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On location with Riviera in Nice

Follow in the footsteps of the stars along the Riviera

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Pam Williamson | Nice Editor | Published: 21 Jul 2017


On location with Riviera in Nice

Sky Atlantic's new hit TV series 'Riviera', is set, as you may well assume, in various sumptuous and luxurious locations along the French Riviera.

After premiering at the 2017 MipTV, the TV miniseries that stars American actress, Julia Stiles as Georgina, wife of billionaire and art collector, Constantine Clios, 'Riviera' has wowed audiences around the world with its stunning locations and sets. From the grand home of opera in Nice, to the infamous Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, the sparkling Mediterranean waters are reflected in the many sparkling chandeliers. 

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Their humble home


There is certainly nothing humble about the fictional home of Georgia and her shady billionaire husband. The Italian style Palazzo boasts some three swimming pools. two helipads, an orchard, an olive grove and numerous lavishly decorated rooms. In reality, however, this property, actually known as Chateau Diter, is nestled in the hills below Grasse, to the north of Cannes and has been the subject of much debate in recent years. Built just twelve years ago by property developer Patrick Diter, the magnificent chateau faces demolition due to illegal construction.

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The billionaires party


Where else would you combine your down time with your shady business dealings than on your luxury super yacht? The yacht used in 'Riviera's' opening episode, in fact, belongs to Scottish businessman and investor, Douglas Barrowman. The scene shows hundreds of the Riviera's most sophisticated men and women partying aboard Barrowman's super yacht, before it is blown up by an assassin. Barrowman himself appears in the scenes, playing a Russian oligarch named Rycov.

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Holiday hideaways


The Cote d'Azur's most legendary palace hotel, the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat has been an iconic hotel since its opening in 1908. Today it continues to be a home away from home for the rich, the famous and those who just really want to treat themselves. Showing up in several scenes in the TV series 'Riviera' you can be sure that this really is the ultimate in luxury holiday hideaways on the French Riviera. 

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Fall in love with a Riviera villa


Julia Styles character, Georgia Clios, is an American art dealer who finds herself embroiled in the seedy underworld of the Riviera after she discovers the extent of her husband’s questionable business dealings and navigates a complex web of deceit and depravity to get to the truth of how he died. Pictured here on the balcony of Residence Eiffel, the art dealer in her would no doubt have been very happy to be in the former property of French architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel, and next door to the stunning Greek-style Villa Kerylos.

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The winding roads of Monte-Carlo


Throughout much of the series, we are treated to stunning views over the principality of Monaco and winding roads of the French Riviera. That iconic image of a Ferrari or a Porsche rounding the narrow bends on the cliffs high above the coastline is like something out of a James Bond film or perhaps the more comical 'Monte-Carlo or Bust'. However you picture yourself exploring this beautiful part of the South of France, we have the right tour for you. Experience the Riviera by bike, by Segway or in that beautiful red Ferrari...the choice is yours.

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