Recent Articles

  • Catcher of the light: Giacomo de Pass

    After New York to Washington, Venice, Moscow and Tokyo, now Peymeinade; that’s how they introduced Giacomo de Pass’ exhibition. The question is not only ‘Why Peymeinade?’, but also ‘Why now?’ This artist of global renown has been living here for almost 40 years, but his presence has gone largely unnoticed by the public – until now. 

  • Cheaper days out by train

    From today until Sunday 19th February, TER PACA are offering a 40% discount on all weekend journeys in the region. In line with the annual six weeks of winter sales, the region’s rail provider has decided to off discounted rates for all passengers.

  • Thank You Obama dinner

    The Riviera Chapter of the Democrats Abroad is extending an invitation to a Thank You Obama dinner next week to friends and supporters in the region. Hosted by the Restaurant Le Koudou on the Promenade des Anglais, the casual evening with provide an opportunity to share in the memories of and discuss exiting President Barack Obama’s term in office.  

  • The mayor of the arts

    Former attorney Gérard Delhomez has been the mayor of Peymeinade, a few kilometres to the west of Grasse, since 2014. Despite his academic background, Delhomez is an avid supporter of the arts and of culture, particularly within his 8,000 population community. In an interview with Riviera Insider, he explains why.

  • Modern learning

    The Ecoles Internationales Billingues (EIB) are a network of four establishments in locations across the Côte d’Azur: Le Pain d’Epice in Nice for nursery and primary age children; the Collège-Lycée Lafayette in Nice for children up to the ages of 18; Le Pain de Sucre in Cagnes-sur-Mer for children  in nursery and primary school; and the Le Pain de Sucre 3 in Pégomas also for nursery and primary classes.

  • Côte d’Azur link to Kardashian robbery

    A Grasse citizen is believed to be among the 17 people arrested in connection with the alleged robbery of American celebrity Kim Kardashian West. Raids and arrests have taken place across France and Belgium this week as police experience first major break-through since the theft last October in Paris.

  • Calls for Ferrari to name their 2017 car after Jules Bianchi

    A recently launched petition is calling on the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team to name their 2017 racing car after deceased Niçois driver Jules Bianchi. Taking the initials of the young driver - who died on 17th July 2015 after spending nine months in a coma following an horrific crash during the Japanese F1 race in 2014 - to designate SF17-JB, the petition hopes to immortalise the life and achievements of Bianchi. 

  • Motivated by the human spirit

    Christophe Etoré has been mayor of Valbonne since last October and life in this pretty, dynamic town – which includes the prosperous Sophia Antipolis technology hub - is, in almost every respect, good. Valbonne Sophia Antipolis - to give the town its full name - has something special about it. While it doesn’t quite have the dramatic views of the region that other villages in the hinterland boast, its quaint medieval centre with the arcade-lined has that authentic Provence atmosphere. All life and activity is focused here and not only on Fridays - the bustling market day – but all year round. People come from across the Côte d’Azur to enjoy its restaurants, cafés and boutiques in the pedestrianised streets.