French and Riviera News Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Second phase to the end of lockdown in France - As France starts its second phase of the end of lockdown today, Tuesday June 2nd, the situation in the hospitals of the Alpes Maritimes and the Var remains stable according to the regional health agency.

For the third consecutive day, there were no new deaths from coronavirus in the region.

109 people are still hospitalised in the Alpes Maritimes 7 are in intensive care and in the Var 140 people remain in hospital and 8 are in intensive care.

Since the start of the epidemic, Covid-19 has claimed 249 lives in the Alpes-Maritimes and 224 in the Var.

Reopening of restaurants, bars and beaches – As part of the easing of lockdown measures, marking this 2nd phase, from today many restaurants, bars and private beaches in the region are set to reopen. Some will, however, wait until the weekend or the middle of next week.

In Nice four of the fourteen private beaches will reopen today the Opera plage, Beau Rivage, Le Galet and the Blue Beach. Others are waiting for the weekend.

Full list beaches reopening from Menton to Cannes: 

In Menton, the majority of private beaches will not reopen before Friday, June 5th. Only the Da Mitchou and La Pergola beaches will resume their activity from today. Hélios plage will reopen on Saturday 6th June.

Meanwhile in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Le Fanal beach is to reopen today.

In Èze, Papaya Beach will reopen on Friday 5th and Anjuna Beach plans to open on Saturday 6th June.

In Villefranche-sur-Mer, Les Bains Déli Bo beach and its restaurant will reopen on Wednesday. In Beaulieu, Anao plage opens this Friday, June 5th.

In Beaulieu The Royal Riviera beach will resume activity with the hotel after June 20th. As for the Petite Afrique, they are to reopen from next week. In Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Paloma Beach opens on June 5. Passable Beach opens the beach and the restaurant on June 4.

In Saint-Laurent-du-Var, the Beach Club des Flots bleus reopens on Thursday, June 4. While the Holiday Inn hotel and beach will remain closed, reopening in early July.

In Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cigalon Plage and the Carré Bleu restaurant will open today.

In Villeneuve-Loubet, La Playa opens today Tuesday 2nd June. Others are expected to open their doors in the coming week.

In Cap d'Antibes, the restaurant Le Cesar with the private beach Le Keller will open from today.

In Golfe-Juan, the So Beach will be open to the public from today. Other beaches such as the, Pascalin Plage, the Cabins and the Petite Plage, will reopen on June 4, 5 and 6 respectively. Jimbaran Beach will open on June 4th, while Le Vieux Rocher and Bocado will open on Ju