Recent Articles

  • Former mayor of Nice hopes to regain his position

    In the wake of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the recent French presidential elections, Christian Estrosi has announced his resignation from his role as president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region. The former mayor of Nice hopes to reprise the position of mayor of Nice in a vote next week. The current mayor, Philippe Pradal, has already decided to step down.

  • WWII bomb to be neutralised at dawn

    A bomb from WWII is to be neutralised at dawn in Nice tomorrow. Found last week by a marine archaeologist diving just off the Promenade des Anglais, the explosive device is located at a depth of 12 metres and is currently just 50 metres from the beaches on the Quai des Etats-Unis.

  • How did your neighbours vote?

    The south of France has followed the country-wide trend of majority support for new president-elect Emmanuel Macron, but the results are far from the landslide victories seen elsewhere in France. 55.38% of voters in the Alpes-Maritimes and just 50.85% of voters in the Var backed Macron compared to the national average of 65.68% against Marine Le Pen’s 34.32%. 

  • Macron wins French presidency

     Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist independent and former Rothschild & Cie Banque investment banker, has been elected as the President of the French Republic in a landslide victory against extreme-right Marine Le Pen and the Front National. 

  • Princess Grace Irish Library welcomes Irish pianist Una Hunt

    Princess Grace Irish Library welcomes Irish pianist Dr Una Hunt The Princess Grace Irish Library will welcome one of Ireland’s leading pianists Dr Una Hunt for a lecture on ‘Thomas Moore: Drawing Room Entertainer or Rebel Songster?’ on Friday 5th May. 

  • Riviera Insider is relocating!

    Riviera Insider and our sister publications RivieraZeit (German-language) and Palaces (bi-lingual French and English) are moving to Sophia Antipolis after two years in our offices in Villeneuve-Loubet.

  • Velella jellyfish in Monaco

    In the last few days, large quantities of the Velella jellyfish (a free-floating hydrozoan) have been spotted in the port and surrounding waters of Monaco.

  • Princess Charlene: a journey through South Africa

    Princess Charlene of Monaco has recently spent five days travelling through her home country of South Africa in the name of her foundation and as a supporter of the African nation’s Red Cross branch.