Recent Articles

  • Jazz à Juan

    Since 1960, this iconic festival has been a pillar of expression for the jazz industry of yesteryear and today. Created in homage to Sidney Bechet, who loved Antibes and its stimulating setting, the festival continues to bring in the great names in jazz as well as many contemporary and legendary artists.

  • Golf de Saint Donat in Grasse

    “A golf course? Here?” were our collective thoughts as we headed behind the town of Mouans-Sartoux on the route de Cannes towards Grasse. Yet in this densely populated place, there is still plenty of space for the Saint Donat golf club.

  • Nice: one year on

    On 14th July 2016, 86 people lost their lives and many hundreds more were seriously injured in an incomprehensible terrorist attack on the Promenade des Anglais. Despite this, one year on, the city and its residents have proved beyond doubt that Nice is still ‘standing proud and alive’.

  • Bnbkeys: a new property management solution for homeowners in the French Riviera

    If Airbnb seems too informal, but a management company seems too strict, recent start-up Bnbkeys could be your solution. Launched at the start of this year in Vallauris and is now offering its services in English online, Bnbkeys allows homeowners to rent out their properties short-term without the hassle of managing client demands. For holidaymakers, the fledgling company provides a fivestar welcome service with 24/7 assistance. Riviera Insider speaks to co-founder Charles Semmel.

  • The future face of Monaco

    It’s a two billion euro project that will forever change the topography of the Principality of Monaco. 60,000m² of new land is to be added to its borders as the nation seeks to find a solution to the growing needs of a demanding population. Riviera Insider met with the director of the government’s Urbanisation en Mer branch, Jean-Luc Nguyen, to learn more about the project and its impact on the environmental and social landscape.

  • Expat focus: Anna Fill

    Riviera Insider catches up with the region’s very own Riviera woman: Anna Fill, a former DJ and presenter living just over the Italian border.

  • La piscine: let’s take a dip

    Whether for the clear blue skies or the ceruleanwaters of the Mediterranean, it’s not without reason that this part of the world is called the Côte d’Azur. But if you’ve tired of the sand and saltof the beaches, grab your towel and head to one ofthese stunning swimming pools. After you!

  • Club Vivanova: on top of the world at the Chèvre d’Or

    On 20th July, join Club Vivanova for a sensational rosé wine party at one of the finest dining establishments of the French Riviera, the Château de la Chèvre d’Or.