Recent Articles

  • Expat focus: Kim Woodey

    South African Kim Woodey, an independent yacht trainer, shares her story of how she fell in love with the region after just one night in Nice 15 years ago.

  • Summer with the International School of Nice

    Located in the heart of the French Riviera, the International School of Nice (ISN) is a private academic institution whose doors are open all year round to children of various nationalities from the ages of four to 18. Here at ISN, students are tutored following an international academic curriculum, leading them up to the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which leaves them thereafter with the qualifications to take on prestigious universities around the world. Inspiring, supporting and nourishing are the key terms of the school’s mission statement.

  • Monaco launches free screening and awareness campaign

    Monaco has reinforced its public health policy with the launch of a new screening campaign that aims to reduce the rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms in people who are most at risk: over 65s.

  • Tuiga: the flagship of the Yacht Club de Monaco

    Contemporaries of King Alfonso XIII of Spain did not consider him to be a particularly good politician, but few could teach him much about sailing. In 1909, when he was only 23 years of age, the greatgrandfather of current Spanish King Felipe commissioned a yacht from probably the most famous boat builder in Europe at the time: William Fife in Fairlie, Scotland. The vessel was to be constructed in compliance with the so-called International Rule in the 15mR class and measuring around 20 metres in length. Needless to say, he named the yacht Hispania (D5/ESP1).

  • Unknown Monaco: working for the environment

    Deriving drinking water in an ecological way for humanitarian and private purposes: from his base in Monaco, one inventor is trying to make the world a slightly better place. In this regard, his purpose matches Monaco’s. 

  • When wine moves mountains

    Dino Masala from the picturesque medieval village of Airole in the Roya Valley of Liguria had an unusual vision. He wanted to slice 10 metres off the peak of a mountain to build his dream vineyard: A Trincea.

  • The battle of the sexes rages on the red carpet

    In the two period films that have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, it seems clear that the battle of the sexes has never been more alive.

  • Riviera Water Bike Challenge

    The Riviera Water Bike Challenge will host world famous sporting icons on 4th June. The 21km race will begin at Plage Beau Rivage in Nice and end at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Twenty professional athletes have teamed up with ten amateurs to make up the ten teams, which will race on Schiller S1 water bikes, all to raise money for the Princess Charlene Foundation in Monaco. The bikes, whilst not all that fast, can reach of maximum of 10mph in calm water.

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