Sting & Shaggy play Cannes

To mark the launch of the new – and quite surprising – collaborative album by Police frontman Sting and Jamaican musician Shaggy, which comes out today, the Palais des Festivals have temporarily reduced the price of tickets to their upcoming show in Cannes.Read more

Art goes underground in Les Baux-de-Provence

In the depths of the Les Grand Fonds quarry (now known as the Carrières de Lumières) at the foot of Les Baux-de-Provence, a new exhibition entitled Picasso & les Maitres Espagnols opened on 2nd March. Until January 2019, visitors can walk the towering underground halls of the site, which was first opened as a quarry in the 19th century, and enjoy the colourful artworks of some of Spain’s most celebrated artists.Read more

Les Nouvelles Etoiles du Cinéma

As the set of over 70 films, Saint Tropez certainly has cinematic kudos. This spring, from 10th to 14th April, the town will welcome up-and coming-stars for a film event and awards ceremony, which will commend young actors and actresses for their first starring role in a film of any genre.Read more

Art & corruption: an interview with Georgina Adam

When Jussi Pylkkänen brought down the hammer on Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi on 16th November 2017 in New York City, it was an audacious act of death or glory. Onlookers were amazed, shocked and delighted: Christie’s had reclaimed its position as the number one auction house and the art market had made another great leap forward, with dizzying rewards. t was a high risk strategy and even on the day of the sale, there was speculation that the picture would not reach its guarantee of $90,000,000 USD, let alone the eventual hammer price of $400,000,000 USD.Read more

Soirées Musicales at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild invites readers of Riviera Insider along to two intimate and elegant evenings at this luxurious Saint Jean Cap Ferrat address, where you can enjoy beautiful melodies from the classical music repertoire as well as a gourmet, candlelit dinner with views over the Mediterranean Sea.Read more

Massive Attack at Nice Jazz

Bristol-based pioneers Massive Attack are to headline this summer’s Nice Jazz Festival, which will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. Performing in the heart of the city in Place Masséna on 19th July, the concert will be a great opportunity to see one of the original acts from the trip-hop era.Read more

Lenny Kravitz heads south

American Grammy award-winner Lenny Kravitz has become the first artist to confirm his presence at the 2018 Jazz à Juan, which will be taking place from 14th to 22nd July.Read more

Designing Dreams named one of the best art books of 2017

As The New York Times names Designing Dreams: A Celebration of Léon Bakst one of the best art books of 2017, we’ve been looking back on our article about the exhibition (which took place at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco's Villa Sauber from October 2016 to January 2017)... Such colour and theatre!Read more

Hosting the grand masters

Venice – or La Serenissima meaning the ‘most serene’ as it is also known – has long inspired the work and imagination of artists. Yet the beauty of the Venetian cityscape – the romance of its canals and the charm of its magical light – has never been portrayed with as much love and sensitivity as it was by the 18th and 19th century grandmasters.Read more

Ringo Starr in Monaco

Tickets have gone on sale for one of this summer’s most highly anticipated events: Ringo Starr in concert at the Salle des Etoiles on 6th July for the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival!Read more