Nice makes masks mandatory outdoors

Masks required outdoors in Nice Photo: EOOn Monday 3 August, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi announced that the wearing of masks for all persons aged eleven years and over in Nice now applies to the outdoors in certain areas of the city. As of today, those who violate this new rule will pay fines of 35 euros.Read more

Masks: mandatory indoors with some exceptions

Man wearing a mask in a grocery store by Xavier Minguella Minguella via ScopioIn accordance with new French health regulations, starting from Monday 20th, wearing a mask in closed public places has become mandatory in all of France. Without necessarily raising an alarm, the necessity to be slightly more precautious has encouraged the government to make it an obligation to at least respect certain health safety measures.Read more

Summer event programme for Nice

Nice summer events 2020

Music, dance, theatre, sport: the wide-ranging summer programme "Mon été à Nice" held at several locations throughout the city, uses new formats and offers to show how creatively this special time can be dealt with. From 3 July to 3 October, more than 200 events at 60 different locations ensures Nice remains a top cultural destination despite the corona pandemic while still ensuring that distances and hygiene rules are observed through the mostly "open-air" events.Read more

EU borders: Summer Travel update

Aerial view of green and brown island by Alexa Ammon via ScopioTravel within the EU is now possible, with most countries reopening their borders on 1 July and the number of flights to and from Nice increased significantly. However, there are some exceptions, some requirements and still some complete bans for certain destinations. Travel beyond the EU and EEA is more complicated and regulated, especially for the United States, which currently has a complete travel ban. Here we break down the details.Read more

Our special 2-in-1 July/August issue

Two in one: Our summer edition is an exceptional double issue - Insider in the front and Zeit in the back.We are pleased to announce our new July/August issue, finally back in print! This issue is an unusual two-in-one edition, thanks to the coronavirus… We have made a double-issue with our sister publication, RivieraZeit (in German), so one side is Riviera Insider and if you flip it over, it’s RivieraZeit. Read more

Local election results: Only a few new faces

election_ShutterstockFrance’s final round of municipal elections have come to a conclusion and there are a few changes here in the PACA region. The first round took place on 15 March, just two days before beginning the lockdown due to the coronavirus. Both then and the 28 June second round resulted in much lower turnout than usual, for obvious reasons. Nevertheless, 40% of voters turned out last week to pick their local leader.Read more

Royal Riviera reopens it's doors and its beautiful terrace

ROYAL Riviera Jasmin RestoRight on the edge of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the Royal Riviera is one of the iconic beachfront hotels of the Côte d'Azur. On Friday, 26 June they re-opened their doors, including the stunning outdoor restaurant "Le Jasmin" with fantastic sea views. If you’re looking for a nice place to go this weekend, join them in celebrating their return.Read more

Cannes Lions goes digital… for free

Cannes Lions 2020 OnlineCannes’ biggest festival of the year, Cannes Lions, was initially postponed and then cancelled for 2020. Now, it’s going on-line, offering all their creative content free for everyone. If you're interested in marketing, advertising, business development, creativity or just good living sense, take part in Lions Live, it is a truly rare opportunity!Read more

Macron's speech: France is open for business

President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday evening in his 4th speech to the nation since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. Photo: Screenshot YoutubeIn his fourth speech to the nation since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron gave a rough outline on Sunday evening of how the crisis management should proceed from July onwards. There was also some concrete information - for example, that from 22 June, two weeks before the start of the holidays, all pupils from pre-school to collège ( middle school) should return to school.Read more

New Montessori middle-school class in Sophia-Antipolis

Les Colibris Montessori SchoolFor the parents of middle-school-aged kids, searching for a collège can be tough, especially if your child has grown up in a Montessori education system. But this September, one of the first bi-lingual Montessori middle-schools in France opens right here in Sophia-Antipolis. They have an open house this Saturday, 6 June to check out the school.Read more