Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search tells you more about life on the Riviera
Did you know that there is an English-speaking retirement home here with all medical facilities and the staff all speak English! It sold out very quickly when it came on the market a few years ago.
The owners are now building a block of apartments nearby with emphasis on English-speaking buyers. Only for fully active people, it is scheduled to be finished at the beginning of 2017 and they are taking firm orders and deposits now. It will sell fast as there are many English in this area. These apartments will have a restaurant, common room, TV lounge, etc so that the residents can mix with others or stay in their own apartment, as they wish.
Both are set in beautiful Provence gardens but only a short distance to all shopping facilities, and the coast.
Renters of these new apartments will have priority to move into the retirement home if/when they need continual medical care. Good idea.
Meanwhile, if you don’t want to rent these new apartments but are looking for a place of your own to buy now – contact me, Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search, and I will search the whole area to find what you want. We will view together all properties which fit your specification and budget, remembering that property agents here do not share properties and that they are instructed in writing and legally by the SELLER. Conflict? Yes, we think so. I will be acting totally for you, the BUYER.
See you here on the beautiful Cote d’Azur soon.
We saw a most unusual sight whilst having lunch at our favourite beach on the French Riviera. These 2 men were playing with a totally new method of excitement on the sea.
Apparently there is a jet of air which is relayed to the boots which supports the wearer up in the air!
Looks like fun but not sure we want to try it!!
Just after the hottest October since records began, the Riviera had its wettest November on record. According to Météo France, the city of Nice received half of November’s average rainfall in just two hours at the beginning of the month!
The heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms have affected various roads in the Alpes Maritimes and Var departments. Nice saw flooding on the Promenade des Anglais and in Place Masséna, and the entrance to the A8 in western Nice was also heavily flooded. In Cannes the coast road was closed for 2 days as the strong waves washed over the road depositing sand and sea water – and damaging some of the beach restaurants.
But what beautiful weather now, in December. Clear bright sunshine and glistening sea and the amazing sunsets – red in the winter and a sight to behold!
winter sunset reflected on the Mediterranean sea
I often tell visitors: Yes, we do get rain – but 2 days of rain is followed by a month of beautiful weather and blue skies. In other European Northern countries, 2 days of rain is followed by a month of rain and grey skies!!
Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search says “living here is wonderful – so join us and let me help you choose your home – whether it be for permanent living, vacations, or investment for rentals until you’re ready to use full-time”.
We went to the English language theatre 4 times recently:
1. Peer Gynt – at the National Theatre of Nice – a very professional performance and directed by Irina Brook (daughter of Peter Brook). The team had just performed this play at the Barbican theatre in London. We noticed that the entire large theatre in Nice was totally full so obviously the local French loved this too (and spoke English!)
2. Dial M for Murder – in Valbonne by SET (South of France English Theatre). A very fine performance by the actress and actors from the UK and enjoyed by all.
3. The Return of the Ghost Train – in Mougins. Also a very accomplished and enjoyable performance by the Riviera Amateur Dramatic Association – and a full house.
4. Sylvia Syms in Cap d’Antibes. This highly accomplished English actress spoke about her life and acting career in films and TV for over half-a-century and showed several filmed examples. She is now approaching 80 and has a fabulous sense of humour. Perhaps you remember her as the Queen Mother in Stephen Frear’s “The Queen” with Helen Mirren. She has played against many well-known leading men and women in her long career and we thoroughly enjoyed the film extracts she showed. We were reminded that she has played Margaret Thatcher several times on stage and screen. We also loved her recent appearance in the TV film “Timeless” with supermodel Cara Delevingne for Sky Arts.
One of the benefits of being here on the Cote d’Azure is that one gets to speak to the actors and director after the performance.
So contact me, Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search, and come and join in the life on the French Riviera.