Recent Articles

  • Monaco’s land extension moves above water

    © Michael Alesi/Direction de la CommunicationA major milestone has been reached for the Principality of Monaco’s ambitious land extension project, with the first of 18 concrete caissons rising out of the Mediterranean.

  • Monaco & the Ocean

    For over a century, the Princes of Monaco have been fascinated by – and dedicated to – the ocean. Explore their personal journeys of protection and exploration in a new interactive space and exhibition that were opened earlier this summer at the Oceanographic Museum.

  • Introducing Riviera Insider's editor: Elsa Carpenter

    When I moved to France in August 2011, I had no idea that one year abroad for my French and Public Relations degree would be extended beyond those 12 months, let alone into seven years. Needless to say, that year changed my life.

  • Au revoir, Petra Hall!

    After more than 25 years at the helm of our publications, Riviera Press editor-in-chief Petra Hall is starting a new life. 

  • Bandiera Blu

    With a total of 64 environmental Blue Flags, the FEE has crowned Liguria the King of Clean Beaches in Italy. Since 1987, the famous flags have been hoisted on beaches where certain environmental and eco-friendly as well as waste management and public safety conditions have been met. The campaign covers beaches, marinas and lakes.  Following Liguria in 2018 is the Tuscan region and – surprise, surprise – Campania in southwestern Italy. 

  • Pavillon Bleu

    Across France, just shy of 400 beaches in 186 communes have been awarded a Blue Flag or Pavillon Bleu for 2018. The Alpes-Maritimes has lost five beaches from the scheme (Bijou in Cannes, Pont Dulys, Garoupe Ouest, Grande Plage Juan-les-Pins and Gallice in Antibes, and Mala in Cap d'Ail), but added one: Carras in Nice. The Var has remained stable with 45. 

  • A family affair: Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit

    It isn’t often that you come across a whole family working beneath one roof anymore, let alone in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Yet Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit in Antibes has just that: the doting father, a welcoming wife and two talented sons, including one who put his travelling days behind him to return to the paternal kitchen. 

  • The Gold of the Pharaohs

    Gold and Ancient Egypt: both together and apart, these are two subjects that have long beguilded people around the world. Ten years after the Queens of Egypt exhibition, one of the Grimaldi Forum’s most successful ever events, the cultural centre has returned to this fascinating theme.