We’ve updated our website in order to be able to offer you a clearer, more user-friendly, informative experience. As always, we’ll continue to provide you with news and features from the Côte d\'Azur and Monaco, written in English by our team of professional mother-tongue journalists.
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In just over a week’s time, the glamourous and sophisticated Club Vivanova will be hosting its luxury lifestyle gala event at Monaco’s Fairmont hotel. Over 320 tickets have already been sold for the black tie soirée; an impressive guest list that features the likes of ambassadors and distinguished business leaders. With a DJ and live musical entertainment, a charity auction, an exhibition of rare and collectables cars, a fashion show, and the club’s signature gourmet experience with Premier Cru champagne and premium international wines, the gala is set to be the highlight of the spring season on the Côte d’Azur.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has posted another wonderful shot of Nice and the Côte d’Azur, capturing a beautiful image of the waters off the coast. “Hello Nice! Too bad we can't see the carnival parades from up here ;),” the astronaut tweeted from space.
Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world on 28th February at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace. In a joint statement issued by the Palais Princier, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Countess Donna Paola Marzotto confirmed the happy news of their respective son and daughter: “Mother and baby are doing well.”
Don’t let the recent rains fool you, it’s been one of the driest starts to the year on record and 2016 had the least rainfall in a decade. Could the region be heading for a drought?
Museums in Nice fling open their doors and welcome visitors to discover art through a series of ephemeral performances, exhibitions and creative workshops. The Masters class of 2016/7 Cultural Events Management from the University of Sophia Antipolis and Nice have once again organised Mars aux Musées. The event is in its 16th year and is unique in France. Their slogan is, ‘Organised by students, for students’, although most of the events are not restricted to students alone. The theme for 2017 is ‘Ici et d’ailleurs’, which translates as ‘Here and elsewhere’.
Travel content website TripAdvisor has released its 2017 rankings for the best beaches here in France and also around the world. Two French Riviera beaches - both of which are in the Var - have made the Top 10: Plage de L’Escalet in Ramatuelle and Plage de Pampelonne in Saint Tropez.
It has been a quarter of a century since Spanish icon Pedro Almodóvar first walked the festival’s red carpet as part of the feature film jury under Gérard Depardieu. 35 years have passed since his legendary film career began and it is double that for the history of the Festival International du Film de Cannes. In 2017, Almodóvar himself will preside over the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
Billed as ‘the ultimate car show’, Top Marques 2017 will be presenting a range of top-of-the-line sports cars. The luxury lifestyle event will also be the site of the launch of the newest and most luxurious cruise liner on earth. On the eve of the event, which is taking place from 20th to 23rd April at the Grimaldi Forum, 700-foot Silver Muse will be officially christened in front of Monaco’s Port Hercules before the ‘super ship’ embarks on her maiden voyage along the Amalfi coast.