Recent Articles

  • 2018 Readers Survey

    A new project for the New Year… Most of us start with at least one resolution and, at Riviera Insider, ours for 2018 is getting to know our readers better. We want to know how we can improve our service as the only independent English-language print publication for the region and find out what you think of our magazine and how you read it. 

  • Corsica: escape the continent

    When an allusion of the weather allowed us to see the blue silhouettes of Cap Corse in the early winter, it seemed as though the island was within touching distance. Its dramatic natural geography, however, stands it worlds apart. 

  • Urban gardening: Terre de Monaco gains ground

    When Swiss-born Jessica Sbaraglia moved to Monaco in 2010, it was with a pencil in her hand rather than the spade she holds today. Her work was creative – the 29-year-old was employed at a yacht design company – but wasn’t fulfilling.

  • A place called Mountain

    As we approach the village from the south, it appears out of a cloudy haze that has followed us from the coast. The 17th century fort, which was built by Louis de Lombard on foundations laid down 800 years earlier, and the church steeple mark Gourdon’s highest points. They give this feudal village a sense of majesty and dominance over the rocky prospect.

  • Becoming you: child-friendly learning at a Montessori school

    No grades, free work and mixed activities: often viewed critically, but in fact, full of opportunities, Montessori education is experiencing a global upswing. A school in Sophia-Antipolis shows Riviera Insider how lessons can be taught in a different way. 

  • 2018 Readers Survey

    A new project for the New Year… Most of us start with at least one resolution and, at Riviera Insider, ours for 2018 is getting to know our readers better. We want to know how we can improve our service as the only independent English-language print publication for the region and find out what you think of our magazine and how you read it. 

  • What better way to warm up?

    “I’ve heard it’s really nice!” and “I’ve been wanting to go there for a while…” are phrases perennially heard when people talk about La Canna Suisse, Cannes’ only fondue and raclette restaurant. The fact that it is located on the side of a main road, not dissimilar to a Little Chef on the M6, may explain why people’s desire to eat there never manifests into an actual visit. However, once you get over the somewhat unorthodox location of 23 Rue Forville, you will discover that Cannes’ little corner of Switzerland is a restaurant well worth visiting – just make sure you book in advance.

  • Art & corruption: an interview with Georgina Adam

    When Jussi Pylkkänen brought down the hammer on Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi on 16th November 2017 in New York City, it was an audacious act of death or glory. Onlookers were amazed, shocked and delighted: Christie’s had reclaimed its position as the number one auction house and the art market had made another great leap forward, with dizzying rewards. t was a high risk strategy and even on the day of the sale, there was speculation that the picture would not reach its guarantee of $90,000,000 USD, let alone the eventual hammer price of $400,000,000 USD.

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