Category Archives: The Seamy Underbelly

The Picasso Affair: Is he Guilty?

The judgement on the most curious Picasso Affair is due this week… here’s the story of €50 million worth of previously unknown Picassos that sat for years in a cardboard box in the garage. A treasure trove of Picassos came to light … Continue reading

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Fox News reports Muslim-Only No-Go Zones all over France LOL

Last week, if you watched American news channel Fox News, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Nice neighborhoods of Saint Augustin, Trachel, Pasteur, Bon Voyage, Saint-André and the Ariane were official No-Go Zones: off-limits to non-Muslims, void of police, and ruled by … Continue reading

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A Guantanamo Detainee Starts Over in Nice

After 7 horrific years in Guantanamo, how do you start over? After his questionable arrest in Bosnia in 2002 and subsequent transfer to Guantanamo, his wife and daughters fled to Nice to be with her family;  7 years later, when … Continue reading

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Man Dead for 4 Years in His Nice Apartment

To the horror of the neighbors, it turns out that Henri has been sitting in his apartment, dead, for the last 4 years. Granted, nobody had seen him for awhile; he didn’t go out much anyway and largely kept to … Continue reading

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It’s Catching: Another Victim Whomps Attacker

It must be catching:  Wednesday night a couple of Italian tourists gave a lesson in vigilante justice to a couple of local punks.  The Italians were driving through the Port around midnight, when two punks on a scooter attempted a vol à la portière:  the Nice … Continue reading

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Crime in Nice: Local Thug Beaten by Angry Granny

Two stories on crime in Nice caught my eye in this morning’s Nice-Matin, one funny, one not: After trading insults, a local man was surrounded by a couple of neighborhood thugs who started to give him a beating… in front of … Continue reading

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Living it Up in Cannes

You’ve got to hand it to Pascal: for a homeless guy, he really thinks big!    A deluxe 4-star Cannes hotel, just off the Croisette and closed for the off-season, became the private VIP digs for Pascal and his friends after breaking into … Continue reading

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Crime in Nice: Really Bad Karma

As if the ordinary juvenile delinquents on the Cote d’Azur were not enough, during the holidays we also get the big-city kind that come here for their vacation.   One such 17-year-old Parisian, here for the holidays to visit his girlfriend, decided the … Continue reading

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