Introducing Riviera Insider's editor: Elsa Carpenter

When I moved to France in August 2011, I had no idea that one year abroad for my French and Public Relations degree would be extended beyond those 12 months, let alone into seven years. Needless to say, that year changed my life.Read more

Au revoir, Petra Hall!

After more than 25 years at the helm of our publications, Riviera Press editor-in-chief Petra Hall is starting a new life. Read more

Expat Focus: Cindy Egolf

From the concert halls of Chicago to the olive groves of Liguria, orchestra conductor Cindy Egolf has spent the last 15 years chasing the sun, better food and her passion for music.Read more

The American Club of the Riviera

The American Club of the Riviera is more than half a century old, being founded in 1962, but can trace its roots back to the early days of American naval presence in the south of France. Since the end of the 19th century, the American naval fleet had been using Villefranche-sur-Mer as its European port base. In 1927, the US Propeller Club – an association that promoted the maritime industry and its various personnel throughout the world – established a base in the region and was ultimately the precursor to the current club. Naval activity increased significantly during the 1950s and 1960s with the permanent presence of the US Sixth Fleet in the Villefranche bay. Dozens of families relocated to the area during that time and the years that followed, and in 1962, the US Propeller Club evolved into the American Club of the Riviera.Read more

Expat Focus: Paul Oatway

Riviera Insider catches up with photographer Paul Oatway to find out more about his sources of inspiration as well as his dream subjects in the south of France and Monaco.Read more

Expat Focus: Lin Wolff

Riviera Insider meets Lin Wolff, the owner of the English Book Centre in Valbonne.Read more

Women of the Year

On 14th May, the Prix Monte-Carlo Femme de l’Année honoured its winners for 2018 under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco and the ceremony’s honorary president Princess Charlene.Read more

Prince Albert & friends prepare for Saint Tropez-Monaco charity ride

This coming Sunday, Prince Albert II of Monaco will be one of many famous faces participating in the annual 140km Champagne & Oyster Cycling Club charity bike ride from Saint Tropez to Monaco. The event raises funds and awareness for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.Read more

Riviera Lifeline: helping retired Anglophones across the region

Warm weather, brilliant sunshine and the aroma of wisteria welcomed the local Anglo community to the Grange in Mouans-Sartoux for the launch of Riviera Lifeline on 27th April, and as guests enjoyed generous hors d’oeuvres and free-flowing refreshments, president of the organisation Deborah Corley spoke about its mission. Read more

Charles & Camilla on the Côte d’Azur

Between 7th and 9th May, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, will be on an official visit to the French Riviera, beginning in Nice and the Promenade des Anglais in order to commemorate those affected by the July 2016 terror attack before attending a reception to celebrate the ‘longstanding links between Nice and the UK, including the fact that Her Majesty Queen Victoria regularly visited the city throughout her lifetime’.Read more

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