Prince Albert & friends prepare for Saint Tropez-Monaco charity ride

This coming Sunday, Prince Albert II of Monaco will be one of many famous faces participating in the annual 140km Champagne & Oyster Cycling Club charity bike ride from Saint Tropez to Monaco. The event raises funds and awareness for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.Read more

Riviera Lifeline: helping retired Anglophones across the region

Warm weather, brilliant sunshine and the aroma of wisteria welcomed the local Anglo community to the Grange in Mouans-Sartoux for the launch of Riviera Lifeline on 27th April, and as guests enjoyed generous hors d’oeuvres and free-flowing refreshments, president of the organisation Deborah Corley spoke about its mission. Read more

Charles & Camilla on the Côte d’Azur

Between 7th and 9th May, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, will be on an official visit to the French Riviera, beginning in Nice and the Promenade des Anglais in order to commemorate those affected by the July 2016 terror attack before attending a reception to celebrate the ‘longstanding links between Nice and the UK, including the fact that Her Majesty Queen Victoria regularly visited the city throughout her lifetime’.Read more

ANZAC Day: Antibes honours the fallen

The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 was one of the bloodiest events of World War I. For the young states of Australia and New Zealand, it was their first engagement in any major overseas conflict and a tragedy: over 11,000 lost their lives. Yet amid the trauma and terrible loss of life, the battle helped bring about the birth of a national consciousness and sense of pride that still reverberates more than a century later.Read more

Monaco: Bal de la Rose

On Saturday 24th March, the Monegasque sovereign family officially launched the ‘party season’ in the principality with the historic Bal de la Rose at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. With the theme of Manhattan brought to life by Karl Lagerfeld, who in turn took inspiration from cartoon Sempé, 900 privileged guests were treated to a spectacular evening of dancing, gourmet arts and charity.Read more

Kids for kids: Mimosa launches children's fun run

The first ever fun run for kids, organised by Mimosa Matters, will take place on 15th April 2018 at the Stade des Bouillides in Valbonne. Ebica International School is proudly sponsoring this event, which has been specifically organised for children between the ages of five and 15 to help in the fight against childhood cancer in the Alpes-Maritimes.Read more

Club Vivanova & Le Rosey Summer Camps

Join Bradley Mitton and the Club Vivanova members’ community at the Wine Palace Monte Carlo next Thursday (15th March) for a New World wine tasting and networking session with Switzerland’s celebrated Le Rosey Summer Camps.Read more

Urban gardening: Terre de Monaco gains ground

When Swiss-born Jessica Sbaraglia moved to Monaco in 2010, it was with a pencil in her hand rather than the spade she holds today. Her work was creative – the 29-year-old was employed at a yacht design company – but wasn’t fulfilling.Read more

Jean Gilletta: the man who built the Riviera brand

Taking over 10,000 clicks of the camera between the end of French Second Empire and the 1930s, Jean Gilletta captured many of the most iconic sights and moments of the region during this period. He is widely accredited with taking the Côte d’Azur to global renown through his prodigious collection of photographs.Read more

The start of a legacy: the Princess Charlene Foundation celebrates 5th anniversary

According to the World Health Organisation, one person drowns every 85 seconds and many of the victims are children. As a former Olympic swimmer who often talks of her love of the water, this statistic has had a profound effect on Princess Charlene. Since launching a foundation in her own name in December 2012, Monaco’s South African princess has worked tirelessly in Europe, on her native continent and around the world to ‘combat this scourge’.Read more

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