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  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: the iconic rose festival

    The beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat will host its eighth annual edition of the Fête des Roses et des Plantes on 6th and 7th May. Often called the Great Spring Event of the Côte d’Azur, the former home of the Baroness Rothschild will be transformed into a gardener’s paradise. Some thirty odd exhibitors and professionals of the plant world (among them many rose experts) will be showcasing the most beautiful flowers and plants from the Mediterranean with a particular emphasis placed on roses.


  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: a garden brunch

    With nine glorious gardens, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat offers an abundance of marvel and natural beauty. On 2nd April, the famous former home of Baroness Rothschild is opening its gates and secrets to a select number of guests for a brunch in the Sèvres garden and a workshop with the property’s chief gardener André Castellan.

  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: dinner by candlelight

    As candles flicker above the grand dining table of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on 1st April, guests will enjoy an intimate and elegant evening to the tune of the famous Baroness Rothschild.

  • Gardens of the Côte d'Azur

    Gardens are part of the unique fabric of the Côte d'Azur. In an interview with renowned designer Jean Mus, Riviera Insider explores the changing landscape of gardening.

  • Win tickets to the Indoor X Trial World Championships

    An international posse of armoured riders is heading straight for the Palais Nikaïa for the 2017 FIM X-Trial Indoor Championship.

  • Air France cabin crew strikes to begin tomorrow

    Air France hostesses and stewards are to embark on a three-day strike from tomorrow, which may cause travel and flight disruption for passengers across the country. The company’s cabin crew are angered by plans to introduce a new medium and long haul company – Boost – to Air France’s roster with new working conditions for staff. Five unions in total argue that the contracts being put forward will lead to poorer working conditions, reduced pay and added stress to an already aging fleet.

  • Hollande justifies prolongation of state of emergency

    Barely two days ago, it seemed that France was on the verge of lifting its state of emergency ruling, which has been in place since the Paris attacks in November 2015 that left 130 people dead. However, following the high school shooting in Grasse less than 24 hours ago, French president François Hollande has reaffirmed his decision to extend the state of emergency and the special security powers awarded to police until 15th July.

  • Grasse shooting: 'A crazed act by a fragile young man'

    As students at the Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in Grasse headed back to classes following their lunchtime break on Thursday 16th March, a 16-year-old pupil known only as Killian in the press reportedly opened fire. While rumours quickly circled of a co-ordinated terror attack, it is now being reported by the local prosecutor that the high school pupil acted alone. While several people were injured – four by gun shots and as many as 10 more in the rush to escape the premises - there have been no fatalities and the school opened its gates this morning to welcome in students, teachers and parents.