Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Summer lovin’ and this month it’s all about stone properties in the Cote d’Azur.
Charming Stone Mas located in a quiet area, yet only a short walking distance to the village of Roquefort Les Pins.
The villa, which has kept its original qualities, offers around 257 sqm of living space and is composed as follows: On the ground floor: hallway, giving access to the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing, and laundry room.
On the top level: 5 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, library room/office. On the garden level: dining room and living room with direct access to the garden, kitchen with back kitchen, and office.
Provencal gardens of 2,771 sqm situated east- south facing, outdoor dining terraces, swimming pool, pool house.
Possible to renovate a stone annex into an apartment, and a room in the house can be converted into a studio. Well worth the visit to appreciate the tradition and volumes of this mas.
Upstairs, there is a magnificent terrace that offers a 180° sea view, as well as a master bedroom. In the air-conditioned basement, there is a cinema/playroom, a large cellar, and a laundry room.
Exceptional historic property on the market with panoramic sea views.
Nestled on the heights of Sainte Maxime in a green setting of more than 5 hectares overlooking the bay towards the village of Saint Tropez, this prestigious estate was the residence of the niece of the Empress of Russia in the 1920s.
Only a few minutes from the city center and the beaches, the main stone Bastide from 1921 covers nearly 550 m² and offers today's comfort and modernity with the nobility from the construction time.
The high ceilings and the wide openings onto the gardens combine interiors and exteriors with the greatest of refinement. A private heated swimming pool adorns the outdoor area to the west.
The guest house of the same standard from 1892 offers approximately 150 m² with 4 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a large garage, and a central swimming pool linking the 2 buildings.
A little over 3 hectares of land are landscaped and fenced and the property has a private helipad facilitating unrestricted transfers.
For more information about these properties or any others, connect with us at Info@experiencethefrenchiviera.com
This is something I never thought I would write a blog post about but because of my passion for everything that makes up the beautiful French Riviera, and for the love of the work with our clients and business partnerships, I thought it was best to let everyone know of something that has been happening to myself over the past numerous years.
In his latest, he seems to be grasping at straws with what he thought he knew of me in the past and is now focused on my business (since it is the busy season) which has been in operation for the past 12+ years to try and dissuade clients. He is seeking personal details to further his actions in a myriad of ways thinking it will take me down.
I have spent more than half my life dedicated to the region and wouldn’t have been able to make business transactions in month one if I didn’t have everything in order but he seems to have his own ideas on how things work here yet he has never been to Europe.
I am letting people know that for any questions you may have for me or my business, I am available to ask at any time. I am also open to hearing any further advice on dealing with such a situation. Feel free to contact me directly at: Info@experiencethefrenchriviera.com
I also have the backing of anyone around me personally and pertaining to my business that can speak on my behalf.
At one point years ago this whole situation did take a toll on my personal health, which is exactly as he wanted stating in the hopes I would die.
I also then became a very private person due to his actions and wanted to protect those around me because if he found any indication of who I knew, he would then go after them.
I was deeply depressed from these daily ongoing attacks and acknowledge that I did consider suicide a number of times. I’d literally go to sleep at night feeling burdened and concerned about what he would do to me next, not only mentally but possibly physically, and my first thoughts in the morning would be, what did he post online overnight? He was going after my Mother in Canada in the last years of her life and is still going after my elderly Father who barely knows how the internet works.
Fortunately, I have wonderful, supportive friends and family around me, along with amazing clients and a robust business network who understand what is happening and continue to support me.
I have never felt stronger and more happy and passionate about everything I do here than now.
I have an amazing life here and absolutely love everything about the Cote d’Azur. Clients visiting regularly ask me what it is like to live here full time and I always say, even a bad day is a good day in the Riviera, and I feel my enthusiasm for the region shines in my work and through those I am associated with.
The best decision I ever made was to make my life here surrounded by truly wonderful and gifted individuals and nothing makes me happier than to see a client arrive and have their dreams of France realized.
In speaking with my lawyers and media professionals this past week pertaining to this criminal harassment situation, we have a plan in place to hopefully put an end to it all legally.
If by chance you come across something online that doesn’t sound right or is attacking in nature, please let me know. As hard as it is to read such things, copies need to be made for legal reasons so that further action can be taken. I want to personally thank everyone for their ongoing support.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
I first wrote about this place almost a decade ago but it’s definitely worth repeating as upgrades to the cinema over the years have been made, and as of today (June 14th) it opens again to the public for the height of the summer season.
Something else that not many people will know about is that the fortress wall behind the screen is also part of the Monaco prison, but there are few windows and it is all located near the top of the fortress wall.
So, if you are looking for something slightly off the beaten tourist track that locals tend to enjoy this time of year, make a night of it at the Monaco Open Air Cinema.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Something that will certainly get locals talking is a new production that is set to tell the historic story of the Grimaldi family and Monaco itself.
Produced by the Casiraghi family themselves, and so far offering a hint of the series of films being slightly reflective of the widely watched series, “The Crown”, the Princely family of Monaco is now set to have its story told on screen and who better to do so than one of the family members? The series, which will be filmed in English, will be overseen by producer Dimitri Rassam, who is the husband of Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Caroline’s youngest daughter.
The project, named “Monaco”, was announced at the 79th Cannes Film Festival, and is due to go into production in 2024.
Chapter 2 and Pathé, the production company, will join forces for this franchise of several films on the origins of the Grimaldi family, starting with the conquest of Monaco at the end of the 13th century. And Chapter 2, which is owned by Dimitri Rassam, will also work with Astrea Films, a Monegasque film production company run by Béatrice Borromeo, her husband Pierre Casiraghi, and her brother-in-law Andrea.
Speaking to the American film magazine Variety, Astrea Films said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of untold, intriguing, and epic stories that have been hidden in old documents and private correspondence over the centuries".
Friday, June 2, 2023
This past April, the Commission organized a round table in Monaco to discuss its recommendations with representatives of the Principality's government and community.
All the speakers on Thursday evening agreed that diversity, inclusion, and equal civil rights for all Monegasque workers were essential elements of a growing economy and a healthy community.This Pride event is sponsored by Barclays Private Bank and the Fight Aids Association. This year, during the month of June, the front façade of Barclays Bank will be illuminated in rainbow colors to mark Pride Month.
With positivity, we all look forward to what is yet to come by working towards equality together and by presenting Monaco as a gay-friendly and safe place for visitors.