Recent Articles

  • France - and Nice - to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

    France has won the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of South Africa – who appeared to be the favourite in recent months – and Ireland. It will be the first time that the country has independently held the tournament on its own soil as back in 2007, grounds in Ireland and Wales were used as well as those in France.

  • Let the ski season begin!

    Following almost a metre’s dump of snow last weekend, the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur has announced that some of the local ski resorts will be opening a whole week earlier than anticipated… And that means next weekend!

  • Salon Déco Habitat in Nice

    Avid interior designer? Amateur stylist? Professional in the field? Whatever your level of skill when it comes to décor, the Salon Déco Habitat at Nice’s Palais des Expositions has something to enhance every portfolio and home.

  • Prince Albert's family visit micro-crèche

    Monaco’s sovereign family attended a new micro-crèche for children – A Farandola – in the principality earlier this week. Made possible thanks to a generous private sponsor, the concept is part of a wider approach to tackle over-crowded services in Monaco.

  • Elton John & more at the Grimaldi Forum

    French Riviera locals consider him one of their own and he’s owned a villa on Nice’s Mont Boron for many years. With such a connection to the region, it seems only right that music icon Elton John has chosen Monaco as the seat of his 50th anniversary concert on 6th December. Tickets to the show have all but sold out, although there may be a few VIP places left for the lucky ones!

  • Weekend plans sorted with Monte-Carlo Jazz

    From 16th November to 2nd December, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo's Salle Garnier will host a series of international acts under the continuing high patronage of Prince Albert II, of which the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival has enjoyed since its creation in 2006.

  • Colour & soul with Chances for Children

    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.

  • Fête Nationale: Monaco celebrates its National Day

    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.

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