Filming Locations Guide: Where is Riviera filmed? The Villa Carmella set in Château Diter

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There are no limits to all kinds of excess in the playground of the world's super-rich. Once a friend told me that boats, whores and cocaine are the new sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Add glamour, art crime and murder, and we've got the basic ingredients of Riviera, the new Sky series.

The show's 10 episodes explore the dark secrets that obscene wealth covers with sun-kissed ultra-luxury. Julia Stiles plays the role of Georgina, the wife of a billionaire art collector killed in a supposed accident, that she decides to investigate. The cast also includes Iwan Rheon (Ramsay from Game Of Thrones), Adrian Lester and Roxane Duran.

Riviera was filmed on location in the exclusive French Riviera, la Côte d'Azur. Nowadays very few productions come here to film as costs are very high. However, this British pan-European drama (made in times of Brexit) had a generous budget, bringing a breath of fresh air to the world of filming locations:

Riviera Locations
The fatal party was held on board the super yacht Turquoise, property of the real Scottish billionaire Douglas Barrowman. He appears in the scene as a Russian oligarch. Image courtesy of Sky

Riviera series Villa
A key location in Riviera is Villa Carmella, or the Château Diter in Mougins. The Clios family home is a renaissance-style palace with its own vineyard, two helipads and three swimming pools. It's situated on the countryside of Provence but in the heart of a crossroads between Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Monaco.
Image courtesy of Sky - Map

Where is Riviera set
Georgina on the balcony of a building of Résidence Eiffel, next door to Villa Grecque Kérylos at Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Image courtesy of Sky and Google Maps

Sumptuous hotel
Some scenes were filmed at the 5 star Grand-Hôtel Du Cap-Ferrat in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Image by CarSpotter and Google Maps

Riviera Sky City
The area is beautiful and the locations are superb. During the series we can enjoy splendid aerial views of Montecarlo, the Mediterranean coast and the winding roads of the South of France. Image courtesy of Sky

Nice city skyline
The nice city of Nice was the base for the crew and also the setting for many scenes of Riviera.
Image courtesy of Sky

Riviera Lieux de tournage
The Cemetery from the first episode is the old Cimetière du Château, overlooking the city Nice.
Image courtesy of Sky

Episode bomb in the street
An explosion shot at Rue Valperga in Nice. The series was filmed during the summer of 2016. The team had to be very careful using violent special effects, as the city was in shock after the dreadful terrorist attack with a cargo truck.
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White modern squared museum with fountains
The gallery from the 7th episode is the Asian Arts Museum of Nice (Musée des Arts asiatiques).
Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Riviera drehorte
Episode 8: Georgina meets Nadia at Massena square in Nice.
Image by Irene Grassi

The yacht harbor
The Port of Villefranche-sur-Mer was used for the last scenes of episode 10.
Image by courtesy of Sky - Map

Saint-Michel de La Turbie
The church from the first episode of season 2 is in Saint-Michel de La Turbie.
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Season two location
Raoul's exhibition takes place in Fort de la Tête de Chien overlooking Monaco.
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  1. Where was the yacht scene officially took place at? Please include all locations. Thanks.

  2. Where was the scene in Italy with the kiosk and Jon Brandeis?

  3. Where are the stables located?


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