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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In Cannes a pop-up Museum of Cinema is open for the summer at the Palais des Festivals. It’s an exhibition about the world of cinema from 1910 to 1939, highlighting the major studios of the time: Paris, Berlin and Hollywood. The museum will feature photographs, costumes, devices, cameras and projections of movies. On the sidelines of the exhibition, there’s a video production workshop centred around the Wizard of Oz and a photographic exhibition of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. It’s open from the 14th July to 26th August. The temporary museum is one of six special museums which have been set up for the summer in Cannes. You can get details at the website www.cannes.fr
One of the truly unique annual events on the Cote d’Azur kicks off, when this year’s
Les Azuriales Opera “Young Artists” Week gets underway on Monday. Les Azuriales has an international reputation for making a significant difference to the early careers of truly outstanding young opera singers … and you appreciate a small taste of this talent with four events, where you have a unique chance to meet, and hear the ten young singers perform, at Villefranche-sur-Mer & Cap Ferrat. You can find full information, and reserve tickets at www.azurialopera.com.
If you like cars, you will love a mind-blowing exhibition of works by automobile-inspired sculptor Hervé Nys, being shown in the 450 square-metre Galerie Inattendue Paul Conti situated at La Colle-sur-Loup. He does things with cars, you would never have imagined possible. See some examples online at www.galerieinattendue.com and take a trip to the free exhibition which is running right now at La Colle-sur-Loup.
651 boulevard Pierre Sauvaigo, 06480 La Colle-sur-Loup
The excellent series of jazz evenings at the Château de Berne come to a climax this Friday night (24th) with the sublime China Moses. Graced with her mother Dee Dee Bridgewater's boundless energy and vocal prowess, China has an beautiful voice, coupled with an impressive stage presence, and she’ll be using it to present her new album Nightintales – a voyage into the world of jazz, soul and swing. Don’t miss China Moses at the season finale of the Jazz a Berne Jazz Festival this Friday night. Tickets from jazzaberne.com
The Luxury Lifestyle Gala Dinner has just launched for the fifth year running, and this time round they are raising funds for the Chances for Children Foundation and TAF, the Animal Fund. The night will include premiere champagne, premium wines, plus sublime four course meal and entertainment, all in the salubrious surroundings of the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. Click here for full information and tickets,