Archive for January, 2016

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Paris Fashion Week

Chanel (arguably the highlight of the Paris fashion calendar) sent a subtle, classic, ecologically-inspired haute couture collection across a runway of perfectly manicured lawns and pools of water in the French capital Tuesday. “It’s not really bling-bling red carpet,” said designer Karl Lagerfeld as he greeted fans and well-wishers at the iconic Grand Palais venue just off

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 29, 2016

Uber ordered to pay €1.2 million to French taxi group

Ride-booking service Uber has been ordered to pay €1.2 million ($1.3 million) to a French taxi group, a court has ruled. The American company must pay the National Union of Taxis, according to documents seen on Wednesday. The payment followed a complaint that Uber drivers were acting as traditional taxis (waiting in the street in

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 27, 2016

Monte Carlo Historic Rally 2016

This 19th edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique distinguishes itself again by the diversity of its itinerary, concocted by the Organizing Committee of Automobile Club de Monaco. As last year – and in order to give a fair chance to every competitor – there will be three averages to keep all along. Remember that this year again; the

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 27, 2016

Napoleon’s Catholic marriage certificate goes up for auction

The certificate from Napoleon Bonaparte’s secret religious wedding to Josephine in 1804, eight years after their civil marriage, will be up for auction in March, the French auction house Osenat said Monday. The document is signed and sealed by Cardinal Joseph Fesch, who supervised over the secret wedding that took place at the request of

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 26, 2016

Sarkozy’s ‘mea culpa’ tops French book charts

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s new book, a mea culpa on errors while in office, was already a best-seller on the day of its official release on Monday. On both Amazon France and French retailer FNAC, pre-orders of “La France pour la vie” (“France for life”) had pushed it into the No. 1 position. Sarkozy confesses to numerous errors

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 26, 2016

French Markets

Every Tuesday and Saturday morning, Saint Tropez hosts its market on the famous Place des Lices. The market sells a variety of things from foods (breads, pastries, cheeses, sausages, flowers, olives, spices, herbs, fruit and vegetables) to antiques mirrors and slippers. For the freshest produce, head to the market early. The market also holds stalls

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 25, 2016

Academy pledges more diversity amid growing Oscars criticism

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday assured extensive improvements intended to help diversify its membership in the face of a major controversy over the second straight year of all-white Oscar acting nominations.   The Academy’s board said it was taking “historic action” to double the number of women and minority members

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 25, 2016

Principality marks feast day of the Patron Saint

One of the oldest traditions in Monaco, in honour of the Principality’s Patron Saint, will take place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January. Since 1874, the staunchly Catholic Principality has marked the feast day of Saint Dévote with ceremonies including a traditional mass in the Monegasque language and a procession including the members of

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 22, 2016

Nice Carnival 2016- 13th-28th February

The French Riviera’s fist winter event, the Carnival of Nice alone justifies a stay in Nice. It is world famous and attracts nearly a million visitors of all nationalities every year. Carnival offers countless reasons to visit Nice. Far from grey skies, 100% fun, Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is to be savoured at

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 20, 2016

Monte Carlo Rally 2016

There is nothing quite like  Monte Carlo Rally as it has a one-of-a-kind blend of challenging stages which often feature dry asphalt, ice, snow and wet asphalt tracks in one stage. This year’s route is familiar to the drivers, although organisers have ensured each of the four legs contains a new special stage compared to

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 20, 2016

The things that will pleasantly surprise you about France

Taken from The Local fr The smell of fresh bread, the friendly people, the healthcare system… Here is what pleasantly surprised some people when they moved to France. The lovely French people This was far and away the most popular response on both Facebook and Twitter. Some of the adjectives people used to describe the

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 19, 2016

Science sheds new light on Marie Antoinette ‘love affair’

Researchers in France have started uncovering secret passages from Marie Antoinette’s letters to Axel de Fersen, a friend of France’s royal family who supposedly had a romantic affair with the doomed queen. The expression “Let them eat cake” was likely never spoken by Marie Antoinette before the revolutionary guillotine cut her life short in 1793.

Posted by Hutchinson Immobilier on Jan 19, 2016

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