Seborga re-elects its prince: Riviera insider chats with first lady Nina Menegatto

Winning the trust of the people for the second time, at the end of April this year, 129 of 325 inhabitants voted for 38-year old contractor Marcello Menegatto, officially known as Marcello I. 42 votes went to his only opponent, English journalist and radio DJ Mark Dezzani.Read more

Byblos: half a century on

The legend of Saint Tropez, the Byblos hotel, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on 17th July!Read more

Art in the hinterland: Thorenc d’Art

Creative in all its facets, the Pays de Grasse has organised a day focused on art in the area of Thorenc on 8th July.Read more

Classical music festival in the Var

Every Monday evening at 9pm from 10th July to 14th August, the gardens of the Domaine du Rayol, located in the Var, will welcome all visitors at the annual Romantic Evenings festival – Soirées Romantiques - with six outdoor concerts of classical and Mediterranean music.Read more

Forest fires in the Col de Vence and Nice

Two forest fires have occurred in the Alpes Maritimes in recent days. One destroyed a total of 27 hectacres in the Col de Vence while another broke out between Nice and Colomars.Read more

Language exchange in Saint Laurent du Var

On Wednesday 5th July, the ‘Nice Conversation’ social event in the Port of Saint Laurent du Var, organised by the local organisation La Jeune Chambre Economique Métropole Niçoise, offers an opportunity to practice your second language while expanding your network of friends.Read more

A connected future: Lufthansa to invest 500 million euros inpersonalised digital offers

Whether above the clouds or on the ground, all realms of the Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Eurowings are set to benefit from a long-term project of digital investment. Lufthansa became the first airline to offer internet access on its long-haul commercial flights back in 2003. Again in 2010, it was the first to provide broadband on intercontinental flights.Read more

Grasse Expertise: local ingenuity & passion

The city now has its own local equivalent to ‘Made in France’ — Grasse expertise — which was launched in the world capital of perfume in June. From cultivators of flowers to perfumers, manufacturers, designers, teachers and researchers, Grasse and its nearby neighbours have a unique and combined expertise in the field of fragrance.Read more

New Rodin exhibition in the south of France

A new exhibition featuring some of the most iconic bronze statues of the 19th and 20th century is coming to the south of France this summer. Rodin’s infamous bronze sculpture ‘Les Bourgeois de Calais’ will be among eight of his works on display for the new exhibition opening in the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Provence this July. The opening of the exhibition will take place from 7th July to 9th September. Fourteen other statues will be included in the exhibition, all created by Rodin’s contemporaries. Read more

Club Vivanova: Champagne & Diamonds

What could be more exciting than starting the month of July with champagne and diamonds? On Thursday 6th July, Club Vivanova will host a delightful gathering at the Tiffany & Co. boutique in Nice for an evening cocktail.Read more