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  • Filming in the Côte d'Azur: what to watch

    Elsi Sloan in “A Girl’s Room” by Adastra Films

    Currently, Paris is the number one city for filming locations in France but when deciphering between interior and exterior shots, the Côte d'Azur takes first place for exterior filming locations. Is there any wonder why? On 30 September, the Film Commission of the Côte d'Azur held a press conference on the current status of the region’s cinematographic and audiovisual activities for 2019 and 2020. The figures are promising and it has certainly helped fill-in the revenue gap from the current health crisis.

  • 17th PanAfrican Film Festival of Cannes

    FIFP 2020From 23 to 28 October, Cannes hosts the 17th annual Festival International du Film Panafrican de Cannes. The FIFP was created in 2004 by Basile Ngangue Ebelle as a means to spread awareness on the richness of contemporary PanAfrican cinema and also as an ambassador of human values in the film industry.

  • French residency application system open for UK nationals

    Brexit ReferendumGood news for British nationals living in France! Today, 19 October, the French Government opened the online system for British nationals and their family members to apply for a permanent residency permit. This new site is designed to be simple and streamline the application process.

  • Austrian artist Golif exhibits in Nice

    Golif in NiceThis Friday, 16 October, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the visiting street artist, Golif at Galerie Le Container in Nice. Famous in Vienna, Golif doesn’t usually work on the small scale – rather, his ‘canvas’ tends to be the sides of several storey buildings! But for this special exhibition in Nice, the young artist has scaled down to portable sized pieces, small enough for us to bring one home.

  • Everyday Heroes: Learning to save lives at Polygone Riviera

    EVERYDAY HEROES POLYGON RIVIERADo you know what to do if a loved one is choking? Or how to tell if someone is having a heart attack? What if a friend loses consciousness? These are all ailments where the first few minutes can be the difference between life and death. From 1 to 31 October, the Polygone Riviera in Cagnes-sur-Mer is hosting training sessions on life-saving gestures and a chance to win a gift card. 

  • Storm Alex devastates mountain communities in the Côte d'Azur

    Storm Alex, which originated in the Atlantic, swept through the Côte d'Azur on 2 October, leaving a rash of devasted mountain towns. The region was well-warned with Red alerts closing schools and businesses, however, nothing could have prepared the towns along the rivers for the raging torrents that washed away entire buildings and homes. Read more about how you can help or who to contact for help.

  • Riviera Insider Oct/Nov/Dec issue out now!

    Riviera Insider Magazine Oct 2020Our latest edition is now out! We end each year with our Art Special, when the theatres, operas, ballets and museums take centre stage, so to speak. It’s a great time of year when the days are cooler but still filled with our glorious sunshine. 2020 is a bit different, though, as we all know. No need to repeat the word ‘unprecedented’ which has now become cliché. Nevertheless, the coronavirus is still a daily topic and a constant disruptor to our livelihood.   

     

  • The Cannes Film Festival returns to the Croisette!

    Special Cannes 2020 @Festival de CannesThis has been a bleak year for most, but especially for the event and hospitality industry, something the city of Cannes relies so heavily upon. Among the first cancellations of this crisis was the hallowed Festival de Cannes, the world-famous Film festival that swells the small city with tens of thousands of visitors, many of them the top stars of the world. Now, a new "Special Cannes 2020" is coming to the Croisette!

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