Organisers of Cannes Film Festival say they are confident of being able to host dinners and beach screenings in July alongside main competition as some Covid-19 measures are lifted in France.
The Var and the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes region are on red alert for floods which disrupted train services and cut the A8 motorway for four hours Sunday evening. At least two people have been killed by floods in the French Riviera.
French officials announced on Thursday that the mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis - full-body swimsuits - on the beaches of the French Riviera resort.
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