Recent Articles

  • Chrysanthemum & the Fête de la Toussaint

    As I left the car and walked towards the supermarket entrance doing the usual check for my purse and if I had enough bags, my attention was caught by what looked like fields of vibrant, multi-coloured flowers. Dozens upon dozens of purple, yellow, pink and orange chrysanthemums lined the doors of the shop and people of all ages were buzzing like bees around the pots, carefully picking which ones to take home.

  • Nice ranked 15th most welcoming city in the world

    The city of Nice has been ranked as the 15th most welcoming tourism destination in the world in a recent study by TravelBird, beating all other French cities in ranking as well as the Principality of Monaco, which came just outside of the Top 50 at 52.

  • Beaches demolished in JLP

    The demolition of 10 private beaches in Juan-les-Pins began in earnest this week and will continue over the next three months. The pontoon off the Plage Estérel was the first to go on Tuesday.

  • Lorgues: terre de vins

    “A grouping of friends who share the same passion”: this is how Prince Félix von Luxembourg explains the recently founded associations of 12 winemakers from the area surrounding the village of Lorgues in Provence. The members* make the best quality wines — cru classé — and their president is the 33-year-old prince, who owns Château Les Crostes. 

  • Chateau d'Estoublon: a diamond in Provence

    Valérie Reboul-Schneider’s life was already mapped out. With her father, Ernest Schneider, as chairman of the Breitling board of directors, she could easily have slipped into a role at this famous watch company, but destiny had other plans. Today, with her husband Rémy, against the magnificent backdrop of the Alpilles, they produce quality wine and pure olive oil to the strictest organic standards. 

  • Beautiful schooner

    To his admirers, he was the Wizard of Bristol, but to his friends, he was simply Capt’n Nat. Born in Bristol, Rhode Island, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848-1938) was an exceptionally gifted naval architect and mechanical engineer who may well be the US’ finest boat builder and certainly the nation’s most successful with five winning yachts and six victories in the prestigious America’s Cup alone. 

  • 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.