What’s New in the French Riviera and Monaco?
Construction has begun on a project (due for completion by 2025) to extend the natural contour of Monaco’s coastline by an additional 15 acres along the Mediterranean. This project will include an expansion of the Grimaldi Forum conference center, a landscaped park, seafront promenade and small marina. With conservation in mind, 40% of the district’s energy needs will be provided by solar panels and pumps from the sea.
The Hotel de Paris in Monaco has been entirely renovated and is fully open as of September 2018. Upgrades include larger rooms and suites, a new garden courtyard, and the addition of a fitness area, spa and pool. These enhancements ensure that the Hotel de Paris continues to satisfy the increasing requirements of the luxury clientele.
As of May 2018 the Hotel Martinez has been fully renovated with 409 rooms and suites and 3 restaurants, plus a bar, garden and terrace. It also offers the most expansive conference and meeting facilities in Cannes – 26,910 square feet and 15 rooms.
Perched on the heights of the Côte d’Azur, the Terrasses d’Eze Hotel is ideally located between Nice and Monaco. Completely renovated in 2018 with 87 rooms and suites, its staggered configuration, similar to boat decks, allows visitors to fully enjoy the beauty of the French Riviera like a ship on the water.
After years of decay and a long restoration process, E-1027, the iconic house built along the French Mediterranean coastline by Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray in 1927, is now open to visit. Gray created the house for herself and then lover/architect, Jean Badovici as a secluded retreat. The name, Villa E-1027, came from a combination of Gray’s and Badovici’s initials. Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), a pioneer of modern architecture, built 5 holiday cabins above the Villa and are also open to the public, creating a feast for lovers of 20th-century architecture.
Did You Know?
Very French experiences await you!
Raising Stones can arrange a “Frenchy Day” for you! This unique excursion allows you to experience French traditions such as baking French bread, making cheese and tasting French wines. After creating a fine aperitif, you will enjoy all while drinking in the fabulous views!
Jean-Michel Folon, internationally known artist, made his home in Monaco from 1985 until his death in 2005. Now you can visit his workshop, located along the beautiful port of Monaco, and create your own water color travel book. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive dinner at L’Atelier in Monaco.
Join us for a unique and exceptional adventure and team building experience in the famous Hotel Negresso in Nice. Divided into teams of investigators, you use clues to solve the murder of Dr. Negresco. Along the way, discover the hotel and its secrets in a playful, exciting and fun way. All participants will meet at a cocktail reception for the mystery’s solution.
Imagine organic gardens at the foot of the Odeon Tower, a double-skyscraper in the Principality of Monaco, containing fruit trees, bee hives, tomatoes and herbs. Participate in a garden workshop at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel where you will learn about herbs and unusual edible flowers as you enjoy tasting foods and sipping herbal teas.
Recipe from the French Riviera and Monaco
Pine Nut Spinach Tart
Enjoy this delicious dish for lunch, a picnic, or a main course.