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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.

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  • Nocturne #2: Street Art exhibitions like a pub crawl in Nice

    Street artist Kenor

    Spray paint, markers, stickers… street art is becoming more and more recognised as an art. Though the tools and ideas are very similar to graffiti, street art has a different intent. It's about publicly questioning society and provoking a reaction beyond its creation's aesthetic nature. Streets and buildings, which these artists use as canvases, separate these artists from others who use more traditional methods.
    Thanks to a few contemporary galleries, this genre has a new home in the antique district of Nice. With Nocturne #2, these galleries have brought together multiple exhibitions and will host a joint vernissage on 18 Sept. It’s almost like a pub crawl – with art!
  • IKEA: inauguration of the design workshop in Nice

    Atelier de conception en centre-villeIKEA inaugurated in Nice its "Design Workshop" dedicated to the furbishment of kitchens and dressing rooms. It's a small establishment of around 300 sq. m, located in the city centre a few steps away from Nicetoile. The rest of its infrastructure, located near the Allianz Riviera stadium, is still under construction. As announced by Walter Kadnar, the Swedish company's French boss, the giant infrastructure will open in the first quarter of 2022. However, the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, who was also present at the Design Workshop's inauguration, more cautiously announced its opening in the first half of 2022.

  • Fed-up neighbours: Cannes fines villa owner for continual parties

    Creative CommonsRaucous all-night parties, paid-entry to day-long ragers and blatant disregard for Covid safety measures. After terrorising the neighbourhood for the entire summer, two villas in Cannes have been formally reprimanded and fined— to the delight of neighbours and the mayor himself. 

  • Crowdfunding, a financing tool at the disposal of entrepreneurs

    CrowdfundingLast year, the local press reported on a participatory financing operation carried out by the Grasse-based company ECCITY MOTOCYCLES to finance the launch of a 3-wheeled electric scooter in category 125 and strengthen its commercial structure. This small company with 12 employees managed to raise €455,000.

  • Signal system of evacuation installed in Cannes

    Kito32 Bay of CannesWhen thinking about natural disasters, we usually don’t expect them to occur so close to home, particularly when we happen to be located in the South of France. Yet, the Cannes City Council decided to take a step towards protecting the population against the possibility of one of these disasters happening after specialists in tsunamis and marine submersion classified Cannes to be a zone at risk. More recently, on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, they tested an evacuation signalling system on the Allées de la Liberté to raise awareness on the procedures to take in the event of a tidal wave.

  • Rediscover the PACA region at the Salon ID Nice-Matin in October

    Cropped Poster of the Salon ID Nice-Matin 2020In anticipation of autumn and winter, the Nice-Matin ID Weekend is reopening its door at the Port Lympia in Nice from Friday 16 to Sunday, 18 October. The site will be open to visitors between 10 am and 7 pm Friday and Saturday and will exceptionally end at 6 pm Sunday. With free access to the public, the 3,000 m2 space will receive about sixty exhibitors. It expects more than 8,000 visitors this year! These three days of exchange, discovery, and escape are a great way to rediscover the Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur region, Monaco, Corsica, and other nearby locations.

  • The Tour de France begins stage 3 of its course in the South

    Tour de France 2020 LogoAt 12.10 pm today, in front of the Allianz Riviera, the Tour de France's third stage will proceed. This parkour, which takes the racers from Nice to Sisteron, is known as the "sprinting stage." It consists of 198km, 2,300 meters of elevation gain, and four mountain passes. The Var sprinter, Christopher Laporte, described it as: "a real pain in the neck." Furthermore, the Tour de France motto this year is "2020": 2 meters away from racers, autographs, mandatory gestures (masks and gel), and selfies. Set to finish on 20 September, this sport’s event will be far from ordinary.

  • Discover Valbonne: A village with 500 years of history

    Valbonne by lhermiesylvie0Just a short trip from coast, Valbonne offers a unique atmosphere with its medieval architecture, typical of a Provençal village. Peaceful in its shaded alleys, warmed by its shops and restaurants, Valbonne hides many curiosities. The sundials, the pulleys, the lintels, the fountains, the Place des Arcades, the old Town Hall, the Abbey... There are a thousand and one reasons to get lost in its winding ancient alleys.

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