Jean Gilletta: the man who built the Riviera brand

Taking over 10,000 clicks of the camera between the end of French Second Empire and the 1930s, Jean Gilletta captured many of the most iconic sights and moments of the region during this period. He is widely accredited with taking the Côte d’Azur to global renown through his prodigious collection of photographs.Read more

The start of a legacy: the Princess Charlene Foundation celebrates 5th anniversary

According to the World Health Organisation, one person drowns every 85 seconds and many of the victims are children. As a former Olympic swimmer who often talks of her love of the water, this statistic has had a profound effect on Princess Charlene. Since launching a foundation in her own name in December 2012, Monaco’s South African princess has worked tirelessly in Europe, on her native continent and around the world to ‘combat this scourge’.Read more

An international Christmas in Beaulieu

St Michael’s Church in Beaulieu-sur-Mer is extending a welcome to members of the international religious community throughout the Christmas period.Read more

No Finish Line 2017

After 194 hours of constant running, the 18th edition of Monaco’s No Finish Line came to a close on Sunday 19th November in the presence of Prince Albert II, who turned out to support participants and the event despite ongoing celebrations of the principality’s National Day.Read more

Colour & soul with Chances for Children

Riviera Insider was honoured to be invited to Chances for Children’s fundraising event at the Monaco Yacht Club on Friday 10th November by charity director Gabrielle Crump. The themes of the evening – vibrant colours, lively music and plenty of soul – came together in a 10-minute video of the foundation’s wards in Uganda, who performed a heart-warming dance via Skype for the 150 people in attendance.Read more

An open invitation to the Riviera Business Club Awards

The Riviera Business Club Awards have rolled around again and although Riviera Insider can’t yet announce the shortlist, which is to be announced during November, we can reveal the date and place of the ceremony.Read more

25 years of RivieraZeit(ung)!

The unique place, the cheerful mood of 200 happy guests, the spell of a Mediterranean full moon night… Magical! No other word can describe better our fabulous 25th birthday party at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild last June.Read more

A community against cancer: the Mimosa Ball in association with YPI

It was with genuine pleasure that I attended the annual Mimosa Ball in association with YPI, on behalf of Riviera Insider, at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort on Saturday 13th May. And what an inspirational and moving evening it was!Read more

American Independence Day celebration in Nice

The American organisation Riviera Chapter of Democrats Abroad cordially invites all Americans on the Riviera and their friends to a ‘pot luck’ picnic on 4th July in celebration of Independence Day.Read more

Lavender & Rose: the wedding planners

'Lavender & Rose' is a wedding planning business launched by Kerry Lacquement and her business partner, Jennifer Rocher. It helps plan and coordiante tailor-made wedding experiences on the French Riviera for an international clientele. Read more