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

Château Le Cagnard: the Montparnasse of Provence

With frescos of prancing elephants and a mezzanine of artworks, plenty has changed in the Salle de Garde since the days when knights dined within these walls. Read more

Club Vivanova: luxury lifestyle gala event in Monaco

In just over a week’s time, the glamourous and sophisticated Club Vivanova will be hosting its luxury lifestyle gala event at Monaco’s Fairmont hotel. Over 320 tickets have already been sold for the black tie soirée; an impressive guest list that features the likes of ambassadors and distinguished business leaders. With a DJ and live musical entertainment, a charity auction, an exhibition of rare and collectables cars, a fashion show, and the club’s signature gourmet experience with Premier Cru champagne and premium international wines, the gala is set to be the highlight of the spring season on the Côte d’Azur.Read more

Top Marques: an event of superlatives

Supercars, super boats, superyachts and now a super ship: the line-up for the 2017 edition of Top Marques promises a record-breaking event on a seriously epic scale. Read more

Grande Braderie of Saint Tropez

It’s the shopping event of the year for the French Riviera as its pearl of a village, Saint Tropez, plays host to the annual Grande Braderie. From 28th to 31st October, the boutiques of Saint Tropez take their stores outdoors and on to the streets with extremely reduced prices for the savvy shopper. Local shops and luxury, designer brands alike take part in this famous sale (all are open from 9am to 7pm), meaning that it presents an excellent opportunity to pick up quality goods from brands such as Chanel, Gucci and Prada at a fraction of the usual price.Read more

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