In just over a week’s time, Monaco’s Palais Princier will host the first in a series of courtyard converts by renowned conductors and well-known soloists. Eight dates await classical music fans this summer, each to be enjoyed in the majestic surroundings.
The highlight of Valbonne’s summer season is the Rue(z) & Vous festival for street artists (4th to 8th July).
As part of the British government’s Requirement to Correct legislation, UK taxpayers abroad are being urged to ensure that all their foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) before the end of September. Failure to do so properly may incur new and ‘substantially higher penalties’ from 1st October, when HMRC introduces tougher fines.
Kitesurfer Matthieu Girolet has finished his epic tour of the French coast – from Dunkirk to Nice – on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. The 44-year-old from Béziers had been at sea for over a month and completed over 2,400 kilometres when he made landfall yesterday afternoon.
From the concert halls of Chicago to the olive groves of Liguria, orchestra conductor Cindy Egolf has spent the last 15 years chasing the sun, better food and her passion for music.
The American Club of the Riviera is more than half a century old, being founded in 1962, but can trace its roots back to the early days of American naval presence in the south of France. Since the end of the 19th century, the American naval fleet had been using Villefranche-sur-Mer as its European port base. In 1927, the US Propeller Club – an association that promoted the maritime industry and its various personnel throughout the world – established a base in the region and was ultimately the precursor to the current club. Naval activity increased significantly during the 1950s and 1960s with the permanent presence of the US Sixth Fleet in the Villefranche bay. Dozens of families relocated to the area during that time and the years that followed, and in 1962, the US Propeller Club evolved into the American Club of the Riviera.
For the second consecutive year, Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB) has been named Best Customer Service Private Bank and Banking Ambassador in Monaco by international magazine The European.
Riviera Insider catches up with photographer Paul Oatway to find out more about his sources of inspiration as well as his dream subjects in the south of France and Monaco.