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Cynthia Todd (Cy) granted status of Honorary Member at Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Cynthia Todd (Cy) granted status of Honorary Member at Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

It is with heartfelt thank you we, the Board of Governors of The American Club of the Riviera granted Cynthia Todd status of Honorary Member of the American Club of the Riviera. This is in recognition of the many years she has been a member and volunteered on the Board of Governors as Membership Coordinator.… Continue Reading

Annual Gala Dinner-Dance was held at the luxurious Carlton Hotel in Cannes on September 21st

Annual Gala Dinner-Dance was held at the luxurious Carlton Hotel in Cannes on September 21st

This year’s Gala Dinner-Dance was held at the luxurious Carlton Hotel in Cannes. Members and friends enjoyed a delicious three course dinner, paired with fine wines. We enjoyed a great atmosphere in the exquisite Ballroom and danced to music selected by DJ Mark Dezzani and many of us in the arms of two professional dancers. Continue Reading

The American Club watches the USA win the Jury’s Price at the Annual Cannes Pyrotechnic Art Festival on August 15th.

The American Club watches the USA win the Jury’s Price at the Annual Cannes Pyrotechnic Art Festival on August 15th.

Members and guests gathered on the Croisette Beach to watch Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, a family business founded in 1895. The Musical Theme was “American Rhapsody” – A cultural journey round the United States of America through its diverse musical heritage. The USA was in competition with Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden and France. Continue Reading

The American Club celebrates 4th July 2019 in Villefranche-sur-Mer

The American Club celebrates 4th July 2019 in Villefranche-sur-Mer

The fun took place at the Amélie Pollonais Square with a Jeeps and Pin-up Parade, Pin-up Show, Country Dance and Rock’n Roll demonstration, Speeches and French & American National Anthems, New Orleans Jazz with James Andrews Quintet. A private dinner for American Club members followed at the famous “La Mère Germaine”.  Continue Reading

March 22nd – The American Club visits the US Consulate in Marseille

March 22nd – The American Club visits the US Consulate in Marseille

A Club weekend in Marseille, included a visit to the US Consulate, overnight stay and dinner at the Radisson Blu hotel, a privatized panoramic sightseeing tour to the key features of Marseille. We did a guided walking tour from the Vieille Charité through Le Panier, the oldest district in France and ended the day with… Continue Reading

Mrs. Helene Peterman granted status of Honorary Member at Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Mrs. Helene Peterman granted status of Honorary Member at Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

It is with heartfelt thank you that we, the Board of Governors of The American Club of the Riviera granted Mrs. Helene Peterman status of Honorary Member of the American Club of the Riviera. This is in recognition of the many financial contributions she has made to our Club over several years, active participation and support, for which we all want… Continue Reading

Consul General Simon R. Hankinson attended & gave a speech at our 4th July Celebration

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… Continue Reading

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

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. Continue Reading

Lunch with the U.S. Navy League and U.S. Consul General Mr. Simon Hankinson

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… Continue Reading

An amazing night at the 2018 Club Vivanova Luxury Lifestyle Gala Dinner

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… Continue Reading

Our first joint event with British Association de Menton

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… Continue Reading

Jaber Jallad and Burton Gintell awarded President Emeritus

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… Continue Reading

MonacoLife.Net | Americans and friends celebrate Thanksgiving 2017

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… Continue Reading

Friday: Food, Friends, Fireworks, Fun … The Provence Post

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… Continue Reading

Sad News – Avery Glize-Kane – 8 January 2016

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… Continue Reading

Burton Gintell speech at September Swell-egant Elegant Party

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… Continue Reading

Press Release from the U.S. State Department re closure of U.S. Consular Agency in Nice

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,… Continue Reading

Riviera Reporter August/September issue

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… Continue Reading

A sad message from your President of the American Club of the Riviera

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… Continue Reading

Burton Gintell speech on Independence Day at 4 July party

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… Continue Reading

In the Spotlight – Radio interview with Burton Gintell, President of the American Club of the Riviera

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”. Continue Reading

Living In France announcement and editorial

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… Continue Reading

The Riviera Times: American Club of the Riviera Thanksgiving Celebration

The Riviera Times: American Club of the Riviera Thanksgiving Celebration

On Thursday November 27th 2014 As is traditional, members and friends of the American Club of the Riviera come together in Monte Carlo to celebrate the cherished family holiday of Thanksgiving. The venue for this year’s gathering will be the splendid Salon Belle Epoque at the Hôtel Hermitage. 

The traditional thanksgiving lunch will be preceded… Continue Reading

FRANCE TODAY: Thanksgiving in Monte Carlo with The American Club of the Riviera

FRANCE TODAY: Thanksgiving in Monte Carlo with The American Club of the Riviera

  As in past years, members and friends of the American Club of the Riviera will gather around elegant tables in Monte Carlo to celebrate the cherished family holiday of Thanksgiving. As the usual location, the Hôtel de Paris, is closed for renovations, the event will be held in the splendid Salle Belle Époque at… Continue Reading

Provence Post: You’re Invited: A Côte d’Azur Thanksgiving

Provence Post: You’re Invited: A Côte d’Azur Thanksgiving

  Once again, the American Club of the Riviera will celebrate Thanksgiving in Monaco, with a gala luncheon starting at 12:30 on Thursday, November 27. The event is open to all…and members of the US Air Force will be hosted (and toasted!) as the special guests of honor. The menu is, of course, an American feast of turkey… Continue Reading

Sponsorship of US Military Personnel | Thanksgiving Lunch – November 2014

Sponsorship of US Military Personnel | Thanksgiving Lunch – November 2014

  Dear Members and Friends Among the most poignant highlights of our Thanksgiving lunches are surely the presence of the US Military personnel, who have shared this quintessentially family holiday with The American Club of the Riviera. Far away from home, they have so much appreciated being welcomed into our family for this one special… Continue Reading

Sunny Bank Talk

We have received the following invitation to our American Club Members and Guests to attend an information meeting in English regarding a Seniors’ Residence for English speakers. We pass on this information in case you are interested and, if so, please contact them directly. SUNNY BANK ASSOCIATION 815 chemin des Gourettes 06370 MOUANS-SARTOUX Tel: 0033… Continue Reading

Petite Journal – 4th July 2014

Petite Journal – 4th July 2014

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American Club of the Riviera Invites You… – The Provence Post

American Club of the Riviera Invites You… – The Provence Post

  The American Club of the Riviera hosts luncheons and dinners throughout the year, featuring speakers on timely subjects. If you don’t know the group you might think about attending one of their events or even joining up. The ACR welcomes anyone and I hear their events are terrific. The Club has roughly 100 members,… Continue Reading

Americans Head to the Hippodrome

Americans Head to the Hippodrome

When the ladies and gentlemen of the American Club of the Riviera sit down to luncheon this Saturday in the clubhouse of the Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur they will bear witness to a horse race unlike any other in France. Please click on the image above to view the article on the website Continue Reading