Recent Articles

  • Mimosa Coffee Morning

    Raise a cup for a good cause! Mimosa Matters is starting the new year off with a great goal: to host the largest Coffee Morning in the South of France. But they need our help to do it.

  • The 2019 Rallye Monte-Carlo

    The 87th edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo kicks off today, 22 January and lasts until 27 January. Organised with the Automobile Club de Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Rallye is the season opener for the FIA World Rally Championship. The exciting and nerve-wracking race will see cars racing through rugged and steep mountains, covering around 100 km per day. 

  • New Horizons for Monacair

    (C) MonacairMonacair Helicopter service celebrates their 30th year as one of the main helicopter transport services for the Principality. Monacair offers transfer services between Monaco heliport and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in France, as well as helicopter tours of the French Riviera and private flight charters to all destinations within a radius of 500 km of Monaco. They are now looking to expand their horizons as an airline service.

  • Ticket giveaway! La Harpe au Sommet with Isabelle Moretti

    Isabelle Moretti (C)ericlarraydieuWin tickets to the Cannes Orchestra and see a world-famous harpist!

    The Orchestra de Cannes is hosting a lovely evening with a world-renowned harpist, Isabelle Moretti. Known for her radiant and enthusiastic personality, Isabelle plays her instrument with generosity, sincerity and nobility. Her solo repertoire ranges from 18th-century chamber music, sonatas for pedal harp, to complex contemporary creations which she often features in her recitals. Isabelle even performed a ragtime with Mstislav Rostropovitch in Evian.

  • The end of an era: Madame Augier, owner of Negresco dies

    Madame Jeanne Augier (C) DRThe start of 2019 saw the loss of one of Nice’s most iconic personalities. On 7 January, Madame Jeanne Augier, owner of the Negresco Hotel since 1957, passed away at the age of 96. She was influential in bringing the city of Nice to world recognition with the grand hotel that she inherited from her father. Together with her husband, Paul Augier, they made the Negresco a luxurious palace that became a favourite with the rich and famous. 

  • Nice's Up-and-coming artist Olga Kozlova

    Olga KozlovaOlga Kozlova is a young abstract artist based in Nice, but unlike many other budding creatives following the ‘starving artist’ path, she works full-time at a tech company in Sophia- Antipolis. In fact, she has a PhD in Computer Science, with a focus on artificial intelligence.

  • Buying a property in France through an SCI

    French Property, CC0 Public Domain Did you know that you can purchase a French property as a ‘civil company’? There are many advantages to such a purchase, including the tax structure, and inheritance planning. If you are thinking about buying a property in France to be used as a principal or a second home, there are several advantages to proceed with an SCI. Property lawyer Zoubaïda Bouzou of Isegoria Conseils gives us some excellent information for those buying or looking to buy an investment property in France.

  • Photographer Thomas Lemaire: Nice’s rising star

    Thomas Lemaire and one of his award-winning photographs. (c) Thomas Lemaire PhotographyThomas Lemaire is one of the region's youngest artists, but his photography of the Côte d’Azur has already been featured on websites for the tourism board, professional corporate campaigns and in several exhibitions. His popularity only continues to grow. Riviera Insider speaks with this rising star before he blasts off to stardom.