Roses & Plants Festival


Fête des roses et des plantes 2014

Fête des roses et des plantes 2014

On May 3rd and 4th, the Ephrussi de Rothschild villa hosts for the 5th consecutive year the Roses and Plants Festival in its sublime gardens.

Modern, ancient, aquatic or exotic, you will discover many varieties of roses and plants, with more than 30 exhibitors along the French garden. During the event, guided tours and workshops on gardening and floral Art are organised for the whole family, with specific workshops dedicated to children.

The Roses & Plants Festival is the major Spring event in St Jean Cap Ferrat. A perfect occasion to discover or the famous villa.

Opening Hours
Saturday, May 3 hours: 9:30am to 7:30pm
Sunday, May 4: 10:00am to 5:30pm

Adults: 13€
Children (7-17): 10€
Free for children under 7 years old.

Picto à pied A piedAt 15 minutes from the Royal Riviera.
1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Map view


April-May : Photography exhibitions in Nice

“Jean Gilletta Autrement”, from Avril 4 to May 5 2014

The Côte d’Azur between 1880 and 1930 : if nowadays we have photographs from that time, it’s essentially thanks to the famous photographer Jean Gilletta. His work has contributed to spread the fame of the Riviera around the world, thanks to the postcards bearing prints of his photos.

The artist Franck DOAT has decided to add his own touch of inspiration, combining Gilletta pictures with famous old monuments or modern buildings. The result is very original. Here below, the Louvre Museum’s Pyramid behind the “Casino Jetée Promenade” in Nice (destroyed during the Second World War).

Editions Gilletta – 5 rue Michel-Ange, Nice

Exposition Jean Gilletta Autrement

Doat Photos

“Une introspection” – Jean-Paul Goude photographs, until May 25 2014

Jean-Paul Goude is a famous photographer who also works for advertising. He has created many very creative and unusual advertisements for brands such as Chanel, Kodak and Galeries Lafayettes.

Sometimes considered as scandalous, his work has been deeply inspired by women like Vanessa Paradis, Laetitia Casta or Grace Jones.
Jean-Paul Goude has chosen himelf the 236 pictures in this exhibition which presents his great imagination and career.
An exhibition to discover at the “Théatre de la Photographie et de l’Image” –  27 blvd. Dubouchage in Nice.

Introspection Jean-Paul Goude

“Une Introspection” photographies de Jean-Paul Goude

Spring hike in Beaulieu-sur-mer



Lesser-known than the Cap Ferrat footpaths starting from the hotel, the “Saint-Michel” trail is also a noteworthy stroll to do.

Starting from Beaulieu-sur-mer center, the walk will takes you to Eze-sur-mer. Along the 5 km (3.11 miles) trail with a peak  reaching 380 meters of altitude (1247 ft), you will enjoy breathtaking views over the Cap Ferrat. A green and healthy way to discover the East part of the Côte d’Azur.

For the bravest, a harder stroll joins Eze-sur-Mer to Eze-village on top of the hill !

Start : 250m from Beaulieu-sur-mer Station. 15mn walking distance from the Royal-Riviera hotel.

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Gigi “una tavola autentica”

Gigi tavola - port de Nice

© Alexandre Dalivoust

At Gigi’s restaurant, you will feel the traditional Italian trattorias’ spirit.
Products from local markets, meat from the “Piemont” in North Italy, Gigi suggests a menu composed with food of  quality.

My recommendation : this is a restaurant for meat-lovers. Tartars are delicious and the Chef’s special Burger is excellent, made with hand-crafted bread !

The plus : a terrace overlooking the Port of Nice to enjoy the colors of the old-town, drinking a cocktail inspired from the 30′s.


5 quai des deux Emmanuel (Port de Nice)
06300, Nice

© Alexandre Dalivoust

© Alexandre Dalivoust

Winter Festivals near the Royal-Riviera

During February holidays, the French Riviera celebrates winter with colored Festivals and Carnivals from Nice to Menton.

Nice grande Roue Carnaval

Nice Carnival – February 14 to March 4 2014

The carnival King and its 18 floats will entertain you under the theme of “Gastronomy”.

Colorful parades,  “flower battles” taking place along the Promenade des Anglais, nights events on the Place Massena with dancers and musicians shows… This magical event is not to be missed, at only 15 mn from the Royal-Riviera.

Menton Lemon Festival - February 15 to March 5 2014.

Visitors will be immersed in the Jules Verne’s world,  and explore the theme of the famous novel “20000 leagues under the sea”.

130 tonnes of citrus agrums, 500 000 elastic bands and 20 000 hours of work are required  to set up the sculptures and floats. This unique event in the world is today attented by some 160 000 visitors.

We are your disposal for program details and tickets information. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fête du Citron à Menton

© Office de tourisme de Menton

Children mosaic workshops at the Kérylos Villa

Atelier mosaique Villa Kérylos

© Villa Kérylos

The Kérylos Villa, located opposite the Royal-Riviera in Beaulieu-sur-mer, offers children to discover the Ancient Greece Art with mosaic workshops.
Workshops are open every first Sunday of the month (starting from February 2nd) and during school holidays from 2pm to 6pm.

February holidays program

Children will discover how to make a stool decorated with mosaic on a special 4-afternoon workshop (from Monday to Fryday -except wednesday- from 2pm to 5pm).

From 10 years old, 180 euros per child.

To book a worskhop during your stay at the Royal-Riviera, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Kérylos villa is just 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Côte d’Azur Card®

Côte d'Azur Card®

The “Côte d’Azur Card”® is a new Pass which gives you access to more than 110 activities throughout the Cote d’Azur at a real value for money.

Museums, cultural sites, water sports or natural activities, just make your choice !

The 3-day pass will be available at the Royal-Riviera late April.
Adult Price: 39 Euros
Price (4-12 years): 21 Euros. Free card for the third child.

To enjoy the card’s advantages, here below some activities and visits you can do around the Royal-Riviera

- Oceanographic Museum
- Exotic Garden

La Turbie
- “Le Trophée des Alpes”

- The Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton
- The beautiful garden “Les Serres de la Madonne”

Cap d’Ail
- 1 hour or ½ hour kayak paddle

The card will be for sale directly at our desk. The card is activated at time of your first activity.
You can take advantage of the Côte d’AZur Card until October 31st 2014.

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