Easter at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

This Easter week, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothchild will open its doors for a few exclusive days of magic and revelry in the Baroness’s home. There will be two different types of guided tours and a free family-orientated interactive mystery tour: ‘Hunt for the Stolen Painting’.Read more

"Each seed is a poem"

‘Le jardinage est écrit sur la terre’ is Jean-Luc Danneyrolles’ battle cry. For 32 years, this anarchist poet-gardener has been carefully tending the same small piece of earth in Vaucluse, nurturing and guarding the rare strains of ancient and rare vegetables to which he has devoted his life. Read more

Les Floralies

The gates of Villa Eilenroc will swing open as part of Les Floralies, a wonderful rose festival dedicated to the agricultural heritage of Cap d’Antibes, on 20th May. In the years before it became a millionnaires’ playground, the Cap d’Antibes’ predominant crop was roses. The sandy, well-drained soil was the ideal consistency for rose cultivation. Sadly, all but one of the commercial rose cultivators have left the area today.Read more

Meet Riviera Insider

For almost 15 years, Riviera Insider has been bringing its readers the latest news, features and trends from across the Côte d’Azur and Italian Riviera. From human interest stories and expat profiles to coverage of high profile events, hotly tipped restaurants, artistic and cultural endeavours, and business and finance developments in the region, our ethos is simple: see more, do more, know more.Read more

Club Vivanova: fusion dining at La Vague de St Paul

Bradley Mitton and the Club Vivanova are to host an evening of dégustation and fusion dining at countryside hotel La Vague de St Paul in early April. The evening includes a four-course fusion menu by executive chef of the four-star hotel, Akhara Chay, as well as a tasting of three premium New World wines – a speciality of Bradley – and live entertainment at the rural property.Read more

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: the iconic rose festival

The beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat will host its eighth annual edition of the Fête des Roses et des Plantes on 6th and 7th May. Often called the Great Spring Event of the Côte d’Azur, the former home of the Baroness Rothschild will be transformed into a gardener’s paradise. Some thirty odd exhibitors and professionals of the plant world (among them many rose experts) will be showcasing the most beautiful flowers and plants from the Mediterranean with a particular emphasis placed on roses.

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: a garden brunch

With nine glorious gardens, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat offers an abundance of marvel and natural beauty. On 2nd April, the famous former home of Baroness Rothschild is opening its gates and secrets to a select number of guests for a brunch in the Sèvres garden and a workshop with the property’s chief gardener André Castellan.Read more

Gardens of the Côte d'Azur

Gardens are part of the unique fabric of the Côte d'Azur. In an interview with renowned designer Jean Mus, Riviera Insider explores the changing landscape of gardening.Read more

The English garden traditions of Liguria

The historic settlement of the Riviera by the English during the 19th century is still very much present in the charming gardens along its coast. Two gardens in particular are closely connected with the English merchant family of Hanbury, who were also passionate gardeners: La Mortola near Ventimiglia, better known under the name Giardini Botanici Hanbury, and the Villa della Pergola in Alassio.Read more

'Simply superb!'

What an evening and what an event! Club Vivanova’s annual luxury lifestyle gala held this last Saturday at Monaco’s Fairmont Hotel has been lauded by all those who attended and Riviera Insider would like to personally applaud club founder Bradley Mitton for putting on such an exceptional event.Read more

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