Recent Articles

  • The myth of Saint Tropez: Brigitte Bardot in situ

    In 1957, the movie And God Created Woman was released, catapulting 23-year-old Brigitte Bardot to international stardom. The film, a tale of a sexually demented ingénue who drives the whole town mad, was based in Saint Tropez. The following year, the Bardot myth and reality overlapped when she bought La Madrague, her home at the edge of the village, and made Saint Tropez her own.

  • Jasmin Grill & Lounge: new season starting at the Hôtel Royal-Riviera

    Hôtel Royal-Riviera has just reopened its summer restaurant: the Jasmin Grill & Lounge. Together, chefs Alain Parodi and Bruno Le Bolch have infused dining at this luxury five-star resort with a whole exotic flavour.

  • RIP Sir Roger Moore

    In the early hours of 23rd May, the death of silver screen legend Sir Roger Moore was announced by his three children - Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian - at the age of 89 following ‘a short, but brave battle with cancer’.

  • World’s first cross-border PetFinder app launches in Monaco

    A revolutionary way of identifying lost pets worldwide and reuniting them with the owners has arrived in Monaco. PetWorld Global is an app-based service that was conceived by Monika Laneman, a hobby dog breeder and trainer in Estonia, following a traumatic incident where she lost her dogs while in Italy. 

  • Cannes Film Festival: Ruben Ostlund’s The Square

    Riviera Insider’s first trip to the red carpet in Cannes was to see Ruben Ostlund’s The Square. The strict dress code infuses everything with excitement and the Grand Lumière, the film industry’s greatest temple, felt much more like a theatre than a cinema. As I discretely slid into place in a simple strapless dress and pearls, other members of the audience were hoping for much more attention from the paparazzi than I, although I couldn’t help but flash a smile at the cameras. 

  • Prince Albert reaches out to the Queen

    In the aftermath of Monday’s terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, which has left 22 dead and many more seriously injured, Monaco’s Prince Albert II has reached out to Queen Elizabeth II. 

  • Where golf meets art

    Harmoniously integrated into the natural surroundings, Riviera Golf Barbossi can be appreciated by anyone with an eye for beauty. Here, the words ‘Sport is an art’ are typed on every score card.

  • The young professional advanced skin care

    In her sparkling white clinic in the centre of Monaco, 26-year-old Stephanie Cubeddu-Burns is a long way from her native North Yorkshire, but she fits in seamlessly. Her fresh and bright skin is the ideal advertisement for her company, The Advanced Skin Clinic, which she launched two years ago.