Recent Articles

  • Pavillon Bleu

    Across France, just shy of 400 beaches in 186 communes have been awarded a Blue Flag or Pavillon Bleu for 2018. The Alpes-Maritimes has lost five beaches from the scheme (Bijou in Cannes, Pont Dulys, Garoupe Ouest, Grande Plage Juan-les-Pins and Gallice in Antibes, and Mala in Cap d'Ail), but added one: Carras in Nice. The Var has remained stable with 45. 

  • A family affair: Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit

    It isn’t often that you come across a whole family working beneath one roof anymore, let alone in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Yet Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit in Antibes has just that: the doting father, a welcoming wife and two talented sons, including one who put his travelling days behind him to return to the paternal kitchen. 

  • The Gold of the Pharaohs

    Gold and Ancient Egypt: both together and apart, these are two subjects that have long beguilded people around the world. Ten years after the Queens of Egypt exhibition, one of the Grimaldi Forum’s most successful ever events, the cultural centre has returned to this fascinating theme. 

  • A 'symbol of national unity'

    The city of Nice is calling on its residents to fly a French flag from their windows and balconies this weekend in honour of those who lost their lives during the terror attack on the Promenade des Anglais two years ago.

  • Jazz à Ramatuelle

    Open air concerts in a setting by the sea... If that hasn’t sold you on a trip to Ramatuelle, the line-up for the 33rd edition of this excellent coastal jazz festival just might! Riviera Insider is also giving away tickets for the event so keep scrolling to find out more.


  • Courtyard concerts at the Palais Princier

    In just over a week’s time, Monaco’s Palais Princier will host the first in a series of courtyard converts by renowned conductors and well-known soloists. Eight dates await classical music fans this summer, each to be enjoyed in the majestic surroundings.

  • Rue(z) & Vous

    The highlight of Valbonne’s summer season is the Rue(z) & Vous festival for street artists (4th to 8th July).

  • Tax on foreign & offshore assets: advice from the British Embassy in Paris

    As part of the British government’s Requirement to Correct legislation, UK taxpayers abroad are being urged to ensure that all their foreign income and assets, where there might be tax to pay, have been declared to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) before the end of September. Failure to do so properly may incur new and ‘substantially higher penalties’ from 1st October, when HMRC introduces tougher fines.