There are three events in one at the 65th Giraglia Rolex Cup, one of the oldest and most renowned offshore races in the Mediterranean: the overnight regattas beginning on 9th June from Marseille or Sanremo to Saint Tropez; an inshore series in Saint Tropez from 11th to 13th June; and the famous La Giraglia race that runs 241 nautical miles from Saint Tropez to Genoa via the island that gives the event its name on 14th June.
Where great coffee and great ideas are combined. Riviera Insider interviews co-owner Marc Wratten about the concept and the day-to-day running of an urban co-working space.
Akhara Chay, the new chef of the recently opened Au Jardin de la Vague restaurant, invites his guests into a world of creative Mediterranean cuisine fused with flavours from southeast Asia. With business lunches from 25€ at the pool-side eatery, this four-hotel has established a niche for corporate diners as well as those visiting the artistic village of Saint Paul de Vence, which is just minutes away.
“I like to tell people that there are many histories behind the Hôtel Belles Rives,” says Marianne Estène-Chauvin, the owner and president of the luxury hotel in Juan-les-Pins. “When F. Scott Fitzgerald spent time here, it was the Villa Saint Louis and the high society of the era holidayed on the Cap d’Antibes…” She gestures behind her, reeling off names of the 1920s A-List such as Hemingway, Picasso, the Murphys, the Valentinos and Cocteau. “The Americans helped found the Côte d’Azur. Then there was the Russian wave of people, like my grandparents.”
If 2016 was a difficult year for the Côte d'Azur, fears that the tourism industry would be shattered by the tragic events of 14th July have been proved largely unfounded. With a strong advertising campaign and a bolstered international outlook, 2017 is looking positive for our adopted region.
This summer, Air France will launch two new flight routes from the airport of Nice: Athens and Tel Aviv starting on 24th July.
On Wednesday 21st June, Club Vivanova’s event of the month will be the Midsummer White Sauvignon Blanc party held in the latest luxury address in Monaco - TWIGA Monte Carlo - a Sumosan contemporary Japanese restaurant with shisha bar and club.
In line with the recent 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, French publication Paris Match has chosen the legendary Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes as a location to display 25 archived photographs of the festival from now until October.