High-tech meets tradition at the "Voiles de Saint-Tropez"

In Saint-Tropez, hundreds of modern and historic sailing yachts will meet for the 20th time from 29th September to 7th October. The Voiles de Saint-Tropez has become one of the most important sailing regattas in the world. The special attraction is not only the famous venue, the weather, the atmosphere and a large number of yachts, but also the unique mixture of the most modern high-tech yachts and legendary sailboats over one-hundred-years-old.Read more

The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show: Younger, richer, and more playful

2018 Monaco Yacht ShowIn 2018, the principality’s famous yacht show will be younger, fresher and more fun as a new demographic of billionaires explores the world of superyachts. In the run-up to the event, Riviera Insider caught up with the Yacht Show's visionary & long-standing managing director, Gaëlle Tallarida to find out more about the changing industry.Read more

1st Animal adoption fair in Sophia

The very first animal adoption fair will be taking place September 22nd and 23rd, 2018 at the Espace Antipolis in Sophia-Antipolis.

Organised by the ASA 06 (A Service des Animaux), the event brings together about fifty associations and shelters in the PACA region, including the local Anglo charity French Riviera Animals and the group The Walking Dogs.Read more

American Club of the Riviera annual gala

American Club of the Riviera Annual Gala


The American Club of the Riviera's annual gala was held on Wednesday, 12 September at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.Read more

2018 Business Person of the Year nominations open

2018 Business Person of the year awardThe Riviera Business Club has officially opened nominations for their Business Person of the Year award. Each year, a panel of judges chooses from a list of nominees the most successful and/or influential business person and Start-up of the year. Any individual who currently resides in the PACA Region OR the Principality of Monaco is eligible to nominate a Company of his or her choice.Read more

Christo Saint Tropez

Christo and Jeanne-Claude the London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde ParkSaint Tropez welcomed a new high-end art address to its main square this summer with the launch of the Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters in the Place des Lices. The inaugural exhibition is in homage to the work of celebrated artist Christo and his magnificent Mastaba project.Read more

Operation Christmas Child - An appeal for support

Riviera Christmas ChildThe French Riviera branch of Operation Christmas Child, an initiative started in 1990 by non-profit organisation Samaritan’s Purse, is calling on the support of Riviera Insider readers for its 2018 push. Since the project began, it has sent over 146 million shoeboxes filled with gifts to vulnerable and disadvantaged children in 150 countries around the world.Read more

Beausoleil inaugurates new escalators

New escalator in Beausoleil. Photo: Ville de BeausoleilResidents of Beausoleil now have a quicker and easier way up the steep streets. Two new escalators were inaugurated on Friday evening.Read more

West Nile Virus strikes the Cote d'Azur

Since 7 July, eleven cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the Alpes Maritimes regional health agency (ARS). These are worrisome numbers considering the virus is spread easily by mosquitos.Read more

Orange alert heatwave: How to stay safe in the record-breaking heat

This summer, the Alpes-Maritimes experienced its second hottest heatwave since 1943, with a total of ten days spent under Alerte Canicule Orange – the 2nd highest heatwave alert by the government.

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