Recent Articles

  • Introducing Riviera Insider's editor: Elsa Carpenter

    When I moved to France in August 2011, I had no idea that one year abroad for my French and Public Relations degree would be extended beyond those 12 months, let alone into seven years. Needless to say, that year changed my life.

  • Au revoir, Petra Hall!

    After more than 25 years at the helm of our publications, Riviera Press editor-in-chief Petra Hall is starting a new life. 

  • Bandiera Blu

    With a total of 64 environmental Blue Flags, the FEE has crowned Liguria the King of Clean Beaches in Italy. Since 1987, the famous flags have been hoisted on beaches where certain environmental and eco-friendly as well as waste management and public safety conditions have been met. The campaign covers beaches, marinas and lakes.  Following Liguria in 2018 is the Tuscan region and – surprise, surprise – Campania in southwestern Italy. 

  • Pavillon Bleu

    Across France, just shy of 400 beaches in 186 communes have been awarded a Blue Flag or Pavillon Bleu for 2018. The Alpes-Maritimes has lost five beaches from the scheme (Bijou in Cannes, Pont Dulys, Garoupe Ouest, Grande Plage Juan-les-Pins and Gallice in Antibes, and Mala in Cap d'Ail), but added one: Carras in Nice. The Var has remained stable with 45. 

  • A family affair: Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit

    It isn’t often that you come across a whole family working beneath one roof anymore, let alone in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Yet Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit in Antibes has just that: the doting father, a welcoming wife and two talented sons, including one who put his travelling days behind him to return to the paternal kitchen. 

  • The Gold of the Pharaohs

    Gold and Ancient Egypt: both together and apart, these are two subjects that have long beguilded people around the world. Ten years after the Queens of Egypt exhibition, one of the Grimaldi Forum’s most successful ever events, the cultural centre has returned to this fascinating theme. 

  • A 'symbol of national unity'

    The city of Nice is calling on its residents to fly a French flag from their windows and balconies this weekend in honour of those who lost their lives during the terror attack on the Promenade des Anglais two years ago.

  • Jazz à Ramatuelle

    Open air concerts in a setting by the sea... If that hasn’t sold you on a trip to Ramatuelle, the line-up for the 33rd edition of this excellent coastal jazz festival just might! Riviera Insider is also giving away tickets for the event so keep scrolling to find out more.

     

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