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Who said no more Heroes? Come and see them in Mougins!

The Mougins Museum of Classical Art and the Mougins Espace Culturel are running a fine exhibition about ancient Greeks and Roman heroes - looking at how they have been represented across the centuries. It's your chance to get up close with Roman mosai...


Tom Jones hits Jazz at Juan 2012

Trouser-splitting Welsh heartthrob Tom Jones (that's "Sir Thomas Jones OBE") is leading the line-up at one the major jazz festivals of the year. Alongside Tom will be Norah Jones, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Winston, and Kool and the Gang as the big attrac...


David Stoyle chats to folk jazz star Jill Barber

Talented musician Jill Barber is currently in town improving her French language skills and playing gigs. She took some time to chat with us at Nice's beautiful Negresco hotel. Although she is well known in her native Canada, Jill is less famous here i...


Jill Barber Sings for her Supper

Canadian Jazz star Jill Barber is playing at the Red Radish Supper Club in Chateauneuf de Grasse on January 20th. Jill is bringing her beautiful songs and languid delivery to Europe for another of her increasingly successful tours and this special, inv...


In Search of the Sun King’s Blue Diamond

A diamond of incredible beauty, star of the French Crown Jewels, has been brought back to life in a replica that's currently on show in Nice. The French Blue Diamond, cut in the shape of a pigeon's egg, was Louis XIV's favourite jewel. At the heart of...