Recent Articles

  • Changing of the guard

    New faces for a new year: Georges-François Leclerc has assumed his new role as Prefect for the Alpes-Maritimes; Jean-Pierre Savarino has been elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Nice-Côte d’Azur region; and Benjamin Levy has taken the baton as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for the Orchestre Régional de Cannes PACA.

  • Where the great minds of tomorrow grow

    From nursery through to high school, students at the International School of Monaco develop and evolve in a thoroughly multicultural environment and its internationally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) ensures that its pupils can gain access to the most prestigious universities around the world. Riviera Insider takes a tour of this exceptional educational institution.

  • Catcher of the light: Giacomo de Pass

    After New York to Washington, Venice, Moscow and Tokyo, now Peymeinade; that’s how they introduced Giacomo de Pass’ exhibition. The question is not only ‘Why Peymeinade?’, but also ‘Why now?’ This artist of global renown has been living here for almost 40 years, but his presence has gone largely unnoticed by the public – until now. 

  • Cheaper days out by train

    From today until Sunday 19th February, TER PACA are offering a 40% discount on all weekend journeys in the region. In line with the annual six weeks of winter sales, the region’s rail provider has decided to off discounted rates for all passengers.

  • Thank You Obama dinner

    The Riviera Chapter of the Democrats Abroad is extending an invitation to a Thank You Obama dinner next week to friends and supporters in the region. Hosted by the Restaurant Le Koudou on the Promenade des Anglais, the casual evening with provide an opportunity to share in the memories of and discuss exiting President Barack Obama’s term in office.  

  • The mayor of the arts

    Former attorney Gérard Delhomez has been the mayor of Peymeinade, a few kilometres to the west of Grasse, since 2014. Despite his academic background, Delhomez is an avid supporter of the arts and of culture, particularly within his 8,000 population community. In an interview with Riviera Insider, he explains why.

  • Modern learning

    The Ecoles Internationales Billingues (EIB) are a network of four establishments in locations across the Côte d’Azur: Le Pain d’Epice in Nice for nursery and primary age children; the Collège-Lycée Lafayette in Nice for children up to the ages of 18; Le Pain de Sucre in Cagnes-sur-Mer for children  in nursery and primary school; and the Le Pain de Sucre 3 in Pégomas also for nursery and primary classes.

  • Côte d’Azur link to Kardashian robbery

    A Grasse citizen is believed to be among the 17 people arrested in connection with the alleged robbery of American celebrity Kim Kardashian West. Raids and arrests have taken place across France and Belgium this week as police experience first major break-through since the theft last October in Paris.