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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We’re just a short time away from the annual Champagne and Oysters Cycling Club St Tropez to Monaco charity ride. The ride is in its eighth year now and has rapidly become one of the main events in the Monaco calendar. Each spring, more than 100 cyclists take part in the 140km coastal ride from St Tropez to Monaco. Since the first ride in 2012, more than €600,000 has been raised for charity. All proceeds from the ride are donated to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation whose mission is to increase awareness of water safety and the risks of drowning. This year’s ride is on Sunday 28th April and if you’d like to be involved you can find all the information you need at the website www.coccmonaco.com
There’s lots happening at Cap3000 shopping centre in St Laurent du Var this month. There’s a traditional Easter egg hunt throughout the ground floor and first floor of the centre on Sunday 21st of April. There’s are a stand featuring details of the St Laurent du Var Polar crime novel festival. The stand is in the shopping centre from the 19th to the 27th of April and you can receive a free book each day at the stand and also enter a draw to win dinner at the festival. And of course there are 150 shops to choose from at the shopping centre. All the details at www.cap3000.com
There’s lots happening at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, during the school holidays, from April 6th to May 5th, you can go with the family and enjoy incredible marine experiences: you can touch, feed, virtual dive, admire and learn more about the marine world and its fascinating animals. For all the details about everything that’s happening at the Oceanographic Museum visit oceano.org
The British Association of Monaco are holding two Happy Hours this month – this Thursday the 11th at the Novotel Monaco and then on Thursday the 25th at L'Oliveraie on the Place des Moulins, both start at 6pm. You can get details of all the British Association of Monaco events at their website www.bam-monaco.org
Monaco Christian Fellowship meets at the Eglise Reformee in Monaco this and every Sunday evening. The service starts at 5.00 and you'll be made very welcome if you'd like to go along. The Eglise Reformee is on rue Louis Notari on the Port of Monaco, just behind the Casino supermarket. More information at their website http://www.mcf-mc.com
The National Theatre in London films its own plays, and those from other theatres, and projects them in cinemas around the world, and we’re fortunate to be able to see them here on the Riviera. It’s known as “NTLive” and you can see two productions in the next few weeks. The first is 'I'm not running' a contemporary political drama by David Hare that will be showing at the Visiteurs du Soir in Valbonne Village next Tuesday April 16th at 8pm. Entrance is 12€ for non-members and 8€ for Visiteurs du Soir and ALMA members. The second is All about Eve on May 7th at 7.30pm at the ALMA cinema in Sophia Antipolis. You can get more information at : http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions
The Committee members of ANZAC Antibes and the Mayor of Antibes Juan-les-Pins are pleased to invite all Australians, New Zealanders, Irish, British and French citizens to ANZAC Day in Antibes.
Whether you live in the South of France or are here visiting or working in the yachting industry, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your origins and commemorate those who have fallen and served for your country.
Thursday 25th April, 2019: Dawn Ceremony starting at 5:30am and Main Ceremony starting at 10:00am. Please note that the time for the Main Ceremony has been moved forward to 10:00am exceptionally this year due to a conflicting event for the Mayor of Antibes.
The ceremonies will be held at the foot of the "Statue à la Memoire des Combattants", otherwise known as "le Poilu", at the Fort Carré, Antibes. There is ample free parking on site.
We have organised a Breakfast and Lunch after each respective ceremony at The Duke, a local Antibes venue. There will be a special ANZAC Day menu with Antipodean food and music. For those who join us for breakfast after the Dawn ceremony, “mate’s rates” will apply for either a full-cooked breakfast with all the trimmings, for toast and Vegemite or French croissants and pains-au-chocolat. After the Main Ceremony, for Lunch there will be a menu of three types of pies (meat, chicken and veggie) served with chips and vegetables and wine followed by dessert and ANZAC cookies with coffee. Colgan’s Brewery and The Duke will supply a free keg of beer for lunch for attendees of the ceremony. “Mate’s rates” will apply for the rest of the day on beer and there will be a Two-Up game organised.
For more information visit our website www.anzac-antibes.com or find our page on Facebook “ANZAC Day in Antibes”
The British Association of Monaco is holding its Thursday Cocktails at L'Oliveraie, Place des Moulins on the 25th April from 6pm. Bookings are being taken for the Jazz Night with JILLY JACKSON & HER TRIO on Thursday 2 May. It’s an evening over dinner at Stars 'n' Bars, where Jilly will not only sing from her wide ranging repertoire but also talk about the history of jazz. You’ll find all the booking details on the website http://bam-monaco.org
There’s a Fundraiser for Cancer Support Group 06. It’s hosted by Cancer Support Group 06 and Holistic Approaches and it’s on Saturday 27th April at 27 rue Fourmillière in Antibes, from 11.30 to 18.00. Book your place to receive reflexology from Louise a Reflexologist with over 20 years’ experience. Or take a chance and turn up on the day. You’re asked to give generously for this very worthwhile association. 100% of the proceeds from the day will go to the charity Cancer Support Group 06 who offer support in English to those with cancer along with their carer and families. You can get more information by calling or texting Louise on 06 83 26 84 86. You can also reserve your place via https://holistic-approaches.com/?page_id=610 and choose the option fundraiser. Alternatively FB messenger @HolisticApproaches1