Recent Articles

  • Paloma Beach reopens in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

    Pierre Banoori one of the most beautiful spots in the French Riviera, Paloma Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is considered an institution. Opened in 1948, the restaurant and private beach has been a cherished getaway for generations of visitors. But for the past few years, they have been in a battle with the local government to stay in business. Due to the recent Loi Littoral requiring only a temporary structure and a max of 20% of beach space to be privatized, the restaurant's legendary beach area had been closed down by the city. "Sauvez Paloma Beach" is an organization supporting the fate of the restaurant and recently won (temporarily) its case against the administration of the peninsula and the private beach reopened on 29 June.   

  • 4th of July Celebrations on the French Riviera

    American Independence Day by Karen Arnold (c) CC0 Public Domain Whether you are an American living on the Cote d’Azur or someone who loves American culture, the 4th of July is the day to celebrate American Independence. Each year, cities along the Riviera celebrate the American Independence Day at restaurants and through American clubs and organisations.  

  • Cannes Lions: The epicentre of creativity

    Cannes Lions 2019From 17 - 21 June, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity brought together the most creative and innovative minds in the world for five days of knowledge sharing, inspiration and networking, turning downtown Cannes into a melting pot of insights and ideas.

  • In Your Element Festival: Monaco's first wellness festival

    In Your Element FestivalThe first wellness and fitness festival in Monaco will be held on July 6 and 7, 2019 at World Class Gym and The Columbus Hotel. The festival will feature health and wellness experts, athletes, and influencers across sports, fitness, nutrition, health, beauty, and wellbeing. 

  • Women’s World Cup semifinal: US vs England

    FIFA Women's trophy (c) FIFA via Getty ImagesFriday night’s Women’s World Cup quarter-finals match in Paris was presumably the most anticipated match since the beginning of the competition. The American team beat France 2-1, moving them on to the semi-final. Tomorrow’s match in Lyon sees a showdown between the US and England, followed by the Netherlands vs Sweden.

  • Heatwave breaks records across France

    The last two weeks of June brought a shocking heatwave across Europe. In France, many cities broke records with the highest recorded temperature in history. After red alerts in the last week of June, the end is in sight. The alert has been downgraded to orange for the Alpes-Maritimes with an expected end to the "canicule" Tuesday night, 2 July.

  • Artist Stefan Szczesny conquers the village of Les Baux-de-Provence

    Szczesny Exhibit in Les Baux-de-Provence (c) Stefan SzczesnyArtist Stefan Szczesny has conquered the village of Les Baux-de-Provence has been taken over with many and varied pieces of art. Stefan Szczesny, a Munich-born cosmopolitan artist who has lived in Saint Tropez for years, has come to make the village a stage for a quantitatively and qualitatively impressive art show.

  • Win tickets! St Tropez Classic Tennis Tour

    St Tropez Classic Tennis TourSome of the world's greatest tennis legends come to St Tropez for a friendly and fun tournament in a gorgeous setting. Riviera Insider has a few pairs of tickets for lucky winners to attend the Classic Tennis Tour on Saturday, 20 July. Read more for details.