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.   

 

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  • Initial cover for Le Lotus Bleu album

    Moulinsart, Hergé Le Lotus Bleu (1936)Many people will have read The Adventures of Tintin comic series by the Belgian cartoonist, Georges Rémi. Famous during his lifetime, the artist is more commonly known as Hergé. He would have been pleased to know that his initial cover for the album Le Lotus Bleu would be estimated at 2 to 3 M euros. The artwork will be exhibited in Artcurial’s gallery in Monaco until September 11th, in Brussels from September 22nd to October 2nd and in Paris on November 19th and 20th, before being auctioned off on November 21st at Artcurial.

  • Mass panic in Cannes after a rumoured shooting

    Croisette CannesWalking on the Croisette last night, no one would believe that 24 hours before, a crowd of terrified people were running from what they thought was a shooting attack. With the event instantly broadcast through social media as well as dozens of policeman and fire brigades on site to control the crowds, the conclusion is that there was more fear than actual harm done and that fake news travel fast. 

  • Evening market in Saint-Auban

    Saint-Auban - Village NocturneIn the case of a last minute change of plans for this evening, Riviera Insider has a fun alternative to propose: a nocturnal market in Saint-Auban. Between 6 pm and 11 pm tonight, the village’s roads in the Grasse Region will be filled with local businesses and animations. Organized by two associations, SaintOfolies and Inspiration Esteron, the night promises a refreshing market experience under the stars. It’s an opportunity to enjoy live concerts and avoid getting a sunburn in these times of hot weather.

  • 100 portraits of the 18th century in Nice

    Extraites du catalogue de l’exposition, Collection Conservatoire du Portrait du Dix-Huitième Siècle, Paris - Copyright Thierry OllivierIf ever curious to discover the art of making portraits, a place to visit is the Palais Lascaris in Nice. A hundred portraits drawn during the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI will be displayed in the classical baroque setting from August 13, 2020, until June 30, 2021. Apart from Tuesdays, visitors will have the chance to discover every day, from 10 am to 6 pm, paintings created by famous artists such as Van Loo, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Duplessis, Ducreux, and many others.

  • Summer camps and stages to keep the kids busy

    Image by klimkin from Pixabay **Updated!** It has been a bit of a confusing few months with having kids at home instead of school, deciding if they go back to school or not and also that difficult feeling of being torn between wanting the safest environment for them and needing to get them out of the house! Now that summer holidays are in full swing, there are plenty of summer camps and ‘stage’ activities for all ages, from extended daycare for the little ones, to English-only educational (and fun) programmes. Here is a listing of a few:

  • Eight municipalities now require masks outside

    Masks**Updated!** The Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes has ordered that in eight municipalities of the Côte d'Azur, wearing a mask will have to be mandatory outside in certain areas. In agreement with the respective mayors, the mask requirement applies in parts of Biot, La Gaude, Menton, Mougins, Nice, Saint-Cézaire-Sur-Siagne, Saint-Laurent-Du-Var and Vence.

  • New bridge in Genoa is now open

    Construction Site Bridge Genoa by Mike Dotta

    In reminiscence of the fatal day when the Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed, the new bridge connecting the Autostrada across the capital city was inaugurated this week, on Monday 3 August. Renamed ‘Genova-San Giorgio’, after the patron saint of the port city, the long bridge was completed in record time, less than two years after the disaster. A ceremony with heads of state, the architect and family of the victims was held not only to inaugurate the bridge but also to commemorate the 43 lives lost in the collapse.

  • 25th edition of the Voiles d’Antibes

    Denis Azarenko via PixabayThe regatta of the Voiles d’Antibes, usually happening throughout the first week of June, has been postponed. The new dates: 16th until the 20th of September. Celebrating their 25th edition, the event will be marked with live music, various exhibitions centered on the subject of the sea and the environment, but also concerts and parades. Furthermore, the registration can be completed online for anyone who wishes to participate in the regatta, which annually opens the Mediterranean circuit for traditional yachts.

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