Living on the Cote d'Azur

 

Whether you have just arrived or have been here a while, finding trusted workman, the best hairdresser, medical contacts, information on schools etc can be a challenge!

 

The owners of KidooLand moved to France with young children in 2004 and have been building up their local info and experiences ever since. If they don't know the answer, they will definitly know who to ask!

 

For up to the minute tips from locals join our Facebook Group Living on the Cote d'Azur

 

Here are some of their top recommendations....

 

Check out our BLOG where we will be posting our latest finds in more detail ...

The KidooCommunity

Living on the Cote d'Azur
 USEFUL WEBSITES & FACEBOOK GROUPS

AngloInfo a local network resource for expats

Riviera Radio for local news and info in English

Trades Valbonne Facebook page for finding local workman

Carboot Valbonne for buying and selling private adverts.

English Carers, Teachers etc Facebook group

Working and setting up Cote d'Azur  Team Cote d'Azur

 

Personal Assistant, Admin, Concierge

It can be daunting dealing with the French Administration process.

From buying a house to selling a car, starting a company, hiring home help you may need a helping hand along the way.

 

Due to personal recommendations, we are happy to suggest you contact ....

 

WHAT'S ON FOR FAMILIES

 

 

 

Here are a few important links to online guides for recreational activities on the French Riviera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Of course there is KidooLand weekends & holidays and Performing Arts for theatre and dance after school,..we also have AdoLand holidays for the tweens and teens..but if you are looking for something new / different / french .. here are some we have tested...

 

The COV Club Omnisports de Valbonne...we have personally tested multisports, archery, fencing, sailing ... it's easy to park, subsidised by the state so good value and does what it says on the tin!

 

The Antibes Music School tested with our teens in summer 2015 - they LOVED it! New concept new venture worth checking out ..

 

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Récréa Nice is there to tell you all about your family outings in Nice and the Alpes Maritimes ..

Les sorties famille à Nice et Alpes-Maritimes..les bons plans spectacles etc.

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION

 

For all parents their child's future is really important and the stepping stones taken are not taken lightly. Over the years we have gained valuable  experience and insight into many of the schools on the Cote d'Azur either through our own children but also in chatting to many of our clients.

We also held a one off parent exchange afternoon where parents from many different schools were on hand to share and exchange their educational journeys. If there was interest, we could possibly run this again in the spring.

 

Sadly I don't have enough time to give individual information and advice so we recommend you use our facebook group to get in touch with local parents for their input (you can also do a search to find recent posts) ..Living on the Cote d'Azur

 

We don't claim to know it all but we do believe we know the people who can give you the inside knowledge and can do that through our Facebook page for:

Institut de Fenelon in Grasse, Maria Mater in Roquefort Les Pins, EBICA in Sophia Antipolis, Mougins school, ISN in Nice, Colibris Biot, the Montessori Schools in Grasse and Antibes, the International Primary school programme run by ASEICA in Sartoux Primaire, Trois Collines , and the Colleges CIV Valbonne, Cesar, Eganaude, Nikki de St Phalle, Stanislas and Lochabair in Cannes, Notre Dame de Tramontaine in Juan Les Pins, the Ecoles Pin d'Epice de Sucre and Pegomas.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Of course there is KidooLand weekends & holidays and Performing Arts for theatre and dance after school,..we also have AdoLand holidays for the tweens and teens..but if you are looking for something new / different / french .. here are some we have tested...

 

The COV Club Omnisports de Valbonne...we have personally tested multisports, archery, fencing, sailing ... it's easy to park, subsidised by the state so good value and does what it says on the tin!

 

The Antibes Music School tested with our teens in summer 2015 - they LOVED it! New concept new venture worth checking out ..

 

HAIRDRESSERS & BEAUTY

Headhunters - Valbonne

HeadHunters Hair and Beauty Specialists.  It is possibly the only British salon on the coast, in valbonne Village. The bilingual team operate in a relaxed and friendly , customer focused environment.

 

 

 

 

 

MASSAGE

Baby Massage

Julia Edgely BSc(Hons)Homeopathy L.C.H.E runs regular baby massage classes in English from  The Antibes Practice, Antibes and the Osteo. Practice, Mouans-Sartoux

Tel; 0627096857

 

Massage for Adults

Kate Threadgold Massage  provides different Massages techniques from Californian to Sports as well as Well being and Sugaring treatments in Le Rouret and mobile by appointment .

 

 

 

GARAGE & MECHANICS

 

We are currently testing a mechanic based in Mouans Sartoux for you. If they pass the test we will post more details!

MOVING & SETTLING IN

 

KidooLand is obviously a great place to start on your settling in and fact finding early days.

Here are some other helpful resources for making that move...

 

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