The Jan/Feb/Mar 2021 issue is now out!

Riviera Insider Magazine Jan 2021

Despite our reduced events and unsure reopening/curfew/re-confinement, we’ve still managed to fill our pages with interesting stories and things to do. And with our distribution points still closed, we’ve done another double issue, so if you understand German, it’s a 2-for-1 magazine! Here's an overview of this issue from the editor.

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Recent Articles

  • 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!

     

  • 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.

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