Riviera Insider is relocating!

Riviera Insider and our sister publications RivieraZeit (German-language) and Palaces (bi-lingual French and English) are moving to Sophia Antipolis after two years in our offices in Villeneuve-Loubet.Read more

France's worst train service

The south of France holds the record for having the most train delays in the entire country. More than 15% of TER trains arrived in the station at least five minutes later than announced late between April 2016 and March 2017.Read more

47th ExpoRose: a paradise of roses in Grasse

The largest rose festival in Europe is celebrated annually in Grasse. This year, the 47th edition of the ExpoRose takes place from 12th to 14th May and offers a relaxing weekend inspired by the queen of flowers.Read more

Front National dominates French Riviera

The traditional right has been dealt a blow in the south of France during the first round of presidential elections with over two thirds of communes in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var casting their ballots in favour of Marine Le Pen and far-right political group the Front National. Le Pen received almost a third of all votes to come ahead of conservative candidate François Fillon and centrist Emmanuel Macron. Read more

Reinforced resources at all polling stations in Nice

In light of the threats to the upcoming presidential election – with the first round of viting taking place on Sunday 23rd April – Christian Estrosi, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, has announced a series of security measures to ensure that the polling runs smoothly. The prominent politician also declared: “Never before have there been such threats to the election campaign in France.”Read more

Fake Nice terror victims imprisoned

While dozens laid dead and hundreds more were injured on the Promenade des Anglais in the wake of the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, one couple was busy taking advantage of the situation.Read more

Prince Albert II reacts to Dortmund bomb attack

The Champions League quarter final between the Borussia-Dortmund and AS Monaco team, has been postponed following an reported attack on the German team’s bus.Read more

Nice Jazz Festival 2017

What better way to celebrate the warm days of summer on the Côte d’Azur than through music. The programme for the upcoming Nice Jazz Festival has now been published and the historic event is inviting some exciting artists from all over the world to play on the Place Masséna stage from 17th to 21st July. Read more

Menton music festival: programme released

This summer, let yourself be carried into the sweet sound of musical classics and other exotic discoveries introduced by Menton’s scenic landscapes and most talented artists in the world. From 29th July to 13th August, Menton will be hosting its famous Festival de Musique de Menton, a tradition which the town holds dear to their heart since centuries and birthed by André Böröcz.Read more

Teenage girls arrested amid plans to attack Nice

Two girls, 15 and 17, have been arrested following suspicions they may have been preparing a bomb attack in the L’Ariane quartier of Nice and in Levens. The teens were arrested by the General Directorate for Internal Security on 1st April and have been placed under police surveillance whilst the investigations continue.Read more