The Team

Petra Hall,

Nearly 25 years ago, Petra Hall (Riviera Insider’s editor in chief) established a Riviera newspaper in German which was followed by an English version in 2003. These titles have now blossomed under the names Riviera Insider and Riviera Zeit into attractive, contemporary magazines. The goal from the beginning was to provide readers with exciting, informative and unique insights from the Mediterranean written by professional mother-tongue journalists. She has become an institution in the south of France and Monaco's media landscape.



Aila Stöckmann, Editor,

Aila Stöckmann (editor of our sister publication, Riviera Zeit) has been writing for German-speaking readers about the Côte d'Azur for more than a decade. With undiminished enthusiasm, she continues to share her experiences and encounters in the south of France. The German national has not only her feet but also her heart firmly planted in the sunny Riviera.





Michel Gomiz , Communication &

Michel Gomiz lives for his profession. For 23 years he has been working as a media consultant for fashion, jewellery and other luxury items between the Côte d’Azur and Paris. One of his hidden talents is playing the drums.






Karine Balagny, Marketing

Karine Balagny (marketing) loves the international flair of the company. After several years of living in the USA, and thanks to her experience in Sales and Events, the native of Normandy has found her dream position in our multicultural publishing house.





Carole Hébert, Secretary,

Carole Hébert (secretary) is the heart and soul of the team. Besides dealing with accounting, subscription management and reader-concerns, the native of northern France has a knack with numbers and always ensures everything in the office is ticking over perfectly. 



Vincent Artus, Artistic director,

Vincent Artus (artistic director) has a gift for transforming visions and ideas into reality. The niçois creative talent has as a penchant for clean lines and playing with white space for optimum effect and has brought a fresh, stylish look to our publication. The multi-talented creative is also a photographer and videographer.