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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If you’d like to go to a church service in English, Monaco Christian Fellowship ( www.mcf-mc.com ) have their service on Sunday evenings at 5pm at the Eglise Reformee which you can find just behind the Casino Supermarket on the Port of Monaco. St Paul’s Anglican Church have their usual service on Sunday mornings at 10.30am – the church is on Avenue de Grande Bretagne in Monaco.
If you’re a car enthusiast, especially if you’re interested in rally cars, there’s a great exhibition taking place in Monaco at the moment. H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco Car Collection is an interesting place to visit all year round with about 100 classic cars on permanent display and they have a special exhibition of rally cars taking place until the 15th of March. The collection is located on the Terrasses de Fontvieille in Monaco and you can get more information in English at www.visitmonaco.com
Cap3000 shopping centre in St Laurent du Var is a great place to do your shopping. They’re open 7 days a week with 3 hours of free parking. There are 180 shops and restaurants to explore including big names such as Galeries Lafayette, Bang & Olufsen, the Levis Store, Benetton, Guess, Nespresso, Darty and many more. They also often hold special events at the shopping centre. You can get more details at their website www.cap3000.com
If you’d like to brush up on your French or if you are French and you’d like to improve your English, the Association France Grande Bretagne Cannes meets every Saturday afternoon for conversation from 3 pm to 5pm followed by afternoon tea at 4 rue du Genèral Ferrié (behind the Hotel Carlton) in Cannes. For more info telephone 04 93 97 86 32 or 04 93 49 37 01.
The English-American Library of Nice are holding a series of four talks about British involvement in Nice, each one hour long, on Friday mornings from 10-11am on the 17, 24 and 31 January and the 7th of February at the BIBLIOTHEQUE PATRIMONIALE ROMAIN GARY on boulevard Dubouchage in Nice. The talks are partly in French and partly in English. Entry if free. For more information on the talks you can call 04 97 13 36 75. The library itself, at 12b rue de France, dates from 1862 and has thousands of books in English. More details at www.nice-english-library.org
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a singer this is for you – it’s the Voice in Progress singing challenge. You can witness your voice evolve over a period of 6 months of training, 1 weekly master class, 2 solo songs, you get 12 CD copies of your performance and you get to go public and perform on stage at the end of the program. Funds raised by the concert will be donated to children and families in Latin America. Auditions are being held at StarsNBars on the port of Monaco on Wednesday January 22nd at 6pm. For questions and more information e-mail Daniela on email@example.com or call 06 78 63 25 15
If you've always wanted to try going on a cruise, or even if you've been on many cruises before, this is something that you shouldn't miss. The 17th edition of the Salon de la Croisière Fluviale is taking place in Nice on Friday the 24th of January at the Hotel Aston la Scala, 12 avenue Felix Faure in Nice, from 9.30am to 6pm. You can discover the latest cruises such as around Canada or Africa as well as the great classic favorites of the rivers of Europe and lots more. All visitors will be able to participate in a prize draw to win cruises in Europe. There are preferential rates and exclusives. Entry is free.
This weekend is the final few days of the Monte Carlo Rally. The rally takes place in the surrounding regions of France but the cars will be heading back to the Principality on Saturday evening, the 25th of January, if you’d like to see them. Then on Sunday the 26th, the final stages of the race take place in the Alpes Maritimes before the cars head back to Monaco for the Prize Giving Ceremony on Quai Albert 1er at 3pm on Sunday. You can get more details at the Automobile Club de Monaco’s website www.acm.mc
The British Association of Monaco are celebrating Burns Night on the 28th January. They’ll be joining the Beaverbrook Circle of Cap d'Ail to celebrate at Edmond's Hôtel in Cap d'Ail. Further details of that event and the many other events held by the British Association of Monaco are on their website www.bam-monaco.org
Club Vivanova are holding a Bordeaux Grand Cru Masterclass on Thursday 30th January at the Horizon Deck at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. It starts at 7pm. They’ll be showcasing two white wines (one aperitif and one dessert) and four iconic red blends. An overview of this historical French wine growing region and an insight into these hand-crafted wines will be complemented with a selection of French cheeses. You can find more details and get tickets at www.clubvivanova.com
There's a yoga workshop at the Shanti Life studio, just opposite Brittains shop in Valbonne, to explore this slow but powerful form of yoga. It's on Saturday 1 February at 9am and last for about 3 hours. Men and women of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Contact Faye for more details on 06 85 25 80 61.
There’s a charity concert taking place at the Théâtre des Variétés in Monaco. It’s organized by the Friends of l’Arche de Jean VANIER to benefit their community in Grasse. The community looks after thirty adults with disabilities. The concert is on Friday, February 7th at 8.30pm. Entrance is 20€, 10€ for students under 25, children under 12 are free. You can get tickets at the Monaco Casino Atrium Ticket Office, by calling Monaco 98 06 28 28 or online at www.montecarloticket.com
The orchestra Symphonique des Arts is giving a concert at the International School of Nice Theatre. It will feature works by Elgar, Borodin and Gershwin amongst others. It's on February the 8th at 6.30 pm and you can make reservations at https://www.weezevent.com/osavence
The 2020 Club Vivanova Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala Dinner is being held at the Fairmont Monte Carlo on Saturday the 4th of April at 7pm. It’s a formal black tie event and aims to raise important and life-changing funding for the Chances For Children Foundation and The Animal Fund. There’ll be a Four Course Gourmet Dinner, Premium International Wines, an Haute Couture Fashion Show, Live Entertainment and much more. It will be a truly wonderful evening which will also raise funds for two very worthy charities. You can get more information and purchase tickets at www.clubvivanova.com