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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Recent Articles

  • 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.

     

     

  • New restrictions in Coronavirus quarantine

    After the first week of lockdown, there are new rules and tighter restrictions across the PACA region, including the closure of all coastline and beaches and a new nightly curfew. A new (old) drug trial has launched at the CHU de Nice, where they will be testing chloroquine in its ability to shorten and lesson Coronavirus symptoms.

  • Coronavirus quarantine in France

    Computer animation of a corona virus. Photo: https://www.scientificanimations.com / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)Just over three months since the Covid-19 virus broke out in Wuhan, China, most of Europe has enacted restricted contact and social distancing and even complete quarantine lockdown, with Italy first, France second and soon Spain. Here are the current rules of the quarantine in France, with useful websites and documents.

  • 2020 Municipal election 1st round results

    Nice's incumbent mayor Christian Estrosi will have to prove himself in the second round. Photo: Ville de NiceFrance's first round of local elections took place on Sunday, 15 March - despite the virus pandemic and against President Macron's wishes to postpone the vote. As expected, turnout was extremely low. The second round, scheduled for next Sunday, 21 March has been postponed due to the corona crisis. Here we give some results from the first round of voting in the Côte d'Azur.

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