Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • Italian food festival in Antibes and Nice

    Back for its 13th year in Nice, the Italian food festival Italie à Table promises to be bigger and more delicious than ever before. The festival will also be taking place in Antibes (from 1st to 5th June) for its second year due to popular to demand and will return to its birthplace in Place Masséna the following weekend (9th to 11th June). In both locations, the finest Italian producers will gather together for an unmissable event full of excellent and authentic Italian culture and food.

  • 75th anniversary of Monaco Grand Prix

    It’s a landmark year for the Monaco Grand Prix as the historic Formula 1 race celebrates its 75th anniversary on the roads of the principality.

  • Monaco’s first edition of Le Jardin Exotique en Fête

    For over 75 years, the Exotic Garden of Monaco has been collecting the rarest varieties of succulent plants and showcasing them in a privileged site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. During the first weekend of June, the City Council of Monaco hopes to welcome many families to the first edition of Le Jardin Exotique en Fête, two days of discovery and entertainment.

  • Superfood: fresh from the kitchen

    Forget fruits and vegetables; sprouts are the new, true miracle food. Riviera Insider meets with Angelika Fürstler, whose VeganSuperYacht start-up is creating waves aboard luxury vessels. Ever since cress and microgreens joined her diet, Angelika Fürstler has been feeling better than ever before. The advantages? The early sprouts of produce can grow in almost any climate and at any time of the year are ripe within just a few days and are full of vitamins, minerals and helpful enzymes.

  • The myth of Saint Tropez: Brigitte Bardot in situ

    In 1957, the movie And God Created Woman was released, catapulting 23-year-old Brigitte Bardot to international stardom. The film, a tale of a sexually demented ingénue who drives the whole town mad, was based in Saint Tropez. The following year, the Bardot myth and reality overlapped when she bought La Madrague, her home at the edge of the village, and made Saint Tropez her own.

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