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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
UPDATE: The 'essential' reasons people in France can leave their homes during the new lockdown From Friday the French public will once again be confined to their homes and only allowed out for essential trips, for which they will need a permission form. Here's a look at the circumstances under which people are able to leave their homes.
Attestations: The three permission forms you need in France to leave your home The French government has published the three permission forms members of the public need to either go shopping, go to work or go to school during lockdown. Here are all the details.
ANALYSIS: It's groundhog day in France and we're all at fault for the second lockdown Who's to blame for France being plunged back into a nationwide lockdown? Will the new confinement even work given schools and factories are still open? John Lichfield looks at the reasons why France is suffering a nationwide deja-vu on Thursday and if there's any way out.
France to keep EU borders open but all arrivals face Covid-19 tests The French PM confirmed on Thursday that the countries borders with other EU and Schengen area countries would remain open although anyone arriving in the country would be tested for Covid-19.
French PM details new restrictions as country heads back into lockdown
French PM details new restrictions as country heads back into lockdown French people will only be allowed to leave their homes for food shopping, medical appointments, pressing family reasons and to commute to work when the job cannot be done from home, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday ahead of a new Covid-19 lockdown starting at midnight.
‘Heinous’ Nice knife attack condemned globally
‘Heinous’ Nice knife attack condemned globally Condemning the knife attack in Nice, France on Thursday that killed three people, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, reflecting the majority of responses by world leaders.
Vendée Globe to set sail without spectators amid virus clampdown
Vendée Globe to set sail without spectators amid virus clampdown The start of the 9th Vendée Globe, the single-handed round-the-world yachting race, will take place as planned on November 8 in spite of a new coronavirus lockdown in France, organisers announced on Thursday.
Why has Nice become a target for terrorism in France?
Why has Nice become a target for terrorism in France? France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the country was going on emergency alert after three people were killed in the southern city of Nice on Thursday. This is not the first terrorist attack that has coincided with a major religious or national holiday in the French Riviera city. Read More
French school kids must wear masks from age 6 under new Covid lockdown
French school kids must wear masks from age 6 under new Covid lockdown French schools will require all students aged six and over to wear face masks in class, Prime Minister Jean Castex has said, ahead of a new coronavirus lockdown starting at midnight on Thursday.
Disneyland Paris shuts down again as France orders new virus lockdown
Disneyland Paris shuts down again as France orders new virus lockdown Walt Disney Co's Disneyland theme park in Paris will close again as France heads back into lockdown to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections, the company said on Thursday.
What closes and what stays open during France's second Covid-19 lockdown? France is entering another round of strict, nationwide confinement on Friday October 30th. As this lockdown is different from the last, here's a look a what we know so far about what will stay open, and what will be forced to close.
'Life sucks right now': France prepares to enter another lockdown It was expected, but far from welcome. So what's the mood like in France the morning after the president announced another round of national lockdown?
'We will not give in to terror', says Macron as security alert raised to highest
'We will not give in to terror', says Macron as security alert raised to highest France has raised its national security alert to the highest level after a knife-wielding man killed three people at a Catholic church in the city of Nice. President Emmanuel Macron vowed France would not give any ground to terrorists, saying thousands more soldiers would be deployed to protect key places Read More
French word of the day: Jeudredi Confused by this one? You're not the only one.
UPDATE: France raises terror alert level after knife attack at church in Nice The French government raised its nationwide terror alert to the highest level on Thursday after a knife attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice that left three dead and several people injured.
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French consulate in Jeddah
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French consulate in Jeddah A Saudi citizen wounded a guard in a knife attack at the French consulate in the port city of Jeddah on Thursday, said the French embassy in Saudi Arabia. The attacker was arrested immediately after the attack.
Paris could introduce 30km/h speed limit throughout the capital Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo is planning to implement the speed limit in the whole city from early 2021. Parisians can have their say until November 27th.
Macron says France is 'under attack' after deadly stabbing in Nice
Macron says France is 'under attack' after deadly stabbing in Nice A man wielding a knife on Thursday killed three people in an attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice in southern France. The suspect, a Tunisian national, has been arrested in the attack which President Emmanuel Macron has described as an Islamist terrorist attack. Follow events as they unfolded in our liveblog. Read More
The French language you need to know to understand lockdown in France From technical vocab to slagging off the neighbours, we all learned some new words and phrases during the first coronavirus confinement. As France goes into its second lockdown, here's a look at the ones you will need (plus a few others we just really enjoy).
Terror investigation launched as three killed in knife attack at Nice church
Terror investigation launched as three killed in knife attack at Nice church A man wielding a knife has killed at least three people in an attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice. The suspect was injured by police and detained after the attack.
France to make face masks obligatory for all pupils aged 6 and over The French Prime Minister announced on Thursday the face mask rules for school pupils would be tightened meaning children aged six and over would now have to wear them.
Stabbing attack in French city of Nice kills three people, wounds several
Stabbing attack in French city of Nice kills three people, wounds several A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" beheaded a woman and killed two other people at a church in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday, according to police officials. The city's mayor described the incident as an act of terrorism.
UPDATE: What are the rules of France's second coronavirus lockdown? France will enter its second lockdown on Friday after President Emmanuel Macron judged it was the only option to fight against a devastating resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic. Here's what you need to know.
French MPs approve lockdown measures, pupils to wear masks from age 6
French MPs approve lockdown measures, pupils to wear masks from age 6 The French National Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved new nationwide lockdown measures a day after President Emmanuel Macron said a they were necessary since the second wave of the virus was "likely to be deadlier than the first". Prime Minister Jean Castex is set to detail the measures in a national Read More
'We need to hold on': Macron announces new lockdown in France starting Friday French President Emmanuel Macron announced on
Wednesday a new coronavirus lockdown until at least December 1, hoping to
bring under control an outbreak that is poised to overwhelm hospitals in a
matter of days.
France’s Macron announces new lockdown to fight Covid-19 second wave
France’s Macron announces new lockdown to fight Covid-19 second wave French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a new nationwide lockdown to fight a surging second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic. The new confinement, to come into effect on Friday, is to be less strict than the nearly eight-week lockdown in springtime, with some schools and businesses remaining open. Read More
Podcast: Teaching French values, Covid in the Pyrenees and the Plague in Marseille
Podcast: Teaching French values, Covid in the Pyrenees and the Plague in Marseille As France reels from the brutal murder of teacher Samuel Paty, teachers weigh in on their role in transmitting French values, notably laïcité. A visit to a town in the Pyrenees Orientales, which until recently was something of a Covid-free haven. And the fateful day in November 1347 when the Read More
Macron orders France back into Covid-19 lockdown amid surge in cases
Macron orders France back into Covid-19 lockdown amid surge in cases French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a new nationwide lockdown from Friday to stem a surge in coronavirus patients in French hospitals, warning that the second wave of the virus is "likely to be deadlier than the first".
American voters in Paris get ready for US presidential election
American voters in Paris get ready for US presidential election Politically active Americans who live in France have been registering voters, making media appearances, donating to candidates and venting to their friends in the run-up to the November 3 presidential election. 

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