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Notre Dame de Laghet

If you are a long-term resident of the French Riviera, you have surely heard of a miraculous sanctuary in the neighborhood of La Turbie. I first learned about this place from a friend who was trying for a long time to have a baby and was advised to go to Laghet. And she did get pregnant in the end. Whether …

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Frequent earthquakes near Monaco: should we worry?

The earthquake

In 24 hours, between Wednesday and Thursday last week, nearly three quakes were recorded in the region of Gap and Digne (Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), with intensities between 1.1 to 4.1 on the Richter scale. Thankfully, there was no damage or casualties. The strongest quake (4.1) was even felt on the Cote d’Azur. Particularly in Nice, where about twenty people alerted …

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Ghostbusters of the French Riviera


Romain and Nicolas are ghost trackers. They help “haunted” people and explore ruins like the ones at Castillon in order to demonstrate the existence of paranormal phenomena. It always starts with “making contact”. In the darkness of the ruins of Castillon church, Romain Gorlez and Nicolas Vora vocalize their intentions to any ghosts that might haunt the place. “We are …

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IKEA to open store in Nice

IKEA to open a store in Nice

IKEA is now preparing to open on the Cote d’Azur. The world famous furniture store will open its doors in 2018, next to the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice. The Swedish furniture empire announced the start of construction in early 2017. The French branch of IKEA is in charge of the new project, which was carefully designed to allow for …

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Discovering Menton: the perfect winter getaway

Discovering Menton

This colourful medieval city is only 20 minutes from Monaco and 30 minutes from the Italian border. With Menton’s temperate climate and 316 days of sunshine a year, it is an absolute paradise, even in the depths of winter. With art galleries, multiple festivals and beautiful hikes, Menton is an excellent weekend getaway. Located in a beautiful bay at the …

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Holiday with children in the “Villages des fous”, Villeneuve Loubet

Village of fools , VILLENEUVE LOUBET

“The atmosphere here is madness” – this is the slogan that greets the visitors of the amusement park for children and adults “Village of Fools” (Village des Fous). The “Mad” village that unwittingly awakens the child in every adult is located in the woods near the small town of Villeneuve-Loubet, with a total area of 2 hectares. It offers more …

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Provence: weekend in the paradise

Provence - France

Provence is just a few hours from Monaco and if you’ve been dreaming of a Provencal getaway, look no further! Can you get a taste of Provence in just one weekend? Absolutely so! Here are some tips for a weekend in paradise. Whether it’s your very first time to Provence, or you’ve been before, the secret to discovering a great …

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