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 the Cannes Film Festival has put you in the mood for a movie, lots of blockbusters showing in English this week including Alien Covenant, Guy Richies version of the classic King Arthur, or the return of Captain Jack Sparrow in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean.
If you looking for something a bit different, I recommend Get Out which is the classic ‘white girl takes black boyfriend to meet her folks but things don’t turn out as planned’. I’ve seen this and you will never guess the angle on what went wrong. I thought it was a pretty good thriller and it was definitely better than Aliens!
The Riviera Amateur Dramatic Association is putting on a comedy-drama by Ivan Menchell called The Cemetery Club. Performances will take place at Mougins School on the last weekend in May, and if past performance is any indication, this will be another crackin’ production from RADA.
For tickets, just €10 including a drink, email email@example.com or phone 07.83.53.76 20
As we’re well and truly into Formula 1 season, Monaco’s Hotel Hermitage are gearing up for their now famous Paddock Lounge from May 25th to 28th. There, you can test the latest high-tech racing simulator with moving seats for a real feel of Formula 1; fly a drone around a unique indoor track; or watch the actual race itself with spectacular views overlooking the hill up to the casino and the port. Details and reservations from the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco.
The 12th Annual My Yacht Monaco Charity Reception is taking place aboard the “Lady in Blue” on Quai Kennedy this Friday night. My Yacht Group connect the worlds most interesting people and the Friday night charity ball is one of the most coveted invitations of the weekend. In the past distinguished guests have included Prince Albert, Olympians, astronauts, global CEOs, visionaries, influencers and all kinds of celebrities. For more information on the Charity Ball this Friday, see their website at; myyachtgroup.com
The Escaravatiers festival is back this summer for it’s 15th year, with 296 concerts and countless brunches and evenings lined up across June, July and August. Headliners this year include Morcheeba, Jehro and Small Biscuit. With so many acts, you definitely have to check out their event page on Facebook.
Sunday 4th June, the Domaine du Mas de l’Olivine in Peymeinade, 10 minutes from Grasse, will welcome approximately forty local producers and artisans to their 18th century family estate of olive trees and cultivated flowers.
The owners, Audrey and Thierry Bortolini, are two lovers of the land and its scents, Audrey, from a family who have cultivated flowers for four generations, and Thierry BORTOLINI, gardener and a creator of beautiful private Mediterranean gardens, are opening the gates to their 18th century family Estate on the Côte d’Azur.
Entry is free to enjoy this, the 3rd Annual Gourmet Trail, which includes product tasting, farm animals, picnic areas, various entertainments on a fabulous day out on the Cote d'Azur!
One thing you may not know about the Cote d’Azur’s English Osteopath, is that they do some amazing work with British veteran soldiers. They take these guys, some of whom have lost limbs or eyesight or worse, and mentor them get back to normal life, and employment, in a very unusual way; they teach them how to ski!
Because if you’ve been through horrors they have, and then can ski, you can do anything. The charity is called Supporting Wounded Veterans and on Saturday June 10th, they’re organising a fund raising Car Treasure Hunt around the Valbonne area, and afterwards, a Hog Roast with the young soldiers. Tickets are available online right now. Just follow the link on the home page at; englishosteopath.com
Tickets are selling well for the France v Italy Legends football match in three weeks time. The charity match is being played to raise funds for the l’Association Promenade des Anges, who aid the families and victims of the July 14 attack in Nice last year.
For France, the team will consist of many players who made France World Champions in 1998, European Champions in 2000 and World Cup Finalists in 2006. Not to be missed, kick-off is a Allianz Riviera Stadium Saturday 17th June at 8.45pm with tickets from usual outlets.
One of the most legendary rock bands ever … Deep Purple have just announced a Monaco date for the end of June! Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple are the unholy trinity of British hard rock, with over 100 million album sales worldwide.
It’s just been announced that in addition to support from The Pretenders, the night will be opened by Johnny Gallagher & The Boxtie Band, making this an incredible one night lineup at the Salle des Etoiles.
Tickets have just gone on sale and high demand is expected so book today for Deep Purple in Monaco.
One of the worlds current hottest acts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have confirmed a date at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco. As well as their super massive worldwide hits like “Downtown”, “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us”, they’ll be raising the roof with the latest hits from their hot new album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made”. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast.
If you’re looking for adventure and an unforgettable experience, join the ultimate ride to save our oceans, which is supported by Prince Albert of Monaco. The ride is an epic cycle trip from London to Monaco taking place in September and run by the Blue Marine Foundation in association with Rapha. To learn more, get on yer bike and visit www.london-monaco.cc
It’s just been announced that the Grammy Award winning singer Diana Krall will be making a long awaited return to Monaco this October. Tickets have just gone on sale for her one night only performance at the Salle des Etoile on October 11th so make sure you get yours today and guarantee your place at this very special evening with one of the worlds greats.
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