Nice-Beijing direct with Air China

Air China inaugural flight (c) Alexa Bouhelier-Ruelle On 02 August, Nice Airport welcomed the first commercial flight direct from Beijing, China. The connection has been in the works for several years, but now Nice will be connected to the Chinese capital with three flights per week. Air China will be providing the flights on Airbus A330-200 offering 227 seats among which 28 in business class.Read more

Enjoy the summer series: Villeneuve-Loubet cycle path

Shakti https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Villeneuve_village.jpg Villeneuve-Loubet has become a cycling destination on the French Riviera through the years. Indeed the city has welcomed bike lovers since 2000 when the town created “La Villeneuvoise”: the first cycling path network, connecting the coast to the city centre. Read more

Villa E-1027 painstakingly restored to 1929

Villa E-1027 (c) Manuel Bougot Villa E-1027 has a checkered and painful past. Originally designed as a private love nest, it has been abandoned by its creator, vandalised by a famous artist and left for ruin for decades. But the world has become fascinated by it because of its significance to early-modern architecture, its many innovative built-in ‘tricks’ and the fact that the architect was a woman, at a time when women weren’t even supposed to wear trousers.Read more

California Bliss frozen yogurt comes to Nice

California BlissCalifornia Bliss is more than a regular frozen yoghurt company. California Bliss brings the feeling of the West Coast to France with the fresh taste of frozen yogurt, numerous toppings and a fun décor of palm trees and surfboards. Danielle Ahajot and Kylie Schuyler, the two co-founders of the French ‘froyo’ built a company that “reflects who they are”, while also helping girls in underdeveloped countries around the world access a good education. Read more

Alpes-Maritimes heatwave alert

Pentax K-r https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/fr/view-image.php?image=270001&picture=familles-nageant-en-mer-en-chaleurTemperatures are set to break records again across France, as twenty departments have been placed on a red heatwave alert. A first for France to be under such high heat warning, as sixty other departments are on an orange alert with temperatures forecasted to exceed 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday 25 July. Read more

Lauren Kearns International Artists Residency

Lauren Kearns International Artists Residency A few months ago, Riviera Insider introduced you to Lauren Kearns, a ceramic artist who fell in love with France. At 66-years-old, she decided to sell her home in the US and set up her own artist programme in a large studio in Saint Raphaël. Read more

Club Vivanova Bolinas Grill & Wine Dinner Party

Club Vivanova Bolinas Grill & Wine Dinner PartyClub Vivanova comes back with an exclusive event organised at the Riviera Marriott Hotel in Cap d’Ail on Thursday, 1 August. This event carries on the club’s tradition of promoting new businesses and opportunities to its members while enjoying a full buffet dinner and very special South African wines.Read more

First Grasse International Perfume and Arts Festival

Grasse (c) Alexa Bouhelier-RuelleThe first International Perfume and Arts Festival takes place in Grasse from 19 July to 28 July. Exhibitions, concerts and tributes are organised all over the town, immersing Grasse into the fantasy world of “Alice in Wonderland”.Read more

Enjoy the summer series: Beeftro - Plage 45 Grand Hôtel de Cannes

Beeftro - Plage 45 Grand Hôtel de Cannes The “Beeftro” is the newest location of Monaco’s Beefbar restaurant, in Cannes. This time around the restaurant takes up its summer quarters on the Plage 45 of the Grand Hôtel de Cannes, offering a new location and the best American and Australian meat specialties.Read more

Enjoy the summer series: JW Marriott Cannes Rooftop & Bar

JW Marriott Cannes Rooftop & Bar At the very top of the luxurious JW Marriott Cannes lies a summer events haven: the very stylish rooftop called Le Panorama Rooftop Bar. The roof terrace is aptly named as it offers some of the most beautiful views over the Mediterranean.  Read more

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