Belmondo

 © Belmondo 

07 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Adieu au magnifique Belmondo

The iconic French actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88. The actor died at his home in Paris, his lawyer Michel Godest said. Belmondo burst onto the silver screen in the 1950s, but made his name during the next decade's New Wave of titles including "Breathless" and "The Man from Rio". Over his 50-year career, Bébel, as he is known in France, appeared in 80 movies, starring in both popular and auteur films and working under a variety of major French directors, from Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard to Claude Lelouch.

Bac Nord

 © Bac Nord 

07 September 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Bac Nord - a new film set in Marseille

Here's a new film, recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival in July. The northern districts of Marseille hold a sad record: the area with the highest crime rate in France. Driven by its hierarchy, the BAC Nord, a field brigade, constantly seeks to improve its results. In a high-risk sector, the cops adapt their methods, sometimes crossing the yellow line. Until the day the justice system turns against them.

Baie Des Anges

 © Baie Des Anges 

02 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture, Tourism

Marina Baie des Anges

If you are driving or taking the train between Nice and Cannes, you cannot fail to notice some of the most extraordinary contemporary architecture in France. Situated on the waterfront between Nice and Cannes is the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet with its amazing apartment buildings.

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