Recent Articles

  • An open invitation to the Riviera Business Club Awards

    The Riviera Business Club Awards have rolled around again and although Riviera Insider can’t yet announce the shortlist, which is to be announced during November, we can reveal the date and place of the ceremony.

  • No Finish Line: race to the stars

    After nearly 13,500 runners raced more than the distance to the moon during the 2016 No Finish Line charity run in Monaco, organisers are reaching for the stars in this year’s event. From Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th November, an estimated 14,000 participants will be hoping to break the 400,000-kilometre barrier as they raise funds for different associations in aid of sick and disadvantaged children.

  • Villa Ephrussi celebrates the pumpkin

    To mark All Saints’ Day and Halloween, the heavenly former residence of Béatrice de Rothschild on the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsular is launching its first Fête de la Citrouille or Pumpkin Festival at the end of October.

  • Afternoon tea at the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat

    It makes quite the picture: Jean Cocteau and Coco Chanel enjoying a typically English afternoon tea on the terraces of the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat. Now chef Gaëtan Fiard is reviving a tradition begun by the artistic pair in the 1950s with a delicious selection of desserts and pastries featuring products of the region.

  • Kiwi financier given extra time to purchase Picasso estate

    Pablo Picasso’s former home in the village of Mougins may have a new owner: New Zealand financier Rayo Withanage. After displaying an interest in the 800-square metre villa, which was the home of the most famous artist of the 20th century until his death in 1973, earlier this year, Withanage was reportedly unable to raise the funds for the property. He has now been given two extra months to find the cash in order to complete the sale.  

  • Le Bateleur: magic on the Cours Saleya

    For some it may be a day of superstition, but for new establishment Le Bateleur on the Cours Saleya in Nice, this coming Friday 13th October has exactly the sense of the occult and alchemy that this beer specialist is looking to create…

  • Tricky Tuesday: a day of widespread strikes

    If Tuesday 10th October is going to be a day of travel for you, then Riviera Insider highly recommends that you verify the status of your train or plane journeys before leaving the house…

  • Former UN Secretary General salutes Cannes’ green efforts

    Ban Ki-moon, the former UN Secretary General, has commended Cannes’ sustainable development and commitment to the Paris Climate Change Agreement during a visit to the city earlier today. Ki-moon was received at the mairie in Cannes by mayor David Lisnard and is currently attending the 70th Taxe Free World Exhibition at the Palais des Festivals.