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  • Win family tickets to the Foire Attractions de Monaco

    There’s fun for the whole family at the annual Foire Attractions de Monaco, which runs until 19th November, with rides of all shapes and speeds, games, bumper cars, candy gloss and hotdogs. Riviera Insider has four sets of family tickets (two adults, two children) to give away and you have until 28th October to apply! The tickets allow one free go on a range of rides. 

  • Chez UMI

    From the sushi shops of Cannes to the haut gourmet Asian restaurants of Monaco, there’s no denying the popularity of eastern cuisine in our corner of the Mediterranean. Yet instead of relying on the tried-and-tested, crowd-pleasing favourites of Asiatic dining, UMI in the port of Nice is taking a different approach with a fresh, new menu of French-Asian fusion and a lively atmosphere that will take you straight from after work drinks to dinner and dancing.

  • Rolling with the times

    Tom Brault is a man’s man. Sincere, hands on and with a beaming smile shining through his bushy beard, he welcomes us into his vintage car treasure trove. Models of all sizes and build years are parked in the 1,000sqm hall. Some are in great shape, others in dire need of professional restoration. Tom, the Automobile Classic Car Club’s president, loves them all the same as if they were his children.

  • Win tickets to see the Orchestre de Cannes!

    Riviera Insider has three exciting prizes up for grabs thanks to our very talented friends at the Orchestre Régional de Cannes, which will enchant any who love the immortal sounds of piano and percussion.

  • 86 white roses against a deep blue sky

    Police officers sighed as they looked at the sky on the morning of 15th October. After the severe storm of the day before, a day on which the 86 victims of the assassination of 14th July were to be commemorated, the sun shone again from the deep blue sky. Many thousands turned out last Saturday including hundreds of those injured in the tragic event, French President François Hollande, Prince Albert II of Monaco and almost all of France’s leading politicians - only Manuel Valls was missing.

  • Underwater works begin

    Land reclamation has long been a hot topic in Monaco, but after a decade of plans and negotiations, the latest extension has finally begun. Underwater research and studies into the effect the proposed 60,000 m² could have on Monaco’s delicate marine life have officially been launched and a provisional deadline of 2025 has been set for the final competition of all construction. 

  • Orange warning weather causes disruption

    The Var has officially been placed on an orange tier weather warning following massive rainfall in the region, but other locations on the Côte d’Azur are also feeling the effects of the disruptive weather. 

  • Mission Promenade

    The city of Nice is campaigning to have its famous Promenade des Anglais enshrined on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is project that has been in motion since summer 2014, but following the horrific attacks that took place on the Promenade in July, it appears to have picked up new momentum with the launch of a new website: