite ignoto), chiavari (gli scogli), lavagna (lungomare) and moneglia (centrale / la secca / levante).province of la speziaframura (fornaci), bonass...
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the grimaldis at home | riviera insider
a young prince albert tinkering with his rolleiflex at the end of the 1960s, prince rainier iii lovingly taking a photo of his family on the principality’s national day of 1965, prince albert i capturing the gardens of the villa adriana in tivoli in 1910, or even princess grace posing proudly with her camera during the 1950s… organised as part of the inaugural photomonaco event, which took place in early april, the princely family is allowing the public to gain a new insight into its private life and history.from the early days of photography, prince albert i was keen to master the art, something this man of culture has passed down through the generations. prince albert ii – his great great grandson – continues a commitment to the arts today, and in particular photography, with his patronage of photomonaco.the archival photo exhibition will run until october 2018 at the state apartments of the prince’s palace of monaco. it is open every day from 10am to 6pm (extended hours during july and august to 7pm) and entrance costs €8 for adults.photomonaco2018.com
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women of the year | riviera insider
on 14th may, the prix monte-carlo femme de l’année honoured its winners for 2018 under the patronage of prince albert ii of monaco and the ceremony’s honorary president princess charlene.the theme for this year’s event, which took place in the elegant salle d’or of the fairmont monte-carlo, was women and sport.frenchwoman and adventure rally driver géraldine rey was crowned woman of the year for her ‘contribution to facilitating the development of women in auto sports’ as well as her positive efforts to help the disadvantaged around the world.  russian pole-vaulter and olympic gold medallist yelena isinbaeva received monte-carlo woman of the year for using her fame to help children in need and support others in discovering their sporting talents. she has also launched her own charitable foundation and is a champion of peace for the monaco-based peace and sport foundation.swiss woman isabelle henchoz was given the special award for woman of the year, for dedicating her life to helping others, and facilitating the practice of sports for disabled people.following the ceremony, prince albert received the winning ladies at the palais princier in the presence of cinzia sgambati-colman, award president, and ornella barra, the co-coo of walgreens boots alliance, inc., which sponsors the prix. a theme has already been set for the 2019 edition: women of art and science.www.prixmontecarlofda.com
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the holy tree | riviera insider
every aspect of the holy tree, a massage and treatment space found at the old course golf club in mandelieu, is deeply rooted in nature. in the heart of the salle, the trunk of the parasol pine, which is just one of only a handful still alive in the region and measures over one and a half metres in diameter, extends upwards through the ceiling, its branches and foliage visible through a cleverly placed skylight just above the massage table. back in the room and a panorama of greenery and rustic materials surrounds you on all sides.30-year-old laetitia duhamel launched her wellness concept – a blend of massage and treatments, lifestyle coaching, nutritional advice and fitness classes – in september last year. originally from the north of paris, the former competitive-level triathlete had been in business with her institut du massage balinais since 2013 (when an injury brought an end to her sporting career), but decided to leave it all behind and travel the world in 2015. each of the destinations she visited taught her something different: in australia she met with instagram-famous fitness gurus such as kayla itsines and trained in sports massage, she learned the secrets of volcanic ingredients in hawaii, encountered shamans and sages, and launched a travel and lifestyle blog that helped her get her brand off the ground when she returned.“i met the princess of ubud who invited me to the pa-lace and took me around the local markets while i was in bali,” she says. “she ...
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treatments by the holy tree
since the autumn of 2017, former french triathlete laetitia duhamel has been caring for the beauty, nutritional and all-round wellness needs of her increasingly international clientele at the cannes old course golf club in mandelieu. you can read all about her unique style and approach here. riviera insider has a select number of passes for treatments (worth €95 each) to give away to lucky readers during the coming months. for your chance to win, send you name, address and contact details to [email protected]
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les heures musicales turn 35
here the world is just as you would like it to be: harmonious and full of love, enthusiasm and people you can rely on. every year, one wonders how the festival’s creator and artistic director, liliane valsecchi, manages to bring such high-quality artists to the église sainte marie madeleine in the small township of biot. in 2018, the popular festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 18th may to 20th june. there have certainly been some challenging and turbulent times, such as in 2012 when the church had to be restored, but nothing can stop liliane.she is resolutely inspired by her task to organise first-class concerts. this year, there are six of them, each more beautiful than the other (full programme and reservations: biot.fr).awarded the prestigious french cultural order médaille d'officier des arts et des lettres in 2011, liliane understands the culture scene like none other on the côte d'azur. with passion and a constant drive, she has succeeded in significantly contributing to the image of the region’s cultural landscape and that of biot in particular. of course, this hasn’t escaped the town’s administration as well of that of the alpes-maritimes and wider paca region. they have all supported and subsidised the event for many years. although a lot other festivals have had to give up their cause for financial reasons, liliane actually received an increase in her budget for this year’s les heures musicales… bravo!on the programmefriday 18th may ac...
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les étoiles de mougins 2018
michelin star restaurants, cosy bistros lining the cobbled streets, a breath-taking panoramic view stretching from the sparkling mediterranean across to the jagged hills of the gorges du loup… there are certainly worse places to eat that the delightful hilltop town of mougins!synonymous with art de vivre, it boasts a great gourmet scene and from 2nd to 3rd june will play host to a renowned gastronomic event: les étoiles de mougins. originally founded in 2006 in honour of the late roger vergé, a chef renowned for his contemporary cooking style and as having a major role in putting mougins on the culinary map, les étoiles de mougins is an event that grows year-on-year.this year’s food extravaganza will be presided over by philippe etchebest. as a two michelin star chef, the host of cauchemar en cuisine and a judge on top chef france, basque-born etchebest is a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to food. who better then to judge the roger vergé concours du jeune chef? on the sunday, four young chefs selected by etchebest and his jury will attempt to create a dish based on the theme: revisite de la bouillabaisse. three separate competition categories (sommelier, pâtissier and amateur) will also take place over the course of the weekend.before any calories are consumed, however, the first event on the agenda will actually be a zumba class hosted by fitlane. once visitors have worked up a sweat –and an appetite – then the feast can begin! a variety of oth...
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where art thou? | riviera insider
the importance of the côte d’azur on the history of art cannot be underestimated. it inspired many a great master who spent time here during the 19th and 20th centuries, and is still influencing contemporary art today. damien hirst’s recent series – the veil paintings – drew inspiration from le cannet artist pierre bonnard (1867-1947). wouldn't it be amazing if hirst, like his contemporary tracey emin in le lavandou, chose to experience the light first hand and paint here?recently opened at the villa sauber in monaco is le jardin mechanique by latifa echakhchas. in response to alphonse visconti’s work as the decorator of the opéra de monte-carlo between 1903 and 1924, the moroccan-born artist has selected numerous details from the paper set models and reproduced them for a new installation conceived specifically for the nouveau musée national de monaco (exhibition open until 28th october).the european night of museums is on 19th and is totally free. museums in the south of france will open their doors late into the evening, allowing visitors to enjoy their display in a new (night time) light. top recommendations: the musée picasso in antibes, the musée renoir in cagnes-sur-mer and the musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain in nice, as well as the numerous commercial galleries in monaco.an emerging trend in the art work is the development of private contemporary art foundations, such as the domaine du muy from a parisian gallerist and nephew of french sta...
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more than football | riviera insider
even though we visit in mid-january, it’s warm enough to watch two teams from sophia antipolis play off against each other on one of the outdoor pitches at lunchtime. under the winter sun, they swiftly canvas the 26-metre by 16-metre terrain before a player strikes gold with the deciding goal: 19-18. five-a-side is quicker than a standard football game – between 45 and 60 minutes on average – and the score board often runs much higher. the grass underfoot is artificial, but features fine fibres and a softness that mimics natural conditions. soccer park antibes has three indoor pitches and two outside the main building to offer an all-year, all-weather service.the centre opened in 2010 as the first designated soccer park. in 2016, two five-a-side companies (le five and soccer park) merged to become groupe le five, whose network now counts 40 different sites across the country. antibes is the dominant facility time to see where they’re improving. we’re open from 10.30am till midnight on weekdays and 10am till 10pm at the weekends, and are working to build up activity during les heures creuses (off peak hours). play during the day and at the weekend is€7 a player, and €9 after 6pm on weekdays. whatever the time of day, players should reserve their game on our website.” the corporate crowd is one loïc and his team are keen to attract. a group is just finishing up a post-game pizza in the sports bar before heading back up the hill to the business park.one method ...
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the extreme appeal of liguria
only a few decades ago, the finalborgo neighbourhood was considered run-down, dark, dirty and even dangerous. today, the historic centre is known as one of liguria’s most beautiful villages and has won the i più bei borghi d’italia award. this incredible redevelopment is in large part thanks to visionaries who recognised the potential of the heritage and unique landscape of finale ligure as well as its capacity to move beyond beach-limited, summer-only tourism. european union funds did the rest. all year round, thousands of bikers, climbers and walkers come to finale. there are organised events here too, such as the famous enduro world series cycling race that finds its crowning glory in the finalesian hills after stops in australia and colorado. europe’s biggest 24-hour mountain bike championship, the wembo world solo, is also hosted here.500 kilometres of tracks wind through the mediterranean scrub, descending on steep trails from the mountains to the beach, and have helped make finale ligure – split into finalmarina, finalborgo, finalpia and varigotti – one of the world capitals of the mountain bike movement.this applies to free climbing too. the region has one of the most extensive karst areas in italy – its calcareous rocks are characterised by natural holes and handles that are ideal for the brave climbers who visit. in finalborgo, there is also an artificial training centre available.the territory around finale ligure offers 192 separate climbing walls, co...
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tickets to see a baroque de nice concert
relive the dramatic and bold operatic works of german-british composer georg friedrich händel with a concert by the ensemble baroque de nice on friday 25th may at the eglise saint-françois-de-paule in nice (8.30pm).  riviera insider is giving away a number of free tickets to readers, whose names will be pulled from a hat on friday 18th may.for your chance to win, send you name, address and contact details to [email protected] more information: https://www.ensemblebaroquedenice.com/-actualite-.html 
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saving with the help of a courtier
you’ve agreed a price with the agent and appeased the owner, but now you need to secure financing. not an easy task living in a foreign country with different ways of doing things. in france, it can mean knocking on the doors of countless banks and partaking in complex negotiations. if it all sounds very complicated and long-winded, that’s because it usually is. a courtier or broker can offer the solution: their expertise and relationships with the country’s banks will help you save time and money. obviously their services don’t come for free – most courtiers will charge around €1,000 or 1% of the amount borrowed – but they can deliver results and rates that an ordinary person simply wouldn’t be able to achieve. according to consumer association 60 millions de consommateurs, savings are €12,000 on average.a good broker will offer an all-round package that, following client consultations, will propose a strategy that makes sense both financially and legally.“we act as the client’s solicitor with the bank,” explains amandine rophé, managing director of abba courtage, an independent loan brokerage office located in le cannet, “and guarantee to negotiate more attractive mortgage terms that would have been possible if they’d visited the bank themselves as well as terms that best suit the client’s individual situation.”an ifop study in october 2017 revealed that a third of mortgages in france are now negotiated by courtiers (in 2000, 15% of mortgage...
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ihome: the house that thinks in sync
with a few simple clicks, the user can unlock the door, open the garage, turn on the lights, regulate heaters or control of the volume – and genre – of music in one room to the next. electrical and water consumption can be monitored as can any suspicious movements in or around the property. if it all sounds too complicated, you can programme the network system to recognise your voice commands or even a snap of the fingers. the house will automatically know how to react.for all this – and much more – to work, your abode must be set-up. once done, the smart home (domotique in french) can help lower expenditure, ensure the safety of your family, and save time and energy. “first and foremost, it’s about making everyday life more comfortable,” sums up marc marin, the co-founder of your smart home design on the côte d’azur and a specialist in transforming ordinary properties into smart living spaces.a few simple examples: you can enter a room and the lights automatically come on or, with one gesture, the house gets up with you in the morning (lighting, heating in the bathroom, coffee machine). the lamps or tv will turn off if you are out of the room for an extended period. your exterior gate can also be primed: if your car is equipped with a geo-tracker, the gate will open automatically as you near the entrance.the second argument in favour of adapting your home with smart technology is, according to marin, the energy saving factor. electricity, gas and water use c...
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grand prix de monaco historique: legends only
if you thought that vintage cars belong only in museums and under dust sheets, the grand prix de monaco historique is here to prove that there’s plenty of life still in these metal beasts. from 11th to 13th may, fleet after fleet of golden oldies – in lifetime only – will tear along the famous monaco circuit, which remains 80% the same as that used in the very first race nearly a century ago.the grand prix de monaco historique takes place every two years and organisers at the automobile club de monaco have made three major changes to the 2018 programme. one: the smallest single-seaters from formula junior and f3 have been removed – with great sadness – from the line-up. the acm’s organising committee says that it intends to ‘focus even more on f1, the absolute pinnacle of speed racing’. two: following a request from entrants in the 2016 race, the a series (pre-wwii grand prix cars and voiturettes) is back after a popular inaugural run two years ago. three: race c has been rethought to ‘present a panel of the most beautiful sportscars of the 1950s without eliminating the cars that took part in the one and only gp de monaco reserved for sportscars – 1952’.in total, over 180 grand prix cars that participated in international races and are in conformity with the regulations for their respective eras will be included in the 11th edition of this enthralling event. all of the vehicles have been selected for ‘their historical value and their degree of authenti...
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in competition | riviera insider
18 films with a global outlook: the 2018 competition selection (the potential winners of the palme d’or) includes directors from around the world yet has incurred some criticism for its lack of gender diversity.in competition: 87-year-old frenchman jean-luc godard, whose 1965 film has been transformed into this year’s poster, appears in the list with video essay le livre d’image; american spike lee’s blackkklansman, a drama about an african american who infiltrates a ku klux klan chapter; polish-brit pawel pawlikowski recounts the tale of a cross-country romance during the cold war; american david robert mitchell presents a film noir, under the silver lake; italian matteo garrone with an ‘urban western’ called dogman; iranian asghar farhadi will open the festival with his thriller todos lo saben featuring spanish power couple penelope cruz and javier bardem; factory employees fight back in french stéphane brizé’s at war; japanese ryusuke hamaguchi’s drama asako i & ii on doppelganger love; fellow japenese director hirokazu kore-eda’s shoplifters; another french offering by christophe honoré called sorry angel; egyptian-austrian abu bakr shawky's yomeddine about a middle-aged man raised in a leper colony; chinese jia zhang-ke’s ash is purest white, the longest film in competition at two and a half hours; and south korean lee chang-dong’s buh-ning.just three female directors have made the list: french eva husson’s tale of female kurdish fighters girl...
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sealed with a kiss | riviera insider
a 27-year-old french freelance graphic designer and illustrator is behind this year’s official poster. in the piece, flore maquin from lyon – who has worked with the likes of universal pictures, paramount, arte, espn and the institut lumière – uses a still shot by renowned photographer georges pierre that was taken during the filming of jean-luc godard’s 1965 film pierrot le fou: a kiss between lead roles ferdinand griffon (jean-paul belmondo) and his ex-girlfriend marianne renoir (anna karina). the film was already influenced by the pop art style of the time, but is given new vibrance by maquin.the young french designer describes herself as a ‘passionate film buff’ and has created dozens of exciting alternative posters for cult films and series – fight club, peaky blinders, scream, pulp fiction, the birds… - which can be explored on her website:www.flore-maquin.com
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cannes classics | riviera insider
2001: a space odyssey, an ‘epic drama of adventure and exploration’, has been described as one of the greatest and most influential films of all times. in 2018, this 1968 classic by american director stanley kubrick (1928-1999) will celebrate its 50th anniversary.cannes classic has chosen to honour the ground-breaking film with a world premiere of a print made from the original camera negative on saturday 12th may.filmmaker and kubrick über fan christopher nolan (who collaborated with warner bros. pictures throughout the mastering process) will introduce the legendary science fiction production during an evening that will also host kubrick’s family, including his long-time producing partner and brother-in-law jan harlan.“one of my earliest memories of cinema is seeing stanley kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey at the leicester square theatre in london with my father,” says nolan. “the opportunity to be involved in re-creating that experience for a new generation, and of introducing our new unrestored 70mm print of kubrick’s masterpiece in all its analogue glory at the festival de cannes, is an honour and a privilege.” 
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cate the great | riviera insider
at a time when the global film industry is struggling with widespread claims of sexual harassment and assault, the cannes film festival could be poised to face the issue head on. cate blanchett, a prominent voice in the #metoo movement and one of almost 400 influential women from the entertainment business to launch the time’s up initiative, has been appointed president of the jury for the 71st edition, which will take place between 8th and 19th may. the australian actress and two-time academy award winner – among many other accolades – will be the twelfth woman to take on the role.she joins a prestigious list of female presidents that includes gone with the wind’s olivia de havilland (1965), sophia loren (1966), ingrid bergman of casablanca (1973), jeanne moreau (1995), isabelle huppert (2009) and, most recently, new zealand’s jane campion in 2014, who is the only woman to ever win the prestigious palme d'or (for the piano in 1993).at 48, blanchett’s acting career spans nearly three decades and an exceptionally diverse range of genres and roles. after several stage performances and film appearances, her first high-profile, international part was as queen elizabeth i in shekhar kapur’s 1998 film elizabeth. she would later reprise the role in the sequel elizabeth: the golden age in 2007 and become the only actress to receive academy award nominations for portraying the same character in two films. in another piece of silver screen trivia, in 2004, she won her fi...
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a gala evening at the opéra de nice
on friday 8th june at 7pm, le cercle rouge and the opéra nice côte d’azur invites you to enjoy a prestigious programme of bach, saint-saëns, moussorgski and ravel with sarah mcelravy on violon as well as julian rachlin, who will also direct the orchestre philharmonique de nice. the musical part of the evening will be followed by a gala dinner prepared by maison lenôtre with wines from château reillanne and lanson champagne in the presence of the performers and in the establishment’s wondrous salons de l’opéra.the gala package includes premium seating, an intermission cocktail event and the name/logo of the guest on the programme.the cultural and culinary night is priced at €350 per person or € 3,500 per table of 10. cocktail dress code applies.for bookings and more information: [email protected] 
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prince albert & friends prepare for saint tropez-monaco charity ride
this coming sunday, prince albert ii of monaco will be one of many famous faces participating in the annual 140km champagne & oyster cycling club charity bike ride from saint tropez to monaco. the event raises funds and awareness for the princess charlene of monaco foundation.among the high profile riders taking part in the 2018 edition: finnish former f1 driver and monaco resident mika häkkinen; belgian former f1 driver and prominent monaco businessman thierry boutsen; irish personality and former f1 team owner eddie jordan; norwegian former pro cyclist and winner of the 2010 uci road world championship thor hushovd; and irish businessman and monaco resident rick delaney.“'it always amazes us the great reception we get from the world of sport in supporting our ride every year,” say organisers. “the community of f1 drivers and pro cyclists who live in the principality always find time in their busy schedules to support the cocc and help us raise awareness for the princess charlene of monaco foundation. many thanks to you all.”the first cocc charity ride from saint tropez to monaco took place in 2012. since then, more than €600,000 has been raised for charity. in 2017, over one hundred riders signed up to take part in the event.the ride will reach its finish point at stars’n’bars in monaco with an after party for upwards of 200 guests held at slammers bar with live music. anjuna beach in eze will host a lunch for participants and friends the following day on mo...
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riviera lifeline: helping retired anglophones across the region
warm weather, brilliant sunshine and the aroma of wisteria welcomed the local anglo community to the grange in mouans-sartoux for the launch of riviera lifeline on 27th april, and as guests enjoyed generous hors d’oeuvres and free-flowing refreshments, president of the organisation deborah corley spoke about its mission. previously part of sunny bank, a charity that has been helping anglophone residents of the côte d’azur since the 19th century, riviera lifeline has now set out on its own, differentiating the services they provide. while sunny bank offers in-house assisted living, riviera lifeline provides assistance to seniors in their homes, working to ensure they stay active, healthy and independent.according to deborah, the goal of the launch was to get the word out about the services they offer the community and to gain support through increased membership and volunteers.“old people aren’t sexy,” she said to riviera insider in a reference to the fact that talking about senior’s needs often doesn’t get the attention it should.the organisation has plenty of funds to help people, but they need more volunteers to offer their time and expertise, she continued to explain. riviera lifeline covers an area from the var to the italian border, and can usually respond to requests within a day. it offers a wide range of assistance, from helping with food shopping to walking a dog after an injury or financial assistance in buying a hearing aid. the organisation also he...
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