Just a few miles from Cannes, Mougins has attracted everyone from Churchill to Picasso. Now, a new museum dedicated to art has put it firmly on the culture map.
CONTINUING on from last month's article about our renovation and conversion of Le Cuvage in the Roannais, Rhône-Alpes, things have moved along rapidly, writes Brian Franklin.
WITH the summer here a dip in the pool is sure to appeal, so it is with this in mind that the Service Public is reminding people about the regulations, introduced in 2003, that are in place.
The rules are designed to protect young children from drowning and you have a choice of four different types of technique that can be employed.
The first is fencing that surrounds the pool, another option is a a cover placed over it, a motion detecting alarm or a hard shell-like cover.
WHILE most of my remarks for This French Life are likely to be about wine and food, surely such an iconic French spectacle as the Tour de France must warrant an exception, writes Vino Veritas.
And whilst those making a permanent move hope to do similar, with a house build, restoration plans and many other obstacles put in the way it can prove a challenge.
NEW routes to France form part of the creation of a base at Manchester Airport by Ryanair.
The low-cost airline will operate summer 2012 flights to Bezier, Biarritz and Tours, while a service to Paris will start later this year in October and continue through the summer month as well.
Manchester is Ryanair's 45th base and it will mean four aircraft and 26 routes operate from it by summer 2012.
Related: Ryanair to add €2 fee to all tickets
A new circular confirms early retirees from Europe have access to the French health system, although not always on an automatic basis.
The guidance* states that, subject to sufficient resources and existing health insurance cover, inactive early retirees can be admitted to the Couverture Maladie Universelle (CMU) on a ‘case by case’ basis.
Drivers will be punished for traffic offences they commit abroad, including the four "big killers" causing 75% of road fatalities - speeding, breaking traffic lights, failure to use seatbelts and drink driving - following a vote in the European Parliament today.