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Historic Biot: Oozing with Charm and Authenticity

Biot

Safely tucked away on a hilltop, four kilometres inland from Antibes is the authentic Provencal-style town of Biot. Strategically placed among hills covered with mimosa and olive trees, it is at a safe distance from coastal raids by the Mediterranean pirates of old. Biot has a fascinating history which is one reason by itself for a visit. You will see …

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The Monaco Grand Prix. History of the Famous Track

Monaco Grand Prix

The Monte-Carlo Grand Prix circuit: why is it that so many superlatives abound from professionals, enthusiasts and from all the admires of motor racing who flock to Monte-Carlo? What makes the track “the most challenging”, “technically the most difficult”, “unique”, “the most original, and “simply the best”? The circuit is after all almost unchanged from its birth in 1929. And …

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12 Facts about the International Cannes Film Festival

70th Cannes Film Festival

«A festival is a neutral territory outside of politics, it is a microcosm representing our world the way it would be if people could communicate with each other without intermediaries and speak the same language». Jean Cocteau The main objective of the Cannes Film Festival has always been attracting public attention to the works of French and international filmmakers, raising …

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Cannes Film Festival over the years

Cannes Film Festival

“A festival is a neutral territory outside of politics, it is a microcosm representing our world as it would be if people could communicate with each other without intermediaries and speak the same language.” Jean Cocteau. The history of the red carpet at the Palace of Festivals on the Croisette in Cannes dates back to the pre-war times. The Cannes …

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Stranger than Fiction: the Real Lives that Inspired «Tender is the Night»

Fitzgerald’s

Behind the scenes and the characters that inspired one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best-selling novels. The glitz and the glamour were the flashy cover, but what lurked behind the enviable façade was the incandescent relationship between a narcissistic artist and his explosive muse. The audacious behaviour of Zelda Fitzgerald was the talk of the society papers, but her time on …

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