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Our Christmas Guide of local artisans and businesses!


RIVIERA PRESS Christmas GuideOur return to confinement has caused shops, restaurants and many companies to close their doors to the public. It's another devastating blow to local economies and many are trying to find ways of supporting commerce while respecting the regulations. Fortunately, a trend of "local consumption" is becoming more and more obvious to save our economy and support local shops, restaurants and craftsmen.

Supporting local business has never been more important and if there is a way to buy something locally rather than a supermarket or corporate website, please make the extra effort to do so.  

Here at Riviera Press, we are working on our own special project, an all local, all digital Christmas Guide. It will feature some articles about traditional celebrations here in the South of France and we’ve pulled together some great items from local artisans for a series of shopping lists from beauty products to jewellery to gourmet delicacies and several locally made spirits! In the back, we will have a directory of local businesses including websites for online shopping. This is a guide specifically to introduce you to some of our amazing artisans and keep our holiday purchases local!

Put together by the editors of Start, Riviera Insider and RivieraZeit, the guide will be published in French, English & German, downloadable free of charge from December 1st, reaching local and international customers!

The Free Christmas Guide will include:

Editorial articles:

  • Christmas traditions in Provence & Monaco
  • A Buche de Noël recipe
  • Spotlight on local artisans
  • Escape to the mountains
  • Home, sweet home
  • Ideas for New Year's Eve

Curated shopping lists:

  • Beauty & Wellness
  • Fashion & Accessories
  • For the kids
  • Bio & Sustainable
  • Gourmet & unusual gifts

+ Multiple pages of local businesses by category 


Do you have a business or product that you would like to feature in our guide? We have significantly reduced our rates to allow businesses to showcase their speciality without putting a strain on finances. A page, half page, quarter page, advertorial or advertisement, we have a size to fit your budget. With the holidays coming and people needing to buy online but also locally, there is no better time to increase your visibility.

To advertise in our guide, send an email to