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Consul General Simon R. Hankinson attended & gave a speech at our 4th July Celebration
We were delighted to welcome Consul General Simon R. Hankinson and his wife Jill to our 4th July celebration. Since the closing of the U.S. Consular Agency in Nice in September 2015, we have missed having a close relationship with the Agency. With the arrival of Mr. Hankinson last July, we are looking forward to a closer cooperation. This is the second time he visits with us this year.   Read more
The American Club of the Riviera is featured in “Riviera Insider” in the May/June 2018 edition
The American Club of the Riviera is featured in “Riviera Insider” in the May/June 2018 edition - on sale now at € 4.90. The Riviera Insider is the English language magazine for the French Riviera and Monaco since 2002. The magazine can be purchased at any news-stands. Happy Reading. Read more
Lunch with the U.S. Navy League and U.S. Consul General Mr. Simon Hankinson
The American Club Officers and Governors were invited to meet U.S. Consul General Simon Hankinson following the Annual General Meeting of the Navy League on Saturday 17th March at Le Lagon in Mandelieu. Inviting us was Cornelis Van Vliet, President, Navy League of the United States, French Riviera-Monaco Council The French Riviera-Monaco Council dates back to the spring of 1987 when its founder Avery Kane, the American Consul General des Etats-Unis of Nice, Read more
An amazing night at the 2018 Club Vivanova Luxury Lifestyle Gala Dinner
This year The American Club was VIP partner of the famous Gala Dinner held at the Fairmont Monte Carlo on March 10th. Club Vivanova Monte Carlo and founder Bradley Mitton thanked gala attendees, VIP partners and supporters for raising €35,000 for three charities; TAF The Animal Fund, the Chances For Children Foundation, the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the sponsoring of five children in Uganda for the Chances for Children Foundation for the next year. Read more
Our first joint event with British Association de Menton
Left: Beathe-Jeanette Lunde, President, The American Club of the Riviera. Right: Birgitt McDonagh-Nordbrink, Chairperson British Association de Menton. Members of The American Club of the Riviera was invited to the 85th La Fête du Citron and lunch at the famous Casino Barrière in Menton on Monday 26th February 2018. The British Association de Menton celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. Over 80 guests attended the enjoyable luncheon. Read more
Jaber Jallad and Burton Gintell awarded President Emeritus
Following the Annual General Meeting, several Officers and Governors were recognized for their efforts and commitment to the Club's success. Burton Gintell and Jaber Jallad were awarded President Emeritus for their distinguished service. They were instrumental in the survival of the Club after years of stagnation. They dedicated considerable time and effort in running the Club and moving it to new heights. In recognition of all these services, the Club award Read more
MonacoLife.Net | Americans and friends celebrate Thanksgiving 2017
  Americans in Monaco and the Côte d’Azur feted Thanksgiving with the American Club of the Riviera, which was also celebrating its 55th anniversary, over lunch at the historical Negresco hotel in Nice. Guests were treated to a tour of the ground floor art works as collected by Madame Augier, whose family has owned the Belle Époque hotel since 1957. The hotel-cum-museum has been a listed Historical Monument since 1974, and is home to 3,000 objets Read more
Friday: Food, Friends, Fireworks, Fun … The Provence Post
After the Bastille Day atrocities in Nice, the City of Cannes cancelled the fireworks scheduled for July 21. Shortly thereafter, the Mayor of Cannes announced that the International Fireworks Festival--a hugely popular annual event that welcomes pyrotechnic teams from all over the world--would resume this Friday, July 29, "with new security arrangements, a specific tribute to the victims of the Nice terrorist attack, and affirmation, by the renewal of the world’s la Read more
Sad News – Avery Glize-Kane – 8 January 2016
Dear Members, I have learned of the passing last night of our dear friend, long-time club member and legal advisor, Avery Glize-Kane, after a long fight against cancer. Avery was such a vital and exuberant presence in our lives; it is difficult to imagine that her light has now been extinguished. We all have our personal memories of Avery. Mine is her joy at the piano bar of the Martinez Hotel in Cannes during the years that the buoyant and talented Jimmy McK Read more
Burton Gintell speech at September Swell-egant Elegant Party
We have come together tonight in this miraculous corner of the Mediterranean for a Swell’egant, Elegant Party. – yes, I shamelessly borrowed that from Cole Porter’s score for “High Society” as sung in the film by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Are you enjoying it so far? In the 1930’s, an American wrote of this place "On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-col Read more
Consulate General of the United States of America, Place Varian Fry - 13006 Marseille – France. The U.S. Embassy to France and Monaco and the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille announce a consolidation of consular services in southern France in order to better serve the public and enhance security for customers and staff. Effective September 1, 2015, the U.S. Consular Agency in Nice will close. All routine and emergency consular services in the Marseille consu Read more
Riviera Reporter August/September issue
From the Insider article, page 3 of the August/September issue: Every club and association we include on our events calendar is led by individuals who give their time to organise outings and work behind the scenes so that you can just show up for a game of petanque with the Commonweath Club or an evening of dancing at the Belles Rives with the American Club of the Riviera. I cant be certain that all these people are stress-free, but they are definitely seizing the Read more
I regret to inform you of the death on August 7th of our Member Jean François, marquis de Chambrun, aged 79. Many of you will remember him, especially for his inspired speech to our July 4th celebration in 2011 at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, in which he read a remarkable letter written in 1777 by his ancestor - the marquis de Lafayette while on board the ship that took him to America for the first time. The marquis de Chambrun was a shining personification o Read more
Burton Gintell speech on Independence Day at 4 July party
Burton Gintell comments on 4th of July 2015 to The American Club of the Riviera We are gathered today in France to celebrate the 239th anniversary of American Independence Day. We have observed before the vital importance of France and Frenchmen to our country’s Independence, and perhaps need not dwell today on the vital contributions of  General Rochambeau, Admiral de Grasse, the  Marquis de Lafayette and Pierre L’Enfant In the 21st Century, current ev Read more
In the Spotlight – Radio interview with Burton Gintell, President of the American Club of the Riviera
Burton Gintell was recently interviewed by George Kasiliyake as part of The Internation Club of the Riviera's radio show "In the Spotlight". Read more
Living In France announcement and editorial
Author John Baxter,  whose THE PERFECT MEAL: IN SEARCH OF THE LOST TASTES OF FRANCE (Harper Perennial) won last year’s award for travel writing from the International Association of Culinary Professionals,  will preview his newest  book THE FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITS ARTISTS (Museyon) at a special event hosted by The American Club on Saturday, 13th June. Baxter will lead club members on a visit to the Musée Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer, followed by a book signing Read more

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