Recent Articles

  • Mer & montagne: communes in the east of the Alpes-Maritimes unite

    Following the enactment of the Loi NOTre (Nouvelle Organisation Territoriale de la République), in the summer of 2015, a whole raft of powers was decentralised from the French state and transferred to its départements. 

  • La Rutabaga: from jungle to organic oasis

    The Italian farmers’ organisation Coldiretti calls it an ‘epochal change’ in society that has not taken place since the 19th century. In the year 2016/17, almost 30,000 people submitted an application to become farmers in Italy. Two among them, Katrin Mamberto and Paolo Frea, share their story with Riviera Insider.

  • La Gaudinade: à l'écoute

    If you follow the main road of old town Mougins on its gentle upward curve from Gabriël Sterk's bust of Picasso on the Place des Patriotes, you will soon come to find yourself outside La Gaudinade on Rue de l'Eglise. 

  • Le Mas Candille: a midsummer night's dream

    The first act of the year was to welcome chef Xavier Burelle to the team. Since then, Le Mas Candille has joined the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. What’s on the menu at this five-star Mougins address for Part Two of 2018?

  • Jérôme Héraud: a man of many talents

    Jérôme Héraud wears any number of hats during his working day: a toque blanche, that of director, as a friend and confidant of his staff, and perhaps even humanitarian. He’s a rare character, and despite having only got to bed at 4am, is bright and open when we met just before lunch service at the Hôtel Cantemerle in Vence.

  • Where the soul of the south thrives

    Idyllic Provence lives on at the Mas de Pierre. The restaurant of this luxurious address hosts an evening garden party with BBQ & live music every thursday. 

  • Editor's experience: Le Pinocchio

    Abandon preconceptions that restaurants on the rock of Monaco are nothing but expensive tourist traps. True, there are plenty of cafés serving overpriced crêpes and Croque Monsieurs, but Le Pinocchio on rue Comte Félix Gastaldi doesn’t play to that crowd.

  • Riviera airport in Albenga: an interesting alternative

    © OBR/MilanAt just 20 mins by helicopter and less than an hour by car from the Principality of Monaco, the currently under-development Riviera Airport in Liguria could soon be an interesting alternative to the over-crowded airports of the Côte d’Azur.