Riviera Insider May/June 2020: A letter from the editor

Riviera Insider May/June 2020The May/June issue of Riviera Insider is the biggest and most exciting edition of the year. Out of the sleepy winter lull, the Côte d'Azur kicks into high gear for the start of the season (and the economy) with the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, Amber Lounge, Top Marques, Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and more. But the Coronavirus brought all this to a slamming halt, causing event cancellations from early February through June. 

March/April issue of Riviera Insider free of charge

Riviera Insider March.April 2020 editionWe are certainly facing an unprecedented moment in the world! To ensure that you receive the current issue of Riviera Insider during the corona crisis, we are making it available online free of charge. We want to make sure that even though you are housebound, you can still read the articles and interviews that we work so hard to bring you.

 

 

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  • Restaurants & bars reopen as Phase 2 begins in France

    Phase 2 France mapToday is the day! Phase 2 of our de-confinement begins today, 2 June with further relaxing of travel restrictions and restaurant closures. Across France, restaurants, cafés and bars are reopening, although under strict health and safety requirements. Here, we give an overview of what’s open, where we can travel and what we need to know to stay safe. 

  • Call for events: Join Nice's summer event calendar

    Have you got talent? Join the Nice summer event programme! The City of Nice is launching a call for projects from local associations and artists to propose summer events, from the beginning of July to the end of September, in various public spaces across the city. Now is your chance to propose an idea you've always wanted to see or share your talent as a performer! 

  • The best French food delivered!

    Home delivery by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock**UPDATED!** Just because we’re under quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy good food and wine - this is France, after all! We’ve gathered a (non-exhaustive) list of local merchants still working and offering either delivery or shipping. Whether you want fresh fruits and vegetables direct from local farms, artisan chocolates or even beer, wine and spirits, we’ve got you covered! So stay home, stay safe and support local business! Check back often, we are constantly updating the list.

  • Useful links while in confinement

    Take Care of yourselfAll of us at Riviera Press have gathered an extensive list of useful links to help you stay informed, stay active, flex your mind and your muscles, listen to good music or just ideas to have fun! Looking for information? This is where you'll find it!

    We regularly add to our list, so check back for the items marked 'NEW'.

  • Leclerc races a Ferrari in Monaco for new Lelouch film

    Le Grand Rendez-vous filming via Monte-Carlo SBMThe Monaco Grand Prix, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, was cancelled due to the coronavirus. But that didn't stop Monaco's favourite Formula 1 driver, Charles Leclerc, from racing through the winding streets of the Principality at 240 km/h in a Ferrari. However, Leclerc wasn't at the wheel of his #16 F-1 Ferrari, but rather a brand new, cherry red SF90 Stradale roadster. And he wasn't actually racing anyone...he was starring in a film!

  • The Monaco Grand Prix goes on... digitally

    Monaco Grand Prix 2019 - Sebastian Vettel c. Scuderia FerrariOriginally scheduled for this weekend, the 78th Monaco Grand Prix would have seen the Principality swelled with visitors – racing teams, entourages, spectators and tourists alike, all buzzing with excitement. Instead, the small country is in phase two of lockdown, still with its borders under tight control. But it doesn’t mean that the spirit of the race will not be felt! In fact, the track is prepared for one of F1’s fastest drivers to take a spin.

  • Monaco begins Phase 3 of deconfinement

    c. Mairie de MonacoThanks to the light impact of the coronavirus in Monaco, the Principality has been able to plan for a nearly full return to business, within the parameters of safety distancing measures. ‘Phase 3’ will see the reopening of restaurants, bars, museums and casinos on June 2nd. Here is a list of what will be opening and the rules to follow.

  • Cleaning your beauty routine: A guide to alternative beauty choices

    Julia EdgelyLocal Irish homoeopath, Julia Edgely, is an expert in all-natural beauty products. Whether concocting beauty treatments from fresh foods or testing the latest natural makeup product, she is a wealth of information on how to keep chemicals off our skin and out of our bloodstream. Here she shares some top local spots for finding 'alternative beauty products' and gives some DIY tips for making your own beauty treatments. She even reveals the recipe for her popular cacao face mask.

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