Chanel invests in Vallauris - Orange blossoms essential for their perfume

Eugene Zelenko end of May marks the orange blossom harvest in Vallauris and for a few weeks, the air from the beaches of Golfe-Juan to the hills above Cannes is perfumed with the sweet, intoxicating scent of the soft white flowers.Read more

4th of July Celebrations on the French Riviera

American Independence Day by Karen Arnold (c) CC0 Public Domain Whether you are an American living on the Cote d’Azur or someone who loves American culture, the 4th of July is the day to celebrate American Independence. Each year, cities along the Riviera celebrate the American Independence Day at restaurants and through American clubs and organisations.  Read more

Women’s World Cup semifinal: US vs England

FIFA Women's trophy (c) FIFA via Getty ImagesFriday night’s Women’s World Cup quarter-finals match in Paris was presumably the most anticipated match since the beginning of the competition. The American team beat France 2-1, moving them on to the semi-final. Tomorrow’s match in Lyon sees a showdown between the US and England, followed by the Netherlands vs Sweden.Read more

Heatwave breaks records across France

The last two weeks of June brought a shocking heatwave across Europe. In France, many cities broke records with the highest recorded temperature in history. After red alerts in the last week of June, the end is in sight. The alert has been downgraded to orange for the Alpes-Maritimes with an expected end to the "canicule" Tuesday night, 2 July.Read more

Artist Stefan Szczesny conquers the village of Les Baux-de-Provence

Szczesny Exhibit in Les Baux-de-Provence (c) Stefan SzczesnyArtist Stefan Szczesny has conquered the village of Les Baux-de-Provence has been taken over with many and varied pieces of art. Stefan Szczesny, a Munich-born cosmopolitan artist who has lived in Saint Tropez for years, has come to make the village a stage for a quantitatively and qualitatively impressive art show.Read more

Cannes Lions 2019: Internation Festival of Creativity

Cannes LionsToday, 17 June is the start of Cannes Lions, considered the 'Oscars' of the advertising and marketing world. One of the biggest and most important festivals of the year, the city is deck-out in bright colours and filled with badge-wearing delegates. The Croisette is lined with stages for the coolest companies like Facebook, Google, Spotify, Pinterest and so many more. Read more

New residential complex in Domaine de Saint-Endréol

Domaine de St Endréol residenceSet in one of the Côte d’Azur’s most beautiful golf resorts, a small and pretty residential complex with twelve apartments is currently under construction in the immediate vicinity of the clubhouse, golf course, and spa facilities. Read more

Learn French in a Provence monastery

Crea-LanguesA learning experience with the charm, sunshine, food and wine of Provence. Crea-Langues offers language courses in a former convent in the heart of the "Parc Naturel du Verdon" only six kilometres from Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Read more

Cannes Imperial Apartments: Good quality at a good price

Cannes Imperial Exclusive ApartmentsWhen looking for a holiday rental, it is often not easy to find a property on par with the quality of your own home. Riviera Insider spoke with the founder of Cannes Imperial Apartments, which offers visitors top-quality, clean and tasteful apartment rentals in Cannes.Read more

72nd Festival de Cannes

For its 72nd year, the Cannes Film Festival kicks off this Tuesday, 14 May. Who’s who in international film will be descending on Cannes for the most glamorous festival of the year. The Opening Ceremony on 14 May will be broadcast by Canal +, as well as in partner cinemas. Actor and director Edouard Baer will be the Master of Ceremonies and the Jury President, Alejandro González Iñárritu, will present the Palme d’Or during the closing ceremony on 25 May.Read more