Dive into the Riviera of dreams

SINK OR SWIM: The Ik Kil cenote located in Mexico’s Yucatan region near the ruins of Chichen Itza (Image: GETTY) I’m deep underground floating along a river, the ceiling and walls around me covered with giant stalactites as hundreds of bats swoop in the darkness.  It may sound like a scene from an Indiana Jones […]

Move Over Rosé, Blue Wine Is Sweeping the French Riviera

Move Over Rosé, Blue Wine Is Sweeping the French Riviera Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry head to French Riviera – is THIS why?

Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, are getting married on May 19 2018 The couple have begun wedding planning, with their caterers chosen Harry has whisked his bride-to-be off on holiday this week, with the couple enjoying a romantic break in France Tuesday 2 January, 2018: 9:54am Meghan and Harry will follow many traditions […]

Greek chic: Discover the Athenian Riviera

Kalós orísate means “welcome” in Greek, and this was certainly the reception my sister Andrea and I received upon arrival at the five-star Grand Resort Lagonissi Hotel, a truly luxurious setting for our short trip. After a 25-minute transfer from Athens airport, we entered the resort’s beautiful gardens along a winding, fairy-tale driveway.  The lush […]

Tourists warned as wild boar take over popular holiday beaches in French Riviera

Hot and dry weather has brought with it a fresh danger to France’s tourist beaches.  Marseille is famed for its ‘calanques’, beach inlets tucked into crevices along the stunning coastline.  But the Riviera’s shores aren’t so safe or secluded this summer.  The long dry spell faced by the Mediterranean town has enticed wild boar to […]

Ravioli and relaxation in the Italian Riviera, without breaking the bank

ALAMY The Bay of Silence is a beautiful shade of aquamarine The bay, a shimmering pond of turquoise with a shoal of coloured fishing boats bobbing gently, is fringed by a crescent of grey-sand beach. As the hotel’s pianist croons a hearty That’s Amore, I enjoy another glass of the local grape and with a […]

Adrian Lester: What it is really like to play Robert Carved in Sky's Riviera

How would you describe Carver?  Robert is a fixer. We dive into a world of super yachts and fast cars but money and power come at a price and people are not operating on the right side of the law.  Robert is one of those people. He is good at forging paintings.  Why did you […]

Riviera season 1: Meet the star-studded cast led by Game of Thrones' Iwan Rheon

The 10-part programme, which was created by Oscar-winning writer and director Neil Jordan, is part compelling family drama and part high-octane crime series.  It will focus on Georgina, a mid-western US girl who is the widow of billionaire Constantine Clios.  When her husband dies, she learns he had ties to crime, including murder, and enters […]