UK imposes new travel restriction for international arrivals

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This Friday, for international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, it will be mandatory to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 3 days before departure. This measure will apply from 4 am GMT on Friday 15 January and is in addition to already established travel protocols and is in addition to already established travel protocols, including the completed 'Passenger locator form'. Read more

Pierre Cardin: Another legend gone in 2020

Pierre Cardin in 2010. Photo: Terentiyeva, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsAnother legend has left us, this time from the world of fashion... but also a visionary in art and architecture as well. Pierre Cardin, the great couturier, designer and businessman Pierre Cardin died near Paris on 29 December 2020 at the age of 98. From the reporter for our German magazine, RivieraZeit, Rolf Liffers describes the impact his unstoppable man had on the world.Read more

French residency application system open for UK nationals

Brexit ReferendumGood news for British nationals living in France! Today, 19 October, the French Government opened the online system for British nationals and their family members to apply for a permanent residency permit. This new site is designed to be simple and streamline the application process.Read more

IKEA: inauguration of the design workshop in Nice

Atelier de conception en centre-villeIKEA inaugurated in Nice its "Design Workshop" dedicated to the furbishment of kitchens and dressing rooms. It's a small establishment of around 300 sq. m, located in the city centre a few steps away from Nicetoile. The rest of its infrastructure, located near the Allianz Riviera stadium, is still under construction. As announced by Walter Kadnar, the Swedish company's French boss, the giant infrastructure will open in the first quarter of 2022. However, the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, who was also present at the Design Workshop's inauguration, more cautiously announced its opening in the first half of 2022.Read more

Making SENSE of the immune system

Making sense of the immune systemAs we are all focused on hygiene and killing germs, it is important to consider the important link between germs and a healthy immune system.Read more

Peacemaking virus: "Brangelina" keep their vineyard in the Var

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: ShutterstockAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly want to keep their apparently flourishing southern French vineyard "Château Miraval" in Le Val near Correns (Var) according to their own statements. After their separation, they had initially wanted to sell the dreamlike estate. But it seems that the Hollywood stars have come closer again after their War of the Roses like split. Of all things, the coronavirus is said to have played a peacemaking role. Read more

UCA creates interactive world map of nature flourishing from our confinement

Rare whales play off the coast of Marseille, seagulls nest on the beaches of Nice, Corsica is visible from Valbonne, dolphins frolic in the port of Antibes: images that only the Corona crisis made possible. While the pandemic is imposing a pause on humanity, nature and the environment are reviving. The University of Côte d'Azur plans to record the positive effects of Covid-19 on a digital map of the world. It starts on Saturday - and everyone can join in!Read more

Archiman: a Nice-based men's skincare line

Archiman skincareCreated by two sisters from Nice, Archiman is a new, all-natural grooming and skincare line designed especially for men.  We introduce you to these dynamic and passionate sisters who are committed to providing men with high-quality, effective skincare products.Read more

What to watch on lockdown: Great films to revisit

Creative commons zeroHaving series fatigue? Our film critic gives her top picks to break the rut of series binging and revisit some oldies but goodies to see us through the remaining lockdown. From Soderbergh to 80’s romcoms, she covers a range of films for every taste and includes an ode to 'Wilson' which we may just appreciate a lot more now! Start the popcorn...Read more

What to watch on lockdown: Free classic films

Charlie Chaplin from 'The Kid' Creative CommonsCoronavirus has us on lockdown and our chats and message streams are filled with questions for what to watch. So we've dug up some great resources for not-so-ordinary things to see at home on the small screen. Whether you want to revisit some great classics, finally see those films you always heard of, or catch-up on that 'Best Film' list, we've found some great films available online for free.Read more