Russian Riviera

on Monday, 01 September 2014.

The information portal for Russian speakers on the French Riviera

Fontvielle4The number of Russian speakers on the Cote d'Azur has tripled in the last years. Before, only the wealthy Russian community could afford to spend their holidays on the French Riviera or settle permanently. Now, with more and more families moving to the French Riviera, the Russian community has risen to nearly 20,000. They truely have fallen in love with the art of living in France.

The Russian community is present all the way from Menton to Saint Tropez. However, they are more concentrated in areas such as Monaco, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cap Antibes, Cannes California and the hills of Saint-Tropez. Due to the Principality of Monaco having a safe environment, high quality services and many tax benefits, it has become somewhat of a holy grail for the Russians.

Russian visitors and residents will continually rise, however this is worrying tourism professionals due to the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine. Russians have opened a new market for the local professionals at a significant level.  has been put in place in order to help bring together a Russian community through its website and many events. In fact, includes all information about the French Riviera in Russian, to aid Russian speakers when they come on holiday or decide to settle in the area. With the magazine being accessible online, Russian speakers can plan their trip to the French Riviera in good time. 

Russian Riviera also organizes regular events in prestigious venues of the French Riviera that allow the Russian-speaking community to meet. All nationalities are welcome and are invited to participate. These events provide a cultural niche where Russian-speakers can meet in a fine and relaxed atmosphere.