Tag: French

French Riviera to go into weekend lockdown over COVID

The French Riviera will go into lockdown for the next two weekends to contain COVID-19 which has been spreading faster in the tourist hotspot than elsewhere in France, the region’s top official said on Monday. Controls at airports and at the land border the southern Alpes-Maritimes region shares with Italy would be tightened over the

Freedom, dignity in French Alzheimer’s ‘village’

The small village, like most in France, has a cafe-restaurant, a hairdresser, a superette and a library. Neighbours have a cup of coffee and a chat on the terrace, or meet up in the park or at the gym before heading their separate ways home. But these are no ordinary villagers. Their average age is