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  • Cartier boutique armed robbery in Monaco

    Monaco’s famous Casino Square came to a standstill over the weekend following an armed robbery on the Cartier boutique just metres from the front doors of the casino itself. Four people have now been arrested – either in the principality or in France. According to unconfirmed police reports, almost all of the jewels stolen have now been recovered.

  • Meet Riviera Insider

    For almost 15 years, Riviera Insider has been bringing its readers the latest news, features and trends from across the Côte d’Azur and Italian Riviera. From human interest stories and expat profiles to coverage of high profile events, hotly tipped restaurants, artistic and cultural endeavours, and business and finance developments in the region, our ethos is simple: see more, do more, know more.

  • World’s largest plane joins Nice to Dubai route

    From the start of July, Emirates’ A380 superjumbo aircraft – the world’s biggest passenger jet – will be embarking daily from the Nice Côte d’Azur airport runway, but that’s not all. The UAE-based airline will also be offering helicopter transfer from the tarmac to Monaco as well as limousine connections to passengers from First Class to Economy.

  • Club Vivanova: fusion dining at La Vague de St Paul

    Bradley Mitton and the Club Vivanova are to host an evening of dégustation and fusion dining at countryside hotel La Vague de St Paul in early April. The evening includes a four-course fusion menu by executive chef of the four-star hotel, Akhara Chay, as well as a tasting of three premium New World wines – a speciality of Bradley – and live entertainment at the rural property.

  • Candidates’ wealth made public

    For the first time in the history of French presidential elections, new anti-corruption body Haute Autorité pour la Transparence de la Vie Publique has revealed all 11 candidates’ personal declarations of assets and financial interests. All properties and assets worth over 10,000€ must be formally declared as well as cars, the number of personal bank accounts and their status, loans, debts, and business interests.

  • Helmets made law for children

    As of today, adults with a child under 12 who is not wearing a helmet while riding their bike may be fined as much of 135€.  The new measure hopes to reduce serious head injuries among children.

  • 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.

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