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Services in the Var

WaiterDuring 2008 the Var Village Voice website was visited by over twenty-three thousand so-called unique visitors. This new feature (February 09), will enable such visitors to browse a range of services provided in the Var, reached either via the link on every page or through the site's search facility; a search for 'caterer', for example, brings visitors straight to this page.

We hope that this feature represents a useful additional service from the VVV. If you would like to place an advert here, please contact the editor, Anita Rieu-Sicart, via this link. Information about visitor statistics for the last three years can be viewed here.

Catering and food
Travel (inc holidays and tours)
Website design

Catering and Food

Caterer - Tessa Baker

Tessa Baker35 years in the catering business – Tessa has lived in the south of France for 22 years catering on luxury yachts and Villas. Trained in French Classical Cuisine, she's travelled the world and incorporated her love of flavours into her own form of Fusion.

Recently established in Lorgues as a freelance chef caterer, she now caters dinners for two , to a wedding for a hundred , plus now in 2009 giving cookery lessons in her home.

Her entertaining experiences include French clients at the St. Tropez Restaurant where she cooked, on meeting the ‘Chef, refused to believe that she was English! “No, not Possible!” They liked the food so much.

For the Christmas Fair at Chateau de Berne, Tessa whipped up a selection of Mediaeval delights, recipes that sang with spices, apples and figs, with items like honey and saffron tart.

If you fancy having a Chef Extraordinaire in your kitchen – for a special Dinner or lunch contact Tessa by phone on 04 94 68 73 76 or by email

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Care & cultivation of the olive tree

Olive treeVar Village Voice published a small booklet on the care and cultivation of the Olive Tree in English several years ago - greatly assisted by the late Adam Curry, a former apple farmer, who turned himself into an olive expert, and kept on winning all the prizes for his oil - in order to help people with trees who were looking for information, and could only find it in French.

Bearing in mind how little information is available in English on the subject, if there is sufficient demand from readers, their friends and contacts, it just might be possible to revise, and update this booklet and reprint it. Do let me know.

Please email Anita via the contact page

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Siddalls Financial Advisors

Simon EveleighSiddalls Financial Advisors has for quite a time not had a representative available to visit clients in the Var, but at last they have been able to remedy the situation. Simon Eveleigh has just joined and is already busying himself getting to know clients up and down the region.

A former rugby player – he played for the French Rugby Club Brioude in the Auvergne for three years, and now writes a regular monthly Rugby column for the VVV, detailing the events at Toulon RC, now that Johnny Wilkinson and other famous rugby alumni have joined its ranks

He and wife and twins are now settled in St. Maximum la Ste. Baume.

Simon is operating out of the Siddalls office in Aix en Provence, and is hoping to recruit more advisors, to help him cope with clients up and down the Var region.

If you want to contact him, office no. in Aix is 04 42 12 42 75,


and one can check the website at

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Travel (inc holidays and tours)

Carolyn Moulet - Riviera Tours Coach Excursions

Riviera ToursFancy a Coach trip in the Var?

The husband & wife team of Carolyn & Serge Moulet can organise it for you.

Regular excursions are available to Monte Carlo for Formula 1, to Var Vineyards, the Menton Lemon Festival, Ventimigla Friday Market, and holiday excursions to Italy.

Just contact:

Carolyn Moulet
Riviera Tours
Quartier Le Plan,
1018 Route des Arcs,

Mob: 06 80 08 87 47
Tel 04 94 73 69 02

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Website design

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