A Belle Epoque Opportunity in Nice

Located on the Quais des Etat Unis which is the continuation of the Promenade des Anglais heading towards the port of Nice, is one of the few remaining historical mansions that are located just across the street from the beach and adjacent to Di Piu restaurant. Read more

Interview with Concierge Expert Stephane Guillet Dorion

Why are Concierge Services so important?

Concierge expert Stephane Guillet Dorion from ConciergeSVP and Riviera Alliance member shares with us today the important and usually overlooked aspects of when owning a property in the south of France. Read more

Countryside bastide in Chataneuf de Grasse

bastide chataneuf de grasse

If you were to tell your friends that you were buying a villa in the countryside of the south of France, this bastide in Chataneuf de Grasse is the villa they would probably have in mind.

French wooden shutters, climbing bouganvillea up the facade, lots of trees and impeccable landscaping that exudes quintessential French countryside charm. Read more

Villa for sale in Royal Mougins Golf Club Estates

villa for sale Royal Mougins Golf Club

Contemporary villa in the heart of Royal Mougins Golf Club

Located just a 10 minutes drive from Cannes and it’s sandy beaches, this contemporary neo-provencal style villa for sale offers the best of both worlds: golf and French countryside living.

This 1825sqm property surrounded by greenery is situated inside the Robert Von Hagge designed 71 par 18 hole golf course of the Royal Mougins Golf Club, and is meticulously landscaped with a panoramic view of the surrounding hillsides. Read more

Help with French Paperwork

Your smooth relocation to France

by Tracy Leonetti, LBS Language & Business Services

Compile your document list

Anyone who has relocated to another country would agree with me that the key word to remember is PLANNING. And whilst we may plan all the details of the move down to the last detail on our excel spreadsheets and note pads, the excitement of finding your dream home can sometimes be overshadowed when you are blocked in some of the French bureaucratic paperwork process because you can’t provide the document they need.

The French paperwork processes are renowned for being complicated and our objective is to ensure a smooth transition to your new home. So do think and plan ahead, not only about the move, but about the paperwork to bring with you.

Listen to more details from an interview with Tracy on Riviera Radio 106.5FM.

Talking about paperwork on Riviera Radio 106.5FM, Juanita Viale from Nice Properties and Tracy Leonetti from LBS Language and Business Services.

Talking about paperwork on Riviera Radio 106.5FM, Juanita Viale from Nice Properties and Tracy Leonetti from LBS Language and Business Services.


See below a document checklist. Many of which will be needed during the 13 different processes you may encounter in France:

  • Birth Certificates with parental affiliation for all the family
  • Marriage certificate
  • International Health Card for Europeans
  • Private health insurance documents (if needed)
  • Bank account details
  • Tax returns for previous 2 years
  • Bank statements (at least 6 months)
  • Driving license
  • Car insurance documents & bonus information
  • Medical documents
  • Previous years schooling information for your children
  • Vaccination documents for the children
  • Car registration documents
  • Visa’s for non- Europeans

For more information, download Tracy’s Top Ten tips when moving to France here.
If you need some help with some of the processes in France, why not contact Tracy Leonetti at LBS now on + 33(0)6 59 04 01 51 to get a free assessment on your paperwork situation.

email: tracy@lbsinfrance.com


2015 Cannes Yacht Festival Offers Mega Expectations

2015 Cannes Yacht Festival

140 New Superyachts Debuting at the 2015 Cannes Yacht Festival

The epitome of true luxury will be fashionably displayed from September 8-13th at the 2015 Cannes Yacht Festival with some of the world’s most exclusive and impressive superyachts in the global yachting industry today.

The most anticipated superyacht this year is the Pachamama, the jewel of an Italian creation by award winning yacht designer Francesco Paszkowsi and Italian superyacht yard Baglietto.  This high speed (33 knots) motor yacht’s design reflects superior engineering, craftsmanship and of course Paskowski’s renown sophistication in exterior line style.

A total of over 550 boats will be on display with the debut of 140 new yachts.For a complete list of the 10 ten yachts to watch out for at 2105 the Cannes Yacht Show, click here.

In a recent market study by Boat International and Fraser Yachts, a total of 223 superyachts were sold so far in 2015 with the most popular being the 24-30 meter category and the most expensive yacht selling at 80M.  

Pachamama Yacht 2015 Cannes Yacht Festival

Pachamama designed by Francesco Paszkowsi and Superyacht yard Baglietto. Source: Boat International

A contrast to 2014 where 412 total superyachts were sold with the majority also being in the 24-30 meter category. However, the most expensive yielded a heftier price tag at over 150M.  

The yacht show season gets underway with the Cannes Yacht Festival followed by the hallmark 25th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show in September 23-26th.

To preview the 5 largest megayachts attending the Monaco Yacht Show, click here.

Two of the most celebrated events on the French Riviera and certainly the ultimate in premiere events of the yachting industry where the beauty of true design meets the art of engineering.

A 2 bedroom apartment on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice

Offering a beautiful renovation, this 2 bedroom apartment for sale on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice features a stunning sea view and all the modern comforts.

Situated on the 5th floor of a nice residence, this magnificent 85sqm 2 bedroom apartment located across the street from the beach directly on the Promenade des Anglais. Read more

MIKA concert in Monaco@Casino Night Open Air Event

Just before the kids go back to school, end your summer with an outrageous night this Saturday, August 29th at the Open Air Casino in Monte Carlo. Serious prizes to win like a 50 PASS VIP for 2 people offered by the Societe Bains de Mer, private access to the Exclusive Dancefloor for MIKA and Charles Pasi located in front of the stage, glass of champagne and 5 € to play in the Casino Cafe de Paris!! Read more

Panoramic Penthouse in Palm Beach Cannes

Sea and sky.

This 3 bedroom modern penthouse offers you the prestige and luxurious comfort in the sought out quiet beachside neighborhood in Palm Beach Cannes. Read more

The perfect holiday rental investment in Nice

As the most visited part of Nice, the Old Nice is brimming with bars, pubs, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, the best gellatto on the French Riviera, boutiques, and artisan shops. It is by far one of the most sought out areas for apartments because of the year long constant stream of tourism. Read more