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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The town of Biot is staging an exhibition dedicated to the work of the famous Swedish goldsmith Vivianna Torun and local artists she trained or influenced. Torun was born in Malmo in 1927 and lived in Biot from 1958 to 1968, surrounded by a group of young silversmiths and apprentices. She was the first woman goldsmith to have gained international fame and her works have left their imprint in the history jewellery. The exhibition is taking place at the Salles d’exposition municipal in Biot right through to the 5th of January 2020.
The city of Nice is staging a new exhibition called CINEMATISSE. As part of the 100 years of the Victorine studios the Matisse Museum is holding an exhibition on the theme of Cinema. Cinematisse shows the dialogue between the painter and the cinema. There’s plenty of time to go along and see it – it’s on until January 5th, 2020 at the Matisse Museum, 164 avenue des Arenes de Cimiez in Nice. More information at www.cinema2019.nice.fr
The Monaco-based architecture and interior design studio ‘Casamanara’, is showing an iconic collection of furniture pieces, designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. This exceptional exhibition tells the story of a golden era of architecture and design, bringing together over three dozen original pieces, all created for the city of Chandigarh, one of the first planned cities in India after partition, that Le Corbusier himself designed in the late 1940’s. Come and discover these two Masters of Modernism at the showroom of Casamanara, 24 Avenue Princesse Grace, in Monaco, Monday to Friday, until the 9th of November.
There are lots of events taking place in the village of Cogolin in the Var in October. There are guided tours of the village every Thursday, there’s a honey festival on the Place Victor Hugo on the 20th and there are several musical events. More details at their website www.visitcogolin.com
Join Club Vivanova for an after-work New World wine degustation with business networking at the newly opened Cave de Monaco, located in La Condamine in Monaco, just a few steps from Port Hercule. It’s being held on Thursday 17th of October from 6-8pm. Tickets cost €20 per person and the price includes wine degustation and cheese selection. You don't have to be a club member to join their parties, everyone is welcome. You can book online on www.clubvivanova.com
Another Be Here Now Monaco Ladies Love Lunch event is taking place at the Columbus Hotel in Monaco. Beverley Holt and Kim Holms started the lunches to help support women anyway the group are able – be it to settle into a new country, support with a personal or business project or simply to make new friends. Each month they have an inspirational speaker and this month it’s Eline Kieft, who will speak on the "Art of Living: Inspiration to enhance your life-force, vitality and health". Cost is €35 and includes 2 course meal, water, a glass of wine, coffee or tea and presentation. It’s taking place on Thursday 17th October at 12noon. RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 06 47 74 04 03
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco has lots of activities planned for the school holidays from October 19th to November 3rd. You can meet the sea turtles and see the preparation of their food. There’s a treasure hunt and a pool with lots of Mediterranean species to discover. And you can take a dive without getting wet by using an amazing virtual reality helmet. There’s a special family rate of 42 euros for up to 6 people for the holidays. You can find the full program of events at www.oceano.mc
KidooLand are organising holiday workshops during the upcoming October holidays from the 21st to the 31st Oct in all 3 of their centres. Holiday workshops are aimed at children aged 3 - 16 years who want to improve their English whilst having fun. For more information see www.kidooland.com
The British Association of Monaco will be celebrating Oktoberfest on the 25th of October. They’ll be reserving their usual table at the Café de Paris on Casino Square in Monaco to celebrate all things Bavarian. They also have lots of other events planned for the next couple of months so check out their website http://bam-monaco.org
The SALON DU VINTAGE, is taking place for the first time in Monaco on October 26 and 27 at Espace Fontvieille. There’ll be 150 exhibitors in fashion, design, furniture, accessories, classic motors and vinyl. Many shows, animations and street-food on a space of 4 000 square metres. 150 professionals from all around Europe will provide thousands of items from the second part of the 20th century. And for the first time in Europe le SALON DU VINTAGE will present a unique exhibit of Karl Lagerfeld’s work from the 70’s at Chloe until Chanel in the 90’s. Glamour and elegance with a retro-cool atmosphere. Entry is 7 euros, free for children under 12.