Recent Articles

  • Lunch by the pool: new chef at La Vague de St. Paul

    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.

  • In the style of Fitzgerald

    “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.”

  • Looking back on 2016

    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.

  • Air France launches new routes from Nice

    This summer, Air France will launch two new flight routes from the airport of Nice: Athens and Tel Aviv starting on 24th July.

  • Club Vivanova: Midsummer White Sauvignon Blanc party

    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. 

  • Special photography exhibition at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

    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.

  • Club Vivanova: iCyber Security business investment forum day

    On 14th June, Club Vivanova will bring together club members for two consecutive networking events: a gourmet business lunch at the Maya Bay restaurant in Monaco and an evening wine cocktail at the Wine Palace Monte Carlo.

  • The Blue Flag beaches of France

    This summer, the prestigious eco-friendly Blue Flag award has been given to nearly 400 beaches and over 100 ports in 173 municipalities in France. A total of 82 blue flags have been hoisted over the beaches of the Côte d'Azur.