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Anton Tchekhov in Nice

After spending Easter in the Russian church three years earlier, in 1891, Tchekhov returned to Nice. It is at the Russian Pension located at the Musicians district, an institution which has since become the Oasis Hotel, where Mrs. Krougopoleva, the owner, will welcome him. Tchekhov arrives with idle intention and above all to read and enjoy the cli [more]
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The history of Villefranche sur Mer

From the end of the 18th century, the strategic interest of the Villefranche harbour attracted the Russian maritime authorities of the time who anchored there at every conflict with Turkey. A consulate already existed in Nice at that time. The Russian presence in Villefranche sur mer : a military interest in the first instance In 1749, Jean-Michel [more]
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The Monaco grand prix: a runner’s performance

The Monaco Grand Prix has been organised since 1929 by the Automobile Club de Monaco. The circuit is located on the small territory of the Principality of Monaco, which extends over a narrow coastal strip that sometimes rises almost vertically. This circuit, which is on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar, is considered the slowest and toughe [more]
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The blue chairs of the Promenade des Anglais

The Promenade des Anglais in Nice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is characterised by the buildings for which it is renowned, such as the Negresco, the Palais de la Méditerranée AND its famous blue chairs. La Promenade is part of the history of Nice, but who knows the history of its blue chairs today? Origins of the blue chair It all began after the [more]
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Karl Lagerfeld and the Mediterranean

Karl Lagerfeld, who died on February 19th 2019 in Paris, was a regular visitor of the French Riviera. His residence was the famous villa La Vigie in Roquebrune Cap Martin, on the border of the Principality of Monaco. It is a prestigious address overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and located just above the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel. An ideally located [more]
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The Feng Shui: the art of well-being at home

You may have changed your way of nourishing yourself during the last years to more organic & local food?  You take care of your body with regular yoga or other sports?  You heal your mind with the meditation?  But perhaps you might have not realized how much your environment impacts you and all areas of your life? Feng Shui can help you feel be [more]
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Jean Nouvel and the Mediterranean

The quest of Jean Nouvel’s work is to create a unique concept for a singular combination of people, place and time. His contextual approach and ability to infuse a genuine uniqueness into all the projects he undertakes have consistently yielded buildings that transform their environments and indelibly mark the cities in which they are built. Who is [more]
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Chagall: Nice, Sun, Flowers

Marc Chagall lived in Saint-Paul de Vence from 1948 until his death in 1985. The French Riviera attracts the artist of Belarusian origin very early. He discovered the region in the 1920s on the occasion of travels through France. But it was only in 1950, at the age of 63 years, that he settled in there. He resided in Vence until 1966, then in ...
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Delve into the history of the Port of Nice Area

Tourism, fishing and trade, the port of Nice is the heart of many harbour activities; it is one of the most renowned ports on the Mediterranean. Its strategic geographic position gives it direct access to Corsica. The port is located in an area that is rich in history; its 18th century foundations have been excellently preserved. Overview of how th [more]
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Who are the “in vogue” French interior decorators in luxurious real estate?

Behind the layout and the decor that seems to have stepped right out of a dream hide talented designers. This decorators create a universe of prestige by being inspired by the personality of their clients. Nothing is left to chance, from door knobs to the furniture arrangement. It’s this perfectionist side, combined with a trained eye, which [more]
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The most expensive luxury apartment in the world is found… in Monaco

Although Monaco is the second smallest state in the world, it is the temple of extravagant buildings which are enough to make royalty and jet-setters envious. The Principality of Monaco is well known indeed for its properties which compete in prestige and splendour. It’s therefore no big surprise to learn that the most costly luxury apartment [more]
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