Recent Articles

  • Region placed on heatwave alert

    This week, 12 departments across France, including the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes, have been placed heatwave alert by Météo France. Temperatures should reach their peak at midday on Thursday with 33°C on the beaches and close to 40°C in the valleys.

  • Hermann's tortoise needs our help

    Back in 2003, wild fires oblitereated sections of the forest in the Esterel and Maures mountain ranges in the Var department, destroying more than 200 square kilometers  of forestry. This summer has seen an unfortunate relapse and the area has suffered greatly from droughts, strong winds, intense heat and, once again, forest fires.

  • A summer with the Casino de Monte-Carlo

    At the heart of Monaco, the Casino de Monte-Carlo holds a privileged seat as perhaps the world’s most eminent gambling venue. This summer, the select location is inviting all risk-takers to a new event that no one has seen before…

  • The wildfires of Provence

    In recent weeks, the Côte d’Azur has experienced more than its fair share of the summer heat with numerous wildfires sparked in the Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Bouches du Rhônes departments. While the situation now appears to have stabilised, in part thanks to the drop in winds, more than 6,000 firefighters have struggled against the flames that have ravaged nearly 7,000 acres of vegetation across the south of France.

  • Chagall: trading colour for form

    Marc Chagall is an artist we think we know. When someone mentions his name, certain images will come to mind — floating figures in the sky, perhaps a married couple, a goat, a bouquet, a brightly coloured fiddler, a cockerel, a village… We see this artist as brightly coloured dreamscapes. The fact that Chagall lived locally and depicted Vence and St Paul de Vence so beautifully makes him even more special. However, the current exhibition at Musée Marc Chagall in Nice, which is open until 28th August, provides a rare opportunity to reconsider this artist through his sculpture work.

  • The Taming of the Shrew in New York

    Director and choreographer of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Jean-Christophe Maillot headed stateside last week for six performances of The Taming of the Shrew - La Mégère Apprivoisée in French - at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. 

  • The ultimate wedding venue: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

    As one of the most magical settings of the French Riviera, it’s no wonder that the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild has become a favourite among international couples seeking a location beyond reproach. To find out more, Riviera Insider speaks to wedding planner Monica Delevaux of Haute Wedding.

  • New electric car rental service in Nice

    On 27th July, Nice inaugurated a new car rental service dubbed Izzie. In the presence of Philippe Pradal, deputy to the Mayor of Nice, and Anne De Bagneux of the Autobleue company, the new concept was revealed to the public on the Place Masséna.