News via Twitter

The French are not rude, it's just one big misunderstanding https://t.co/dkxevKyaju
The latest Riviera Reporter Daily! https://t.co/VFuLNpMzXK Thanks to @STJamesl @foxoo06 @DailyMailPics #womensmarch #brexit
Hundreds of thousands of retired Britons in EU 'may be forced to return' https://t.co/xvb5Q5ylSb
Le Pen follows Trump's lead by aiming to rule Twitter as she bids to rule France https://t.co/ayK7xFFsbR
The latest Riviera Reporter Daily! https://t.co/TcYzKi8Vhf Thanks to @cannesorbust @TheLocalItaly @LeFrenchBook #brexit #theworldin
France to probe Renault over suspected emissions cheating https://t.co/UrXQjkegnp
Waiting times at UK border control could double after Brexit, bosses warn https://t.co/0VgP6H84hz
A guide to France’s left-wing primary debates - France 24 https://t.co/z05ehzr7h4

Articles and News Features

The Virgin project of Nice: the statue that never came to be

Did you know that the city of Nice almost had a 49 foot (15 metre) tall statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop the Colline du Château? In the 1980s, the idea of the “Virgin on the hill” came to the Abbey Royal of Nice, who may have been inspired by the huge “Christ the Redeemer” statue that stands watch over the city of Rio de Janeiro. The colossal Virgin Mary would be placed on the top of the Colline du Château (Castle…
Culture and Arts Margo Lestz

5 Jean Cocteau treasures on the Riviera

Jean Cocteau was truly a multi-talented artist. He considered himself a poet but he was also a novelist, playwright, film director, set designer, painter, and ceramicist – a true jack of all trades. Cocteau was born in 1889 near Paris and spent most of his life in and around that area. However, he also spent quite a few of his last years on the Riviera where he left some artwork treasures dotted along the coast. Jean’s…

A step-by-step guide to becoming a freelancer

Despite the French government embracing digital technology to reduce the form-filling burden, paperwork is a way of life…

Wine: Thoughts on 2015 Bordeaux En Primeur

Table Talk Alex Ignatieff
Fantastic! Finally, a year in Bordeaux to really get excited about. This may not be the biggest news of the day as the…

Tracing the 1,000-mile odyssey of D.H. Lawrence’s phoenix headstone

History and Traditions Robert Bullock
Soon after D. H.Lawrence’s burial in Vence Cemetery on March 4th, 1930, his widow Frieda commissioned a simple headstone…

On y va! Hiking though the Alpes-Maritimes by train

Visiting the Riviera Portia Griffey
I have lived in Nice for the past few years, learning French as I go, as I didn’t speak a word when I arrived. Through…

Provence Diary: The life-saving course that made my head swim

Features Dan Briggs
So there I was in the village watching a Euro 2016 warm-up game. The bar had put a TV outside on the street. A woman…

Homes and Houses: Newly built bastide in St Cezaire sur Siagne

Property and Pools Riviera Reporter
Inland from Nice, in the foothills surrounding Grasse, are some of the best and most entrancing views in this magical…

Interview with Nick Danziger: From Monte Carlo into another world

Culture and Arts Molly Brown
The charm of life on the French Riviera has always attracted writers, artists and photographers, but world famous…

Hubert Boivin: Q&A with “Best of Cooking Nice”

Table Talk Riviera Reporter
RR: Hubert Boivin, tell us about your role as President of UPCR, the restaurant owner’s union of Nice and the…

Photo of the Moment

QR-Code This Page

QR-Code
France Great Britain Heart