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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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  • Photographic exhibition on identity in Nice

    Marie Genin - "A Corps"Until September 13, a photographic exhibition by Marie Genin will be happening in the Lou Babazouk art gallery. Centred on questions of identity, representation, and the human body, the title of this exhibition is “A Corps,” which means “a body” in French. The outcome of this exhibition is aimed at making people reflect on the place of the body in space. Situated in one of the Old Nice’s most dynamic districts, the gallery often showcases the work of local personalities, professionals, and amateurs. Their policy has been to give a voice to artists of all talents since August 2019, promoting art and culture in the city.

  • Cannes Yachting Festival

    Guy Lebègue - Port de Cannes via Creative Commons**UPDATE** The 43rd edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will not be taking place this year. Expected to occur on the 8 until the 13 September, when Cannes transforms into the most important boat show in Europe, the prefectural authorities decided to cancel this year's festival because of the deterioration of the sanitary situation

  • UK imposes a quarantine for travelers coming from France

    Coronavirus**Updated!** The breeze is slightly more refreshing; the heatwave is finally passing over! However, the news isn’t as pleasant for those of us who wish to return to a normal rhythm of life. In France, the cases of COVID-19 are rising, though the death rate remains the same (according to the World Health Organisation). Some governments worldwide have decided to take new measures to control the sanitary situation. In that regard, the United Kingdom has decided that on Saturday, people coming from certain countries will need to be quarantined for 14 days, France included.

  • 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:

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