Recent Articles

  • How Sophia Antipolis is becoming a hub for tomorrow’s automotive industry

    From the modern giants of Google and Tesla to the well-established powerhouse brands like Mercedes, Volkswagen and Audi, it seems as though every car company around today wants in on automation. The smart or self-driving vehicle is no longer a sci-fi concept, but a reality, with tests ongoing throughout Europe and the wider world.

  • Yves Klein: A colour visionary

    2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Nice-born artist Yves Klein, one of the region’s favourite and most famous sons. In an interview with Alexandre Devals, the Venet Foundation’s director and curator of its current Klein exhibition Pigment Pur, Riviera Insider learns more about the venerated colour visionary and creator of a timeless deep blue hue.

  • Reporting from the Yacht Club de Monaco

    An institution in the principality since its founding in 1953, the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) unites over 2,000 prestigious members of 66 nationalities in their love of sailing and the ocean. 

  • The story of one mountain town & its drive for alternatives

    When temperatures on the coast and in the cities soar, we can always find freshness in the lower Alps. For communities like Caille, however, changes in the climate are making the step from winter destination to summer something much more permanent.

  • Teeing off on the Côte d'Azur: Saint Endréol

    Any golfer passing along the A8 motorway should know – and make a stop at – Saint Endréol. It’s been described as one of France’s flagship courses and was designed by Michel Gayon, who is responsible for dozens of excellent sites developed in the last 30 years.

  • Armand Scholtès: a gardener of shapes

    Nature takes centre stage in the work of Armand Scholtès. This summer, a double exhibition - in both the main International Perfume Museum site in Grasse and at the establishment's gardens in Mouans-Sartoux - has been dedicated to the French artists. 

  • Explorer prince: the adventures of Albert I

    As a young boy, Prince Albert I of Monaco (1848-1922) stared out across the waters below the Palais Princier and dreamed of the days he would sail out of Port Hercules to explore new lands and seas. 

  • Getting going with Pura Vida

    While it may seem that new and exciting food trucks are increasingly ubiquitous, being able to navigate through the incessant red tape and actually start the venture is rather hard work. 

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