Recent Articles

  • Ninja Warrior returns to Cannes

    Japanese in origin, the adrenaline powered extreme obstacle course Ninja Warrior is returning to Cannes for the second year running and entrants had better move quickly if they want to secure a chance of appearing on the popular TF1 show.

  • Don’t go in the water!

    Swimming in Antibes is banned until Friday morning. While some may be tempted by a refreshing dip in the sea given the warmer than usual temperatures, swimming should be avoided at all costs this week as extension works are carried out at the water treatment plant near Plage Salis.

  • Hay fever sufferers on high alert

    With temperatures reaching +20⁰C and blue skies across the region, we could be forgiven for thinking summer has already arrived on the French Riviera! There’s still a week to go until the spring equinox on 20th March, but the season’s plants are blooming and bringing with them a surge in pollen.

  • 'Simply superb!'

    What an evening and what an event! Club Vivanova’s annual luxury lifestyle gala held this last Saturday at Monaco’s Fairmont Hotel has been lauded by all those who attended and Riviera Insider would like to personally applaud club founder Bradley Mitton for putting on such an exceptional event.

  • A tumultuous campaign

    Since the birth of France’s Fifth Republic in 1958, never has the outcome of a presidential election been so uncertain.

  • Lagerfeld and the Bal de la Rose

    This year’s Bal de la Rose (now in its 63rd year and taking place on 18th March) has been designed by the illustrious Karl Lagerfeld, a close friend of Princess Caroline of Hanover. Lagerfeld has chosen the Vienna Secession art movement as inspiration for the ball. The refined Secession style flourished in Austria and throughout Europe from 1892 to 1906 and has been selected as the representation of Monaco’s modern-day glamour. Think bright golds, Gustave Klimt and Otto Wagner!

  • Château Le Cagnard: the Montparnasse of Provence

    With frescos of prancing elephants and a mezzanine of artworks, plenty has changed in the Salle de Garde since the days when knights dined within these walls. 

  • Win a dinner for two at Château Le Cagnard

    Château Le Cagnard sits high and proud in the rustic, medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes. In a bygone era, it was the haunt of an eclectic archive of famous names - the likes of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jacques Chirac, Auguste Renoir, Robert de Niro, Greta Garbo and The Beatles - who would come here to enjoy its gourmet cuisine and impressive setting. Today, diners come to enjoy chef Stéphane Laurin's simplistic yet adventurous cuisine.