She is the indomitable machine behind the world’s most prestigious and respected yachting show. After six years at the helm of the Monaco Yacht Show, Gaëlle Tallarida has proven time and time again that she is the woman to drive innovation and excellence at this luxury event of international renown. In the run up to the four-day exhibition, Riviera Insider caught up with the MYS director to talk about her experiences and insight into the astonishing world of the superyacht industry.
It was 35 years ago when two friends agreed to meet in Saint Tropez for a glass of wine and a race of their sail yachts. The course led from the harbour around the peninsula to the famous Pampelonne beach. The winner was the one to reach the legendary Club 55 first. The loser would buy the drinks and dinner. The two could hardly have realised that their friendly excursion would be the launch of one of the most famous races in the Mediterranean, perhaps even the world.
After four incredible and exciting months, Amber Summer is officially bidding goodnight to the summer with its closing party on Friday 30th September: open from 5pm until late with a full-glamour fashion show and live entertainment planned.
As night falls on glittering Monaco, five places will be shining particularly brightly on 7th October as Pink Ribbon Monaco lights up some of the principality’s most well-known landmarks in its signature pink. The Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Casino, Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo and the Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo will each be bathed in brilliant pink as Monaco joins with over 200 cities worldwide for the international month of breast cancer awareness.
Due to a regional strike by SNCF workers, the train network in the south of France is heavily disrupted this Monday. Just 25% of trains on the Nice - Marseille line are running and only two in five trains on the shorter Les Arcs - Grasse - Cannes - Nice - Ventimiglia is in operation.
In an effort to reduce the severity of injuries caused by motorcycling and scooter accidents, and to improve general road safety, all two-wheeled road users must wear protective gloves from 20th November. Those not abiding by the new EU regulations will be given a fine and receive infractions on their driving licence.
In 2017, the world famous Cannes Film Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. The official dates for the festival have been announced - 17th to 28th May - as have plans for a new institutional website, which will enable users to explore the 70 years of the festival's history in an entirely restored digital presentation.
Get the latest information in the run-up to and during the Monaco Yacht Show with the official mobile application. Designed to be your own personal guide to the MYS, the official App provides essential information with photography, yacht and exhibitor listings and the tools to map your best route around the show.