Recent Articles

  • Grasse shooting: 'A crazed act by a fragile young man'

    As students at the Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in Grasse headed back to classes following their lunchtime break on Thursday 16th March, a 16-year-old pupil known only as Killian in the press reportedly opened fire. While rumours quickly circled of a co-ordinated terror attack, it is now being reported by the local prosecutor that the high school pupil acted alone. While several people were injured – four by gun shots and as many as 10 more in the rush to escape the premises - there have been no fatalities and the school opened its gates this morning to welcome in students, teachers and parents.

  • A match to remember

    The legends of French and Italian football will once again battle for victory on Saturday 17th June at the Allianz Riviera stadium. This time, however, the match is for a cause greater than ever before: to raise money for the victims of the 14th July attacks in Nice.

  • VROOM Summit Monaco

    VROOM Summit is hosting its third annual event on 27th April, where investors and technology executives are invited to meet start-up finalists from an eight-city European Caravan tour at Yacht Club de Monaco. 

  • The English garden traditions of Liguria

    The historic settlement of the Riviera by the English during the 19th century is still very much present in the charming gardens along its coast. Two gardens in particular are closely connected with the English merchant family of Hanbury, who were also passionate gardeners: La Mortola near Ventimiglia, better known under the name Giardini Botanici Hanbury, and the Villa della Pergola in Alassio.

  • Ninja Warrior returns to Cannes

    Japanese in origin, the adrenaline powered extreme obstacle course Ninja Warrior is returning to Cannes for the second year running and entrants had better move quickly if they want to secure a chance of appearing on the popular TF1 show.

  • Don’t go in the water!

    Swimming in Antibes is banned until Friday morning. While some may be tempted by a refreshing dip in the sea given the warmer than usual temperatures, swimming should be avoided at all costs this week as extension works are carried out at the water treatment plant near Plage Salis.

  • Hay fever sufferers on high alert

    With temperatures reaching +20⁰C and blue skies across the region, we could be forgiven for thinking summer has already arrived on the French Riviera! There’s still a week to go until the spring equinox on 20th March, but the season’s plants are blooming and bringing with them a surge in pollen.

  • 'Simply superb!'

    What an evening and what an event! Club Vivanova’s annual luxury lifestyle gala held this last Saturday at Monaco’s Fairmont Hotel has been lauded by all those who attended and Riviera Insider would like to personally applaud club founder Bradley Mitton for putting on such an exceptional event.