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  • UK pension options before Brexit deadline

    Blevins Franks OfficeBrexit took place on 31 January, however, there is a grace period for the remainder of 2020 before the rules come into effect. That means there is still time to plan for what to do with your UK pension if you are residing in France. Blevins Franks offers Riviera Insider readers a few options to consider. 

  • Have you tried Face Yoga?

    Eva Lu Acupuncturist c. Fotini Efstathiou of Social Fox CreativeWhat if you could come out of this confinement looking years younger? Well, we certainly can't promise anything, but followers swear by this method to tighten and tone their face. Local ex-pat, Eva Lu, is a licenced acupuncturist from California and is certified in Face Yoga Method and Sculptural Face Lifting. From lockdown in Golfe-Juan, she has been hosting a series of free online Face Yoga sessions. Here, we bring you an article she did for Riviera Insider's Wellness special. 

  • Attestation form now available digitally

    Photo by   Gül Işık   on   ScopioThe French ministry has now approved a digital version of the attestation document that can be downloaded on your smartphone via a QR code. This has many benefits, aside from the obvious ease and simplification for those without printers, but it also enables the police to scan the form from a distance, ensuring the safe distance. 

  • Virtual English lessons with HiPe Kids

    Hipe KidsAre you worried about your children's level of English? As we covered in our January school special, international couples in the Côte d'Azur can find it challenging to ensure their kids speak the language(s) of the home, proper French and not lose out on English lessons. But personal tutors can be difficult due to finding the time in our busy schedules and it can often be expensive. 

  • Jeanick Brisswalter, new president of the University of Côte d'Azur

    Jeanick Brisswalter, a specialist in sports ergonomics, neuroscience and psychophysiology, is the new president of the Université Côte d'Azur. ©Service communication-Univ Côte d'AzurThere were big changes for the Université Côte d'Azur this year. A massive re-hauling of the multiple schools between Nice and Cannes now fall under the UCA title. Along with this conglomeration, a new president was elected to bring the university to international recognition. Here we take a look at the seasoned professor leading the way.  

  • Environmental protection at Golfe-Juan's Port Camille Rayon

    BiohutJust before the government-issued confinement, Port Camille Rayon was able to host an educational morning for local children while the environmental protection company, Ecoocean installed special 'fish nurseries' in the port. A joint project with the city of Golfe-Juan-Vallauris, these fish nurseries will protect local fish from the dangers of sea life and port obstacles. Ecocean's 'Biohuts' not only protect baby fish but also improve overall sea life and allow researchers to study the effects on local biodiversity.

  • 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.

  • 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.