Recent Articles

  • Kings of cuisine: chefs gather at Les Etoiles de Mougins

    It is a rare occasion to see so many chefs in one place (and not in the kitchen), but Les Étoiles de Mougins has become an unmissable date in the calendar for culinary masters the world over. With over 120 chefs of the highest caliber expected at the 2017 gastronomic rendez-vous, I headed to Mougins to meet chef Denis Fetisson, the owner of La Place de Mougins and L’Amandier, and learn more about this iconic festival.

  • Results of the French parliamentary elections

    Six out of nine districts in the Alpes-Maritimes have voted in a left-wing Les Republicains candidate in the second round of France’s parliamentary elections. In the remaining three districts (called circonscriptions in French) candidates from new president Emmanuel Macron’s beat back opposition from the Front National. For the Var, just two out of eight districts supported Les Républicains’ MPs while five seats went to En Marche candidates and the final district going to a Mouvement Démocrate - La République en Marche politician. 

  • 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.

  • #Whatwomenwant

    From skincare and food supplements through to casualwear, bikinis and beach accessories, handbags, shoes, evening attire and lingerie, the new concept store LOONA has created a world for women within its Monaco boutique. 

  • Purebred Arabian Horse Championship in Menton

    The annual purebred Arabian horse ‘Best in Show’ competition will take place Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July in Menton. Arabian horses are a distinct and popular breed of horses – recognisable for their strikingly chiselled head, gracefully arched neck and high tail carriage. Originally bred in the Arabian Peninsula in 1500BC, this breed is one of the oldest in the world.

  • A Long Goodbye to Deep Purple

    The legendary English hard-rock band Deep Purple play one last time in Monaco in the illustrious Salle des Étoiles as the opening act to the Monte Carlo Summer Sporting Festival. Deep Purple have been likened to Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath, and are known as true pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock since their formation in 1968.

  • A global programme

    For a long time now, Riviera Insider editor-in-chief Petra Hall has wanted to interview Kazuki Yamada. It’s no surprise why: the international career of this astounding 37-year-old has led him to be venerated as one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation. It takes him around the world and so the new artistic and musical director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo is staying in the principality for just two months…

  • 9th Monte-Carlo beach volleyball competition

    Monaco’s glamourous Larvotto beach will see the captivating ninth edition of the FxPRO Monte-Carlo beach volleyball women’s competition from 17th to 18th June.