Recent Articles

  • Afternoon tea at the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat

    It makes quite the picture: Jean Cocteau and Coco Chanel enjoying a typically English afternoon tea on the terraces of the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat. Now chef Gaëtan Fiard is reviving a tradition begun by the artistic pair in the 1950s with a delicious selection of desserts and pastries featuring products of the region.

  • Kiwi financier given extra time to purchase Picasso estate

    Pablo Picasso’s former home in the village of Mougins may have a new owner: New Zealand financier Rayo Withanage. After displaying an interest in the 800-square metre villa, which was the home of the most famous artist of the 20th century until his death in 1973, earlier this year, Withanage was reportedly unable to raise the funds for the property. He has now been given two extra months to find the cash in order to complete the sale.  

  • Le Bateleur: magic on the Cours Saleya

    For some it may be a day of superstition, but for new establishment Le Bateleur on the Cours Saleya in Nice, this coming Friday 13th October has exactly the sense of the occult and alchemy that this beer specialist is looking to create…

  • Tricky Tuesday: a day of widespread strikes

    If Tuesday 10th October is going to be a day of travel for you, then Riviera Insider highly recommends that you verify the status of your train or plane journeys before leaving the house…

  • Former UN Secretary General salutes Cannes’ green efforts

    Ban Ki-moon, the former UN Secretary General, has commended Cannes’ sustainable development and commitment to the Paris Climate Change Agreement during a visit to the city earlier today. Ki-moon was received at the mairie in Cannes by mayor David Lisnard and is currently attending the 70th Taxe Free World Exhibition at the Palais des Festivals. 

  • Price increase for Envibus travel

    From 1st October, passengers buying a ticket directly from Envibus’ drivers will be expected to pay 1.50€ instead of the current 1€ fee. The 50% rise is part of the company’s strategy to encourage users to buy their tickets in advance at a ticket machine or online and also to reduce time spent at bus stops.

  • MYS: the inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Ocean

    Actor-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is to be honoured by Prince Albert II for his work and efforts to preserve the planet at the inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean Gala. Taking place on Thursday 28th September on the terraces of the principality’s famous opera house, the event is the result of a collaboration between Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Global Funding.

  • There's a real chill in the air!

    After an intensely hot summer that saw the mercury rise above 40°C in the shade for the first time on record in the French Riviera, September has felt bitterly cold for most in the region. A mass of cold air descended on the Côte d’Azur earlier on in the month, coming in from Eastern Europe, and drove temperatures down to levels not seen since in almost a decade for this time of year.