Discover our guide to the best events on the French Riviera this week or weekend. Do not miss any major events such as the Cannes film Festival, Nice and Menton Carnival, Monaco Grand Prix or the Monaco and Cannes Yacht Shows.
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La Verrerie de Biot is open again with a fantastic range of wonderful glassware. Biot glassware is world famous and each glass is unique because of the way it's made. If you live near Biot, stop by and have a look in their showroom, whether you're looking for something to give as a gift or something for your own home, and if you're a bit further away it would be a good place to drive out to on a morning or afternoon. Have a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/verreriebiot/ where you can see a great video walkthrough of their shop. Check out their website for more information in English at http://www.verreriebiot.com
The legendary Monaco Open Air Cinema is open again for the summer season. The cinema is on the rock of Monaco, overlooking the sea, they've got a giant screen and there are lots of movies in English lined up over the coming days and weeks. For more information, take a look at their Facebook page, Monaco Open Air Cinema, or see their website https://www.cinemas2monaco.com/
There's an interesting historical exhibition taking place at the Villa Turquoise in La Croix Valmer in the Var this summer. It features information, tools and illustrations on the trades of yesteryear. There are displays about the old occupations of well-digger, charcoal burner, dowser, sharecropper, quilter, farrier and many more. The exhibition also gives an insight into the methods of work of the beekeeper, the stonemason and the ice cream seller amongst others. It's taking place from July 14 to September 30 and entry is free on Tuesday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information by calling 04 94 55 13 13 or see the website www.lacroixvalmer.fr
Several villages in the Var have got together to hold a series of eight free outdoor concerts in eight towns this month. They're being held in Draguignan, Lorgues, Flayosc, Bargème, La Motte, Salernes, Saint-Antonin du Var and Vidauban. Each starts at 7:30 p.m. (except Flayosc at 9 p.m.). They are free and without reservation
Draguignan 17 July 2020 - Allées d'Azémar: The Russian Cossacks;
Lorgues 19 July 2020 in front of the Town Hall: Jazz Trio H2o;
Flayosc 22 July 2020 (9:00 p.m.) -Place de la République: "Carmen Tzigane";
La Motte 23 July 2020 - town hall square: Cine-spectacle;
Bargème 24 July 2020 - at the foot of the castle: "Mozart, a life, a music, a genius";
Salernes 26 July 2020 - Cours T.Bouge: "Caminito Tango";
Saint-Antonin du Var 28 July 2020 at 7:30 p.m. village square: Piano night;
Vidauban 30 July 2020 - Place Georges Clémenceau: "Lights on Broadway"
For more information see http://dracenie.com/fr/tousenscene
This is a fun time for families AND their furry four-legged friends. Please bring your own picnic, but soft drinks and wine will be supplied. There’s a dog fancy-dress competition, egg and spoon race, name the dog, some great raffle prizes, face painting and much more besides! There’s also a dog behaviourist who’ll be running sessions and giving advice. These events are always such fun - so please come along and support local animals in need. The cost is €10 per family, but you can also take spending money. The party is taking place on Saturday 18th June, from 11am - 3pm, on private grounds near Valbonne. For all details including location, go to the French Riviera Animals Facebook page.
There's a great exhibition of street art taking place in Monaco. "Urban Painting Around the World" returns for its 4th edition and features the works of six artists, which will be on sale in a silent auction. The exhibition will be the Principality of Monaco's summer event and it's in aid of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The theme of this edition is "Free Mediterranean", a Mediterranean without plastic, without pollution and without overfishing and illegal fishing. It's taking place on the square in front of the Oceanographic Museum this Saturday 18 July from 2pm to 8pm and on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 July from 11am to 8pm.
The environmental organization SOS Grand Bleu is organizing a seabed cleaning operation on Baie des Fosses in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat this Saturday July 18, between 9 a.m. and midday. Divers (minimum level 2) as well as freedivers are welcome to participate in the seabed cleaning operation but they're also looking for motivated volunteers to help out on Saturday morning. For more details see the SOS Grand Bleu Facebook page.
Club Vivanova are holding a Wine Dinner Grill Party in White on Friday 24 July at 8pm. It's happening at the newly-opened Cabanita Beach Solenzara in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and will be an international evening of fine wines and a gourmet menu. Club Vivanova's exclusive event will take place under the private cabana area of the beach. Tickets are €65 per person which includes aperitif, gourmet menu, premium wines, coffee and water. There's parking at the beach. You don't have to be a club member to join Club Vivanova parties. Everyone is welcome to attend. You can find more information and book online at www.clubvivanova.com
The Théâtre National de Nice is presenting three performances of Marivaux's play "The Game of Love and Chance" on August 26th, 27th and 28th at 7:30p.m. on the Colline du Château in Nice. The evening of August 26th will be reserved for caregivers and medical personnel in order to pay tribute to them. The performances will be free and open air. These three performances will close an unprecedented programme, TNN's Summer Rendezvous, which is open to the people of Nice, every day from August 1st to 22nd, free of charge and outdoors, at the TNN kiosk, on the Promenade du Paillon. More information on TNN.fr