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  • Osteopath - Max Corosine

    Recommended by Chris Savage

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    32 Rue Maréchal Joffre, Nice 06000
    Tel: 04 93 53 21 26
    www.osteo06.com

    “A fabulous néo-natal Osteopath that is great with cranial work” (CS, Jan 11)

  • Houra, Nice

    Recommended by Chris Savage

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    Cybermarché
    www.houra.fr

    Comments:
    "After initially typing your post code, select your groceries and it will be delivered to your door" (CS, Jan 2011)

  • Ooshop, Nice

    Recommended by Chris Savage

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    The home delivery website service for Carrefour supermarket. A huge selection of home, garden, electric goods and groceries.
    www.ooshop.com

  • Estate Agents- Riviera Pebbles, Nice

    Recommended by Chris Savage

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    Offering rental apartments, holiday rentals and also if you are looking to buy. Operates across the French Riviera.
    20 Rue de l’Hotel des Postes, Nice
    Tel : 09 52 78 27 65
    www.rivierapebbles.com

  • Translator Timothy Webb

    Recommended by Peter Brooke

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    Translate personal and legal documents quickly and accurately.
    12 Rue Rossini, Nice 06000
    Tel: 04 93 87 24 44
    tim@webb.fr
    www.traducteur-juridique.fr

  • Dentist - Olivier Rabilloud

    Recommended by Krisztike Hoffherr

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    Olivier Rabilloud in Cagnes sur Mer 0493732411

  • English speaking accountant - Janet Dott

    Recommended by Krisztike Hoffherr

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    Offers the likes of tax returns, financial advice, pensions, private insurance and a lot more
    Janet Dott 0493229942

  • Photographer - Linda Alaniz- Hornsby

    Recommended by Suzanne Shields

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    Linda Alaniz- Hornsby moved to the South of France after a career  in the states After a stint as a medical photographer, she moved to New York where she specialized in the Performing Arts. During her 12 years in Manhattan, she worked both on and off Broadway, amassing a large and varied portfolio of well-known artists. Linda specializes in nudes as well as pregnancy & children`s photography
    Telephone: 06 03 04 30 1616
    Email: linda@alaniz-photo.com
    www.alaniz-photo.com

  • AVF, Sophia Antipolis

    Recommended by Jacqui Napier

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    AVF (Accueil des Villes Francaises) organizes a whole host of activities for parents and children including Mother & Baby groups, sporting activities, workshops, art classes, networking groups as well as information about whats going on in the area. Half of all the members are from the International Community.
    Rue Albert Einstein
    06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis
    http://reseau.avf.asso.fr/space/avfsophiaantipolis

    Comments:
    "There is an the organisation in Sophia Antipolis called AVF which does lots of activities like french lessons, art classes and I think Mother and Baby groups for newcomers to the area" (JN, March 2011)

  • Centre Cultural, Biot

    Recommended by Jacqui Napier

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    The CC offers music, art and dance classes for adults & children.
    Chemin de la Fontanette , 06410 Biot
    Tel: +(33) 4 93 65 07 02

    Comments:
    "This is in french but there are some lovely teachers who are very welcoming and it is a great way to really get involved in the village" (JN, March 2011)

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nice

    Recommended by Suzanne Shields

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    All things business related, including networking events
    La Chambre de commerce et dindustrie de Nice-Côte dAzur, 20, boulevard Carabacel, Nice
    www.cote-azur.cci.fr/

    Comments:
    "We did a ‘Setting Up Your Own Business’ course at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nice, which was a 6 day course in French, which covered everything from Tax, Insurance etc" (SS, March 2011)

  • First Aid Sans Frontieres

    Recommended by Victoria Wood

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    First Aid Sans Frontieres is run by Amanda Holligworth, who has trained with St. Johnss Ambulance (UK) and the french equivalent. She is based in the Alpes-Maritimes and also covers the Var.
    The course was approx 3 1/2 long, with a break in between, covering:
    1.Choking
    2.Severe Bleeding
    3.Recovery position for an unconscious patient still breathing
    4. Recovery for unconscious patient no longer breathing - CPR and CPR with defibrilator for Adult, Child (1-8years) and Baby (0-12months)

    Get a group of you together and shell come to your home. Amandas number is 06 72 66 11 85 or email info@firstaidsansfrontieres.com www.firstaidsansfrontieres.com

    Comments:
    "There is no question that First Aid can save a life , and becoming re-aquainted with the basics, for me, is something I have been meaning to do for a long time. Prior to today, I would not have had the confidence in my ability to do the right thing to a child, if for example they were pulled out of a pool, blue and not breathing - sadly we hear reports every year of pool deaths, even with attending adults - for me it was essential to know what to do. It just may be the best money youll ever spend. I know it was for me!” (VW, May 2011)

    "It is comforting and reassuring to know that I now have the First Aid knowledge and techniques to make a real difference in a life threatening situation. The ‘First Aid Sans Frontieres’ course was comprehensive, practical and easy to digest" (Katrina May 2011)

  • The Antibes Practice (Homeopathy/Osteopathy), Antibes

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    Julia is a UK trained and fully qualified homeopath based in the South of France. She couples homeopathic treatment with Kinesiology; a non invasive muslce test as a diagnostic tool. She also runs a monthly baby massage group in Antibes.
    As a homeopath, Julia wants to know about your diet, what deficienies you have, what toxins could be causing your symptoms, what is the cause of yor disease and any life stresses that may be affecting you. From all this information, a personalised treament will be prescribed that is based on you as
    Treament includes not only homeopathic remedies, but also supplements, herbal supports, detox supports, Bach flower remedies & final dietary and lifestyle advice required to resotre your health. All advice is based on the most up-to-date discoveries from clinical research.
    Julia Edgely BSc(Hons) Homeopathy L.C.H.E M.A.R.H  Homeopathy - Kinesiology
    The Antibes Practice, 5 Avenue Guillabert,
    06600 Antibes
    The Osteopathic Centre, Les Bureaux de Soleil, 251 Chemin des Gourettes,
    06370 Mouans-Sartoux
    Tel +33(0) 627 09 68 57
    julia@homeopath.fr
    www.vie4vitality.com

    Comments:
    "I never used homeopathy before until I was recommended to see Julia. Not only was I very impressed with the treatment but also the consultation with her. Julia is a very concientious and friendly therapist. I was made to feel very relaxed and comfortable. Every aspect of my treatment was explained thoroughly and if I had any problems or questions, I was encouraged to ring Julia to discuss. I would not only recommend homeopathy but especially Julia as a practitioner" (DM, July 2011)

  • Riviera Coaching, La Colle Sur Loupe

    Recommended by Jilly Ballantyne

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    Riviera Coaching was founded in 2009 by Personal Development Coach, Alison Rentoul. A highly experienced professional, Alison aims to improve individual’s lives and help people achieve their greatest possible potential through positive, powerful coaching techniques and caring, non-judgmental support. Working in particular with women and teenagers wishing to improve their confidence and discover their genuine life purpose and true path to happiness and inner peace, Alison employs various techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP and traditional coaching methods to achieve outstanding and often life changing results. Sessions are carried out by Skype, telephone or in person at her tranquil village home in La Colle sur Loup, France.
    Riviera Coaching, La Colle Sur Loupe
    Tel: 04 93 58 14 08 Mob: 06 77 00 80 57
    www.riviera-coaching.com

    Comments:
    "I can highly recommend Alisons coaching abilities, my 16 year old daughter was at a real crossroads in her life, following an unsuccessful transition from the International English school system to the French, it all went wrong for her and she lost confidence and direction. Alison helped find out what she really wanted to do after a few sessions and they worked together to get her back on track and in a headed in a new direction. Her confidence has soared and she now feels much more at ease, where she was lost and in a muddle before! After a few sessions she said to me that she could tell Alison anything, and that Alison really understood her. Both of these things are terribly important to an adolescent, going through pretty major changes, especially when they dont always respond so well to parental direction! I was so impressed at my daughters turn around I have decided to enlist Riviera Coachings services for myself, in an aim to make mybusiness, as an art teacher and working artist, more effective and goal orientated." (JB, July 2011)

  • English Osteopath, Antibes & Monaco

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    This is a team of english osteopaths,  all highly trained, qualified and insured. They have been offering our osteopathic service to the International and local community for 10 years in Antibes and since 2010 in the Monaco clinic.
    www.englishosteopath.com

    Comments:
    "My migraines had forced me to give up work. I also felt lethargic and my legs gave way in the mornings. After 1 treatment to my head and low back the strength in my legs was back. After 3, my headaches were 85% better and I am back at work" (MG Le Rouret)
     

  • Travelling with baby

    Recommended by Janet Huillet

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    All types of baby and toddler equipment, products and toys delivered to your door from puschairs to baby monitors. All meet European safety standards.Based in Nice, St Tropez and Cognac
    sam@travellingwithbaby.com
    http://www.travellingwithbaby.com/

    Comments:
    "I have just used a service called Travelling with Baby it was fantastic. We rented some baby equipment for my grand daughters visit and they were by far the most helpful, efficient service we have used in a long time" (JH, Sep 2011)

  • Principality Nannies

    Recommended by Mia

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    Principality Nannies is an elite nanny agency  based in Monaco. They offer a bespoke placement service providing high calibre and extremely proficient nannies for families residing in Monaco and throughout the Cote dAzur. They offer a personalised service, carefully assessing each familys needs and the specific environment in which the nanny will work.
    Tel: +33 (0) 6 26 90 68 75
    Email: info@principalitynannies.co.uk
    www.principalitynannies.com

    Comments:

    “Principality Nannies was recommended to me. With a friendly and professional approach from the initial consultation to the follow up after the interviews, I was impressed with the high level of service. My questions and emails were all promptly answered and I have to say I really appreciated the extra effort made to ensure we were happy and supported throughout the entire process. All of the Nannies put forward were of excellent calibre and we are very happy with the nanny we chose. I would highly recommend Principality Nannies and Sarah Reeve’s energy and enthusiasm was refreshing, turning an initially daunting experience into a pleasant one” (Mia, October 2011)

  • Palace Prive Properties

    Recommended by Rose Ganguzza

     Palace Privé Properties is a real estate agency, which also takes care of all kind of home services from refurbishment to maintenance
    www.palace-prive-properties.com www.palaceprive.net +33 (0) 612330259

    Comments
    "Nadia is one of the most reliable and efficient people I know. I have had the good fortune of knowing her and having her take care of all my needs during the Cannes Film Festival for five straight years and because of her excellent work have recommended her to many of my colleagues in the film industry. Her work ethic is superb and the experience of being in Cannes is made all the better because of her and her ability to connect people with what they need and who they need to know"  (RG May 2012)

  • Reflexologist - Louise Vaughan-Arbuckle

    Recommended by Natalie

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    Louise Vaughan-Arbuckle is a registered Reflexologist, Maternity Reflexologist, Healer and Massage therapist with over 15 years’ experience offering holistic treatments for everything from stress and fertility issues to sore backs and pampering and from preconception to postnatal. Each appointment is tailored to your specific needs.

    Comments:
    I looked forward to my fortnightly appointments with Louise during my first pregnancy in Paris. I will never know to what extent she contributed to the fact that I felt fantastic the whole way through my pregnancy, but I really did glow and had absolutely no problems. I really valued the fact that Louise took notes and obviously reviewed them before your appointment. She takes the time to get to know you; essential if you claim to be holistic in your approach. Louise has a wonderfully caring approach and shows a genuine interest in you. I found her mere presence relaxing! I moved out of Paris whilst pregnant and continued to make the resulting 3 hour round trip back into Paris just to see her, shes that good.” (NW, Feb 2014)

  • Wimdu

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    Wimdu is an international accommodation exchange platform, where locals rent out their homes to families and travellers looking for comfortable and convenient place to stay in the city of their choice. With a range of over 750 properties in Nice to choose from, Wimdu is a great choice if you’re looking for the perfect getaway in the sun. The Wimdu selection in Nice ranges from comfortable, family-friendly villas near the sea to luxury modern conversions at the heart of the city.
    Address: Wimdu GmbH, Voltastrasse 5, Berlin
    Tel: +44 (0)20 3608 0581
    Email: contact@wimdu.com
    Website: www.wimdu.co.uk/nice  

    Comments:
    “So far, my experiences with Wimdu has been very positive - everyone I’ve met has been really nice! A personal relationship develops on both sides, which is completely different to staying in a hotel. Wimdu provides a great opportunity for travellers of all types.” (Milena, Jan 2015)