Riviera Insider May/June 2020: A letter from the editor

Riviera Insider May/June 2020The May/June issue of Riviera Insider is the biggest and most exciting edition of the year. Out of the sleepy winter lull, the Côte d'Azur kicks into high gear for the start of the season (and the economy) with the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, Amber Lounge, Top Marques, Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and more. But the Coronavirus brought all this to a slamming halt, causing event cancellations from early February through June. 

March/April issue of Riviera Insider free of charge

Riviera Insider March.April 2020 editionWe are certainly facing an unprecedented moment in the world! To ensure that you receive the current issue of Riviera Insider during the corona crisis, we are making it available online free of charge. We want to make sure that even though you are housebound, you can still read the articles and interviews that we work so hard to bring you.




Recent Articles

  • Baie des Lumières: Chinese culture & lantern festival

    Baie des Lumieres, NiceFrom 29 November 2019 to February 23, 2020, Parc Phoenix will be lighting up the French Riviera with a special Chinese lantern festival. Baie des Lumières, or ‘Nice, Bay of Lights,’ is a massive production of 550  hand-built lanterns depicting Chinese folklore and ancient tradition. Designed as a journey through Chinese traditions and know-how, the park will be illustrated by scenes of daily life and magical landscapes.

  • Where to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Côte d'Azur 2019

    For many Americans, Thanksgiving is the preferred holiday of the year. When living abroad, the arrival of cool days and changing leaves bring out the nostalgia for pumpkin flavoured treats and a longing for feasting around a table with lots of friends and a giant roasted turkey. It’s a holiday that is ingrained in the American psyche and for this reason, wherever American ex-pats dwell, there is bound to be a Thanksgiving celebration.

  • For connoisseurs: The floating penthouse conquers the Côte d'Azur

    Rev House II Floating penthouseWhether out of a passion for life on the water or as an investment object: Floating apartments are finding more and more fans. With the floating penthouse "Rev House Sea II", the innovative living concept has also reached the Côte d'Azur this autumn - for purchase, rent or as an original event location.

  • Monte-Carlo Tennis Masters: Tickets on sale now

    2018 Rolex Masters winner Fognini @RealisThe date for the upcoming Tennis Masters in Monaco has been fixed for some time - now the advanced sale of tickets has also started. Don't miss this opening tournament right here in our own backyard between 11 and 19 April 2020. Monaco hosts the world's best tennis players while they compete for the title at one of the most spectacular tournaments. So whether you're a tennis fan or not, don't hesitate...tickets start at only 22 euros.

  • Shirley Thompson to cross the Atlantic solo

    Shirley ThompsonShirley Thompson is doing it again! At the end of November, she will embark on a sole mission to row across the Atlantic Ocean - the only Irish woman to ever attempt it and the oldest woman to attempt it alone. You may remember our article about Shirl’s Atlantic Row in 2018, about her rowing across the Atlantic for her 60th birthday. She had said that her motivation for the trip was to: “prove to myself and others that someone ordinary can do something extraordinary.” And that she definitely did.

  • Tribute to Princess Grace on her 90th birthday

    Princess Grace TributeTo celebrate what would have been Princess Grace’s 90th birthday, a special tribute to Monaco’s beloved Princess is planned by the Princess Grace Foundation USA and author, Dani Carew. Known throughout the world as a humanitarian, philanthropist, and artist, Princess Grace of Monaco Princess Grace was committed to helping others. During her lifetime, she particularly helped emerging artists realise their career goals. This tribute celebrates her unwavering support of the arts.

  • Business Person of the Year Awards 2019

    RBC Business Person of the Year award Each year, in association with the Nice Côte d'Azur Chamber of Commerce (CCI), the Riviera Business Club hosts an award for best businessperson of the year and best start-up of the year. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges who thoroughly examine the stability, growth and potential of businesses nominated by the public. 

  • Sting live at Nikaia

    Sting in Nice Photo: Martin KierszenbaumSting is coming to Nice this weekend to perform his top hits and crowd favourites from his long and prolific career. Sting: My Songs will be a lively concert featuring the most beautiful songs written by Sting both solo and with The Police, earning him numerous Grammy Awards.