Riviera Insider was honoured to be invited to Chances for Children’s fundraising event at the Monaco Yacht Club on Friday 10th November by charity director Gabrielle Crump. The themes of the evening – vibrant colours, lively music and plenty of soul – came together in a 10-minute video of the foundation’s wards in Uganda, who performed a heart-warming dance via Skype for the 150 people in attendance.
The history of Monaco’s National Day goes back to 1857, when then-Prince Charles III designated a day of feasting and celebrations for his people. Upon his ascension to the throne in 2005, Prince Albert II decided to continue the 19th November tradition, which falls on Saint Rainier’s Day, in memory of his father, Prince Rainier III, who had died just six months earlier.
The magical setting of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild becomes a winter wonderland this festive season with two exquisite cultural offerings.
The Hotel Windsor in Nice is inviting the public within its walls to discover the Camera, Camera exhibition on 25th and 26th of November. The art fair includes contributions from 22 different galleries, such as those in New York, Seoul and Paris. Many of the rooms also display video installations and contemporary art by over one hundred artists.
For the first time in the history of the adrenaline and jet-powered competition, the Red Bull Air Race Wold Championship is heading to France. Cannes has been selected as the location for the second stage of the international event, which begins in Abu Dhabi on 2nd February 2018. The City of Film will host Round 2 on 21st and 22nd April.
The French Riviera and Corsica have been placed on yellow storm alert ahead of continuing adverse conditions. Stormy weather – including violent thunder and lightning – is the main cause of concern, but the sudden and heavy snowfall in the Mercantour and Southern Alps may give way to avalanches in some zones.
Riviera Insider has a number of tickets to give to lucky readers and their +1s for Le Beatbox se la joue Classique performance on Friday 2nd February 2018 at 8.30pm (worth 60€).
While the rainfall of recent days has gone some way to replenishing water reserves after a hot and dry summer, it hasn’t been able to rectify the damage caused to Menton’s famous lemons. Following the long drought of 2017, farmers in the region are expecting their harvests to fall by 30%.