Recent Articles

  • Record chill on the Côte d’Azur

    It has been one of the coldest starts to the week on record for the French Riviera with temperatures well below zero even in its coastal cities. High winds are predicted tonight for the lower Alps and the cold snap continues on the coast.

  • Monaco kicks off the FIA World Rally Championship

    It’s the sport’s longest-standing fixture and canvases some of the most beautiful terrain in Europe. From Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd, the 85th edition of the famous Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo will test the drivers’ skills, nerves and determination as well as their cars in 17 high speed stages through the lower Alps and the French Riviera. 

  • Club Vivanova celebrates Australia Day

    Club Vivanova is joining with a host of luxury partners for its celebration of the New Year and Australia Day on 26th January. The exclusive, members-only event will feature the fantastic produce of Champagne De Watère and a degustation of an Australian sparkling Shiraz at the newly opened lifestyle club Thirty Nine Monte Carlo in Monaco.

  • Changing of the guard

    New faces for a new year: Georges-François Leclerc has assumed his new role as Prefect for the Alpes-Maritimes; Jean-Pierre Savarino has been elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Nice-Côte d’Azur region; and Benjamin Levy has taken the baton as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for the Orchestre Régional de Cannes PACA.

  • Where the great minds of tomorrow grow

    From nursery through to high school, students at the International School of Monaco develop and evolve in a thoroughly multicultural environment and its internationally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) ensures that its pupils can gain access to the most prestigious universities around the world. Riviera Insider takes a tour of this exceptional educational institution.

  • Catcher of the light: Giacomo de Pass

    After New York to Washington, Venice, Moscow and Tokyo, now Peymeinade; that’s how they introduced Giacomo de Pass’ exhibition. The question is not only ‘Why Peymeinade?’, but also ‘Why now?’ This artist of global renown has been living here for almost 40 years, but his presence has gone largely unnoticed by the public – until now. 

  • Cheaper days out by train

    From today until Sunday 19th February, TER PACA are offering a 40% discount on all weekend journeys in the region. In line with the annual six weeks of winter sales, the region’s rail provider has decided to off discounted rates for all passengers.

  • Thank You Obama dinner

    The Riviera Chapter of the Democrats Abroad is extending an invitation to a Thank You Obama dinner next week to friends and supporters in the region. Hosted by the Restaurant Le Koudou on the Promenade des Anglais, the casual evening with provide an opportunity to share in the memories of and discuss exiting President Barack Obama’s term in office.  

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