La Malmaison, Centre D’Art on the Croisette in Cannes

Posted by admin in Cannes, Living, The South of France | April 10th 2014

Georges Braque – le magie de l’estampe (the magic of print making) After many years wondering what went on therein I finally set foot in the Centre D’Art La Malmaison to see 250 prints by Georges Braque, founder of Cubism and the quieter crony of Pablo Picasso.   The pair initiated the school in 1907, fusing… Read more

Customer service in France and in the United States

Posted by admin in Business, The South of France | January 6th 2011

A very short blog post, simply because I have a situation right now which has tickled me, and very clearly shows the difference between ‘Customer Service’ in France as opposed to the United States … you should read on for humor reasons if nothing else!! Tweet This Post

Happy Holidays!

Posted by sarbou in Cannes, Living, Property Owners Info, The South of France | December 21st 2010

2010 is drawing to its end… Once again another year has soared by on the Beautiful Cote d’azur. It’s been an exceptional year to say the least… Our team has expanded, to include our wonderful Customer Service Representatives (CSR’s), who will make the 2011 season a sensational success thanks to their personalised customer and supplier… Read more

Cannes G20 Summit hosts in November 2011

Posted by rachel in Cannes, Congresses, Politics, The South of France | November 19th 2010

The Mayor of Cannes, Bernard Brochand, has confirmed that Cannes has been chosen to host the 6th annual G20 Summit. On the provisional date of the 3rd/4th of November, Cannes’ Palais de Festival will welcome the heads of government from 19 different countries for their discussions of financial markets and the world’s economy.

A Guide to Cannes Nightlife

Posted by rachel in Cannes, Living, The South of France | November 2nd 2010

A Guide to Cannes Nightlife Cannes, as one of the most glamorous spots on the Riviera, has nightlife to rival any major city. Despite its relatively small size, Cannes’ atmosphere is decadent and exciting. Knowing where to go is integral to finding that electrifying atmosphere. Below you will find a guide to a Cannoise night… Read more

A visit to Cannes!

Posted by admin in Cannes, The South of France | November 19th 2007

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Postcard from the Riviera 1

Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | June 6th 2007

Postcard from the Riviera. Why invest in France? •    France receives more visitors than any other country in the world! (Fact). •    Millions visit France, and with new, improved and cheaper transport, demand for accommodation continues to grow. •    Financial Mail – “If you really want to get out of rands and into property, go… Read more

SURVEY: FRANCE : The art of the impossible

Posted by admin in Business, Politics, The South of France | November 5th 2006

A morose France has fallen behind its competitors. But there is nothing inevitable about its decline, argues Sophie Pedder: all it needs is political will Bridgeman “SOMETHING seems very wrong with this country. Once the very model of a modern major power—stable, rich and smug—it appears beset now by political and economic instability and by… Read more

Property Letter 60

Posted by admin in Business, Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | October 13th 2006

Property Letter – 8th October 2006. Dear All, (Please scroll down if you want to get straight to the « Properties to Consider » at the end.) Nostalgia. It seems a long time since “Property Letter 1” which was sent to about a dozen people on 17th April 2002. Vicky and I and the family… Read more

On Capital Appreciation vs. Rental income

Posted by admin in Business, Property Investment, The South of France |

Capital gain is the reason everyone gets into property investment but it is the rental income that finances the deal while you wait for the value to rise. In fact it is rental income that consumes a landlord and is a key factor in determining whether new buy-to-let investors stay the course. Many first time… Read more