Advertise on Iconic Riviera

Thank you for considering advertising on Iconic Riviera. You’ve come to the right place, because we are hands-down the #1 most popular website for information on the French Riviera, for both tourists and locals.

Advantages to advertising with Iconic Riviera

We know that you have lots of choice when it comes to places to advertise. Here’s why we’re the best choice:

#1: Yes, there are other tourism and local events websites. But none of them come close to getting the number of readers that we get. Iconic Riviera is the #1 source for information about Monaco, Cannes, Nice, St-Tropez and each of the other towns we cover — individually! There is no other website you could advertise on that would give you access to a larger or more targeted readership of both locals and tourists.

#2: If you request it, we’ll make the URL to your website be a tracking link so you can see exactly how many readers are clicking through. Unlike with other platforms, on Iconic Riviera you can track the effectiveness of your ads.

Readership / Traffic Statistics

Feel free to compare our readership numbers to other websites using Amazon’s Alexa traffic tool. You can check Alexa to see what traffic, page-views, repeat visitors, etc. other websites get: search here (type the URL of the competing website in, click to search, then scroll down to the Traffic Statistics section at the bottom.) Compare those numbers with our verified statistics.

Important: Alexa ranks all websites in the world based on popularity (1 being the most popular) and the lower the number the better — for example, Google is #1 and Facebook is #2 on Alexa. Sites with very high numbers over 500,000 get almost no readers.

We use both Google Analytics (see screenshots) and Amazon Alexa to track traffic numbers. You can view our Amazon Alexa traffic statistics here. On Alexa, the countries are wrong/inconsistent with Google Analytics, but traffic numbers are correct. Correct country information via Google Analytics is shown in screenshots below.

Google AnalYTICS December to January 2020
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Readership by country
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We have found that the visitors we’ve identified as locals are drawn to the events pages and the ‘The Best’ section and the guides within. Non-locals (tourists) read those pages also, but on their first visit they mostly arrive via Google or social media to a travel guide and often read several travel guides during their visit on the website. It is difficult to discern between who is a local and who is not, as we can only see the country and not city for most visitors.

Advertising Types / Options

Banner Ads

We can put your 300×300 square banner ad (not animated) in the footer of all posts in any specific city or resort town. (We can also put your banner ad in our newsletter; contact us for current newsletter rates).

  • €395 per month, billed in 3-month increments (per resort town).
  • €795 per month, billed in 3-month increments (per French city).
  • €1595 per month, billed in 3-month increments (for Monaco).
  • We can design the ad for you for an additional €120 one-time fee.

Inclusion in ‘Guide’, ‘Itinerary’, OR ‘The Best’ Lists

Iconic Riviera will recommend your business in a Travel Guide, Travel Itinerary, or ‘The Best’ list, with a short description, a photo, and (if applicable) a Google map. This applies to any post in the ‘Travel Guides’ sections (such as the transportation guide, 3 days in Monaco guide, best brunch spots, best wedding venues, etc.) This will link to your website, but we can also make this listing link to your Business Profile (see below, sold separately) for readers to learn more, see photos, etc.

  • €750 one-time setup fee, plus €265 per month with a one-year minimum. Subscription billed in three-month increments after the initial payment.

‘Notable Residents’

We can publish a personal profile with an interview, including up to eight photos and a YouTube video, with the founder of your business.

It will appear under the city of your choice in the main section and in the ‘Notable Residents’ section.

Example: Notable Resident: Vibeke Brask Thomsen

  • €2250 one-time setup fee, plus €565 per month with a one-year minimum. Subscription billed in three-month increments after the initial payment.

EXTRA-Large Business Profile

Iconic Riviera will publish a listing/post exclusively about your hotel, store, restaurant or tour, which we will co-write. It will have a lot of information, including photos of your dishes, rooms, products, etc and information about pricing, a YouTube video, etc. The listing will include many photos.

It will be in the main section for the resort town it’s located in, or if it’s in one of the cities, it will appear in the main city section and also under ‘Where To Sleep, Shop & Spa’, ‘Where To Dine & Drink’, ‘Leisure Activities’, ‘Services For Residents’ or ‘Travel Guides’ in the navigation menu.

Example: The Prince’s Car Collection

  • €1750 one-time setup fee, plus €465 per month with a one-year minimum. Subscription billed in three-month increments after the initial payment.

Event Listing (Full page)

We will publish a listing/post exclusively about your event, with two photos and a YouTube video, which we will co-write.

It will be in the main section for the town it’s located in, and also under ‘Events To Attend’ in the main menu (under the town it’s located in) and on overall ‘Events Calendar’ page, as well as added to the public Google Calendar that readers subscribe to.

Example: The Cannes Film Festival

  • €450 one-time setup fee, plus €135 per month with no minimum. Subscription billed in one-month increments after the initial payment.

Event Listing (in google calendar)

We will include your event in the Events Calendar (Google Calendar). You provide the text and we will add it, with a link to your website.

  • €45 for one event entry, or €385 for a package of 10 event entries, or €1785 for 50. Events over multiple days count as multiple event entries.
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‘Where To Dine, Drink, Shop or Stay’ (Events Pages)

We can add a box entitled either ‘Where To Dine’, ‘Where To Drink’, ‘Where to Shop’, or ‘Where to Stay’, to certain event pages (for example, our page about the Monaco Grand Prix, or a Jazz Festival). The box will stand out visually and can have a photo, short description, link to your website or event page, and Google Map.

  • €650 one-time setup fee, plus €235 per month with a three-month minimum. Subscription billed in three-month increments after the initial payment.

Real Estate Listing

We will publish a listing/post exclusively about the property you have for sale, which you can write. It will include photos and a YouTube video and will be in the ‘Real Estate Listings’ section.

  • €750 one-time setup fee, plus €335 per month with a two-month minimum. Subscription billed in two-month increments after the initial payment.

Newsletter

Our Iconic Riviera newsletter is twice monthly and in it, we share: Events, People/Interviews, and new Guides. We can include a banner ad or a blurb about your business/brand/company. This can link to your website (using a special tracking URL). Or, to a page on Iconic Riviera which has information about your company. We can also arrange dedicated mailings just for you.

  • Contact us for rates (based on ad type and current # of subscribers).

Questions?

Please contact us at hello@iconicriviera.com (preferred; any language) or call +37799908881 for more details (English only).