Recent Articles

  • Compagnie Monégasque de Banque wins second major award in 2016

    Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB) has achieved its second triumph of the year. The European magazine, in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Group, has honoured the private bank with the title of Best Customer Service Bank in Monaco at the 2016 The European Global Banking & Finance Awards. 

  • Les Portes Ouvertes in Antibes

    From 3rd December, Antibes will host Les Portes Ouvertes on the first Saturday of every month. It's good news for anyone looking for a really unique Christmas present or who just wants to know more about the kind of art that is being produced and available in Antibes at the moment. A diverse group of local artists have joined together to host the event, which is a lovely opportunity to go and meet some fantastic artists in their studio and talk to them about their work. You can follow the whole tour or dip in as you choose.

  • Blustering Tuesday

    Batten down the hatches! The stretch of coast between Antibes and the Var is in for a bit of a battering today as gusts of up 90kmh whip along the shore. Météo France has placed the region on yellow alert and the Route du Bord de Mer has been closed in both directions from Antibes’ Fort Carré to the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet.

  • Monaco Gourmand

    Join Club Vivanova’s Bradley Mitton in the Sapphire 24 Lounge of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this December as he, along with his co-author Zsolt Szemerszky, celebrates the launch of the duo’s new gourmet book: Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco with Wine Pairing Guide. 

  • Fillon: results from across the region

    With one more week until the second round of la primaire, here are the first round results from across the Côte d'Azur...

  • François Fillon: surprise winner for French primary

    Over the weekend, more than 3.5 million across France headed to the polls to cast their vote in the first round of the la primaire: a contest to see who will front the rightwing in the upcoming French presidential elections. By Monday morning it was clear that François Fillon, a former prime minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, had comfortably beaten his past ‘employer’ and other favourite Alain Juppé to the number one position with over 44% of the vote. He nearly won the competition out right!

  • Orange weather warnings on French Riviera

    The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have been placed on orange weather alert today with serious warnings about possible floods in the southern French region. Heavy rainfall is predicted for much of the Côte d’Azur today as well as widespread storms and lightning strikes in mountainous areas. 

  • Antibes Lifeboat: raising money and spirits

    The Riviera International Singers are returning to the stage for the sixth time this December in support of the wonderful work of the Antibes Lifeboat. Communal carols will be blended into a programme of pieces by the choir for the charity event and while most of the congregational carols will be sung in English (supported by the choir), some include verses in French and German, keeping the congregation on its toes and giving a truly international feel to the night. In fact, the master conductor is German Yann Nolle and president of the choir Astrid Najar is Dutch. Expats from all backgrounds are welcomed to attend as well as people from the local community! There will be food and mulled wine provided by Bluewater after the concert.