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Riviera Press Holiday 2020

Bring on 2021! Riviera Insider and Riviera Press by MediaCorp wish you happy holidays and safe News year’s! We are finally coming to the end of this year and 2020 has really been a doozy! Even though it has been astonishing, often difficult and sometimes trying, it has also brought about rethinking, transformation, a lot of resilience and some nice moments of solidarity, mutual aid and cohesion.


Recent Articles

  • Canneseries Season 3 is on!

    CANNESERIES Season 3

    As the pandemic changes the landscape of many festivals around the globe this year, Canneseries is one that has resisted, postponing to October. After the recent press-conference confirming its existence, we can happily look forward to seeing the festive pink carpet lining the Croisette from 9 - 14 October. 

  • Belem: The splendid three-mast ship arrives in Cannes

    The majestic three-master under full sails. © Benjamin DecoinThe magnificent, heritage-listed sailing ship, Belem, is spending the winter in the port of Cannes. The three-mast clipper from 1896 arrived in Port Canto on Tuesday, 22 September and will remain until mid-March. The Belem will be open to visitors for guided tours on the weekends until the end of October.

  • Nice European short film festival

    Poster2020 has witnessed the Cannes Film Festival's cancellation, which hasn't transpired since the Second World War. Nonetheless, other cinematographic events persevered through the health crisis, such as the upcoming Nice European short film festival: "Un festival c'est trop court!" This celebration of cinematographic art will start in the open-air on 9 October, in the Promenade des Arts and end on 16 October. Four competitions will be happening in anticipation of 12 prizes. Other activities, such as various thematic programs, masterclasses and round table meetings, will also occur.

  • Americans abroad: September is voter registration deadline

    Absent voter ballot via Shutterstock 1669980898 For American citizens living abroad, the deadline for registering to vote for the upcoming presidential election is coming up! We spoke with the new Consul General of Marseille about how ex-pats can register what services the US Consulate offers.  

  • New rules: Masks required in all public spaces

    Photo by   Zuzi Janek   on   ScopioAcross the world, the endless battle against COVID-19 perseveres. In France, the apprehension of new confinement measures seems to roam in the air. On 10 September, Bernard Gonzalez, the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes made a decree enforcing masks in all public spaces, indoors and outdoors for the majority of cities across the Côte d'Azur. These reinforced regulations to face the rise in cases is clear and an attempt to avoid, by all means, a renewal of the confinement. 

  • Couple unable to evict squatters from their home in Théoule

    Eviction by priyanka from the Noun ProjectSquatters! On 20 August, a retired couple arrived at their second home in Théoule to discover that squatters occupied the premises and even changed the locks. Since then, events have not ceased to be surprising, causing outrage over French habitation laws. Unable to evict the occupants without a civil court order and knowing that a landlord who evicts squatters risks three years of prison and a fine of 30,000 euros, the 75 years old couple had to return to Lyon. 

  • Cannes Entrepreneurship Summit 2020

    Women in Tech Sud, Cécile Dartanian (left), Sophie Benyamin (middle), and Elodie Sarfati (right)Bringing together four leading events in the Côte d'Azur startup ecosystem (BA06Get In The RingWomen in Tech, and the Cannes DDA is up). This was the wager of the first CES (Cannes Entrepreneurship Summit) organisers for this autumn under Covid-19. This gamble was taken up last Thursday and Friday with a first day at the Cannes International Campus and a second, between work and leisure, in the Saint-Marguerite Island's idyllic setting. 

  • Europe’s Heritage Days offer free entry to museums and cultural sites

    Matisse Museum c. Ville de NiceThe 37th edition of Europe’s heritage celebrations takes place in mid-September across Europe. In France, the Journées de Patrimoine fall on the 19th and 20th and the 27th in Monaco. On these days most cultural centres, including museums and heritage sites will be open to the public and free of charge. So make a list of places you've been meaning to visit!