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.
Check our guide often as possible, you will be updated with the best things to do on the French Riviera (exhibitions, shows, races, concerts and more...).
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
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
There's an exhibition of sculptures by well known Riviera artist Louis Cane. It's at the Villa Domergue and its gardens in Cannes and is taking place right the way through until 27 September. You can get details of that and all the other events taking place in Cannes over the summer at the website www.cannes-destination.com
SET, the South of France English Theatre, are holding a huge SET BROCANTE SALE for all the community to participate and bring and buy and donate where you can. The show must go on! So come and see us. Lots of great bargains, antiquities, glassware, pictures, vintage clothes, bric brac and much more.. plus our members cafe /bar is always open! Contact us on 0422104951/0652881011 or mail@settheatrecom or just pop in and see us every day until the end of October at our great venue from 2pm until 10 pm at 163/171 Rue saint sauveur, in le vieux Cannet (near Cannes.)
If you're a bridge player, this is definetely something for you. Bridge at the Monte-Carlo Country Club is underway again. It takes place at the Country Club every Thursday and Sunday at 3pm. Wearing of masks is obligatory. Free parking is available.
The Tour de France may have left the Riviera but there's still an event for cycling fans taking place at the National Sports Museum at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice. They have an exhibition called "100 years of the Yellow Jersey" and it's on until 20 September. They've also got lots of other temporary and permanent exhibitions at the museum including an exibition of sports photography produced in partnership with the Paris SportPhoto Festival. You can get more details on the museum's website http://www.museedusport.fr/
An exhibition featuring the best in contemporary glass design is taking place in Biot. The Glass is Biotiful II Exhibition, is still taking place right the way through until January 3 2021. 32 artists from all over the world have been selected to participate in the exhibition. A virtual and interactive version will soon be available as well, but if you'd like to go along in person the exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday at the Espace Hedberg / Torun at 46 rue Saint Sébastien in Biot.
Our basketball team here in Monaco "AS Monaco Basket" have got lots of matches lined up at the Stade Louis II. There's always a great atmosphere at all the matches and safety protocols are in place with alternate seats being left empty. On Wednesday 23 September at 7pm they've got a Jeep Elite match against Boulogne-Levallois. For more details and the schedule of games have a look at their website https://asmonaco.basketball/
The 18th Edition of the Beaulieu Classic Festival is taking place from 12 to 19 September. Beaulieu sur Mer is presenting high quality concerts as part of the festival. You can see the full programme and buy tickets online at the website https://www.beaulieuclassicfestival.com
The Oceanographic Museum in Monaco has a new Great Barrier Reef exhibition. There's an immersion simulator where it's just like being in the ocean. You'll be able to observe whales, sharks, barracudas, fluorescent corals and much more. You'll be able to interact with the species encountered, as if you were diving. There are lots of other interesting and creative things to see at the Oceanographic Museum as well. For more details see their website https://musee.oceano.org/
The new season at ASF Antibes Hockey has just got underway. Antibes hockey is the only club in the South of France to have a synthetic water field, a club house and a first team at the Elite level, which is the highest level in French hockey. The club also has a great hockey school, a ladies team and a veterans team. You can find out all about the club and their matches over the coming weeks on their website http://antibeshockey.com or on their Facebook page ASF Antibes Hockey.
A new art exibition has just started on the port of Nice. Since 2017, at the initiative of the City of Nice, panels have been installed on the exterior facades of Les Puces de Nice to host art exhibitions. At the moment there's an exhibition by artist ARTMOR1 entitled "Art Make One Right". The artist paints via a stencil system by positioning different layers of colors like a screenprint. The artist’s goal is to promote street art by conveying emotions, ideas and sensations. You can see the works right now at Les Puce de Nice on the Quai Lunel on the Port of Nice.
There's a beach clean-up happening in Nice on Saturday 19 September. Volunteers in over 90 countries will be taking part in World Clean-Up Day to clean up the ocean, beaches, streets, forests, rivers and anywhere it's needed and to create global awareness about plastic pollution. The beach clean-up in Nice is being organised by TAF The Animal Fund and is happening from 9am to 11am on the 19th September starting at Neptune Beach opposite the Negresco. Gloves and bags will be distributed at the TAF stand at Neptune beach. Everyone will clean-up until beach Centenaire where they will dispose of the rubbish and enjoy some refreshments offered by Blue Coast brewery. As the beach is large, distance can easily be kept. You're asked to bring your own mask but it's not mandatory for children under 11.
An Italian food market is taking place in Beausoleil this coming weekend. The twelfth edition of the Italian Colors and Flavors Market is organized as a preview of the Alba International White Truffle Fair. Participating producers and traders will be selling the famous white truffle of Alba and its derivatives, wines, cheeses, cold meats, mushrooms, jams, cakes, hand-crafted articles, jewellry and many other products. It's taking place on Boulevard de la République and Rue du Marché in Beausoleil on Saturday September 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday September 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More details at www.villedebeausoleil.fr
A beach cleanup is being organised by The Sea Cleaners and Enfants D'Azur. It's on Saturday, 19 September, starting at 10.30am at the Plage de la Rague in Mandelieu if you'd like to go along and take part.