There seems to be a bit of hysteria brewing around the spread of the Coronavirus. We don’t condone or wish to take part in the media frenzy that is causing people to fear for their lives, however, it is important to stay informed and there are some updates to communicate.
Brexit became effective at midnight on 31 January. The French Ministry of the Interior sent out a press release a few hours before concerning British citizens residing in France. It provides a brief outlining of what does and does not immediately change and gives dates and websites relevant to permit requirements. Clearly, France knows that there are thousands of Britons in a state of disbelief and concern for their future.
People & Baby tri-lingual nursery (English/French/Italian) is helping international families by taking the stress out of moving to France with small children. To inaugurate their new Biot location, they are having an open house on 6 February at 6:30 pm.
To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, local cancer charity, Mimosa Matters, is working to make the traditional 'Coffee Morning' big in the Côte d'Azur! They have a section on their website to get you set up with flyers and tips so that you can set-up your own gathering with friends, neighbours or co-workers.
It's Carnival time! And with it come some of the best and most beautiful celebrations of winter bounty, from the citrus fruits in Menton to the cheery Mimosa flowers painting the hills bright yellow to the tasty violets up in Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Here is our round-up of February Festivals.
For the 44th consecutive year, the best acrobats in the world gather in Monaco from 16 - 26 January to strut their stuff and wow audiences. On the 1st and 2nd of February, the famous big top also hosts the 9th New Generation Competition for young circus acts.
Happy 2020 everyone! It’s not only a new year, but it’s also a new decade. And what a decade we leave behind! There have been so many changes and even disasters, it’s hard to keep up - this past year alone has been a whirlwind, especially politically. From the Gilets Jaunes to the ongoing Brexit saga, snap elections, the impeachment of the US President, a ‘soft’ coup in Brazil, and narrowly escaping a trade war...there was a lot of turmoil in 2019.
But now we head into a new decade and our first issue of 2020 is out now. Here's a wrap-up of what you'll find inside...
From 29 November 2019 to February 23, 2020, Parc Phoenix will be lighting up the French Riviera with a special Chinese lantern festival. Baie des Lumières, or ‘Nice, Bay of Lights,’ is a massive production of 550 hand-built lanterns depicting Chinese folklore and ancient tradition. Designed as a journey through Chinese traditions and know-how, the park will be illustrated by scenes of daily life and magical landscapes.