CMB: the art of listening

What do Swiss and Monegasque private banks have in common? Both offer their clients banking services within a framework of high political and economic stability, an important requirement if you want your money to be guarded safely. In addition, investor protection and expertise play a vital role in securing and retaining the trust of clients. As Monaco is subject to French rules in many areas regarding its banking system, its banks operate within a regulatory framework at the highest standards.Read more

Cross-border inheritance in France: which law should be applicable?

Bilingual lawyer Benjamin Kergueno, who operates offices in the heart of Nice as well as near the British Museum in London, shares his advice about cross-border inheritance. Read more

Nice airport opens tenders for pop-ups

If you’ve passed through either terminal at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in the last year, you’ll have seen that plenty is going on in terms of new shops, restaurants and facilities. Now the airport has opened six tenders for pop-up boutiques and you have until the beginning of December to apply!Read more

Tickets to Riviera Business Club Awards

The Riviera Business Club Awards have rolled around again and although Riviera Insider can’t yet announce the shortlist, which is to be announced during November, we can reveal the date and place of the ceremony.Read more

IAE Graduate School of Management celebrates La Rentrée

The IAE Nice Graduate School of Management recently celebrated La Rentrée with 270 fresh students and a new sponsor from the business world: IBM. Internationalism and close cooperation with the corporate world are at the forefront at the university.Read more

CMB hosts first session of Philanthropy Academy

Private bank Compagnie Monégasque de Banque has hosted the first session of its Philanthropy Academy. Launched in response to a growing demand from its prestigious clientele, the banking institution has created a specialist course to help prospective philanthropists with the skills they need.Read more

Lufthansa to launch seven extra routes this winter

As of the end of October, Lufthansa – the award-winning airline – will be expanding its presence in Europe with four new connections to Pamplona, Genoa, Bari and Catania (departing from Frankfurt) along with three additional routes from Munich heading to Nantes, Glasgow and Santiago de Compostela.Read more

British visitors up 25% on 2016

A half million euro tourism campaign primarily targeting British, German and Dutch visitors has proven fruitful with airlines reporting ticket sale increases of up to 30% (for May 2017 compared to May 2016). Read more

Homeowners in France

If one often speaks of the cultural exceptions of the hexagon, one forgets that France has tax specificities that you must know as a foreign homeowner.Read more

Work and play at workhouse café

Where great coffee and great ideas are combined. Riviera Insider interviews co-owner Marc Wratten about the concept and the day-to-day running of an urban co-working space.Read more