Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • SIAM 2017: book your test drive now!

    The very first Monaco International Motor Show - SIAM 2017 - is to be held this February (16th to 19th). A unique event with an open-air concept at locations around the
    principality, the show is a complementary date in the calendar for the many avid car fanatics in and around Monaco - especially for those eagerly awaiting Top Marques at the Grimaldi Forum in April and the emphatic Grand Prix in May.

  • Public rally around petition to stop hunting on Sundays

    Nearly 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for the end of hunting in the Alpes-Maritimes on a Sunday. Public support has been backed up by 975 organisations in the region such as sports clubs, rural holiday retreats and nature associations as well as a study by IFOP, which has revealed eight in 10 French citizens believe Sunday hunting should stop. 

  • Provence and its population

    National statistics institute INSEE has released new figures regarding the population of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The dossier has revealed that in the five years’ run-up to the 2014 census (the latest statistical data), over 100,000 new residents joined to the region, taking its total population up to almost five million inhabitants.