From the beaches of Antibes to the Cannes Film Festival, the French Riviera has been a popular tourist destination for decades – however coronavirus has changed everything.
Normally at this time of year the municipal authorities in Cannes would be gearing up to welcome thousands of film professionals from around the world, while tourists flock to see the stars in the sun. But this year, there is no festival with the lockdown prolonged and affecting up to half the world’s population.
While the lockdown restrictions in France are set to ease, this could be one of the least busy tourism seasons the Cote d’Azur has ever seen, and for that reason, there may be opportunities for travellers to get great deals on rental apartments and hotels as soon as restrictions are lifted.
For the time being, the travel industry is on hold, but there is progress and the nation is looking to move towards a new strategy – and with that, the economy should be able to thrive once more.