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  • 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.

  • Nice makes masks mandatory outdoors

    Masks required outdoors in Nice Photo: EOOn Monday 3 August, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi announced that the wearing of masks for all persons aged eleven years and over in Nice now applies to the outdoors in certain areas of the city. As of today, those who violate this new rule will pay fines of 35 euros.

  • Enjoy a staycation in Porquerolles

    Remi Jouan / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)Idyllic beaches, hiking trails, moonlit walks and free open air cinema, Porquerolles Island off the coast of Hyères offers the feeling of a true getaway without having to go very far! In our new ‘Staycation’ series, we give you tips on where to get away without really leaving. A true paradise only two and a half hours by car from Nice, so there are no excuses!

  • Summer outdoor cinema in the South of France

    Ciné Quartier Cannes @Ville de CannesOutdoor cinemas during the hot summer evenings are always a favourite, but this year it takes on even more importance as we are faced with reduced events and many of us are still not willing to step inside the closed space of a cinema room. A hard choice considering going to the movies is certainly one of many people’s favourite activities. After all, it’s relaxing all the while being a friendly outing. The majority of cities in the PACA region have taken note and our summer cinema options have multiplied! Here’s a list of local cities that are offering cinemas under the open sky, in full health safety. 

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