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25 years of RivieraZeit(ung)!

A stunning venue for a momentous occasion!The unique place, the cheerful mood of 200 happy guests, the spell of a Mediterranean full moon night… Magical! No other word can describe better our fabulous 25th birthday party at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild last June.

In 1992, our editor-in-chief, Petra Hall, founded our German sister magazine under the title Riviera Côte d’Azur Zeitung, which in 2015 was taken over by Riviera Press and became RivieraZeit. Ten years after the creation of RZ, in 2003, newspaper The Riviera Times was born, now Riviera Insider.

Staying alive in the often rude press scenery of the Côte d’Azur needs a lot of motivation, determination and savoir-faire. So the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild was the worthy location to value our efforts over the last quarter century. 

In the words of the German Honorary Consul of Nice, Gerd O. Ziegenfeuter: “Not everything was easy in this success story. That’s why we are so grateful today that the German and the English communities still have these precious sources of information.” During the event, Petra Hall expressed her big gratefulness towards all the loyal partners and readers, which made this adventure possible.

To see the video from the event, please click here.