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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The funfair has arrived in Monaco! Right on the port they have eighty of your your favourite rides, including AstroJet, FunHouse, Mini-Carting and lots of very tall scary rides! Feel the thrill, and get your adrenalin pumping, with the funfair, open every day and night on Port Hercule in Monaco.
The cat rescue centre “Les Chats du Mercantour”, which is based above Nice in Tourrette Levens are asking for your help. They need help prior their Pre Christmas Sale taking place at the Mougins School on 18 and 19 November. They also need a lot of people going to the pre christmas sale itself to raise money for their charity for food and veterinary bills. If you’d like to help out, see their website www.leschatsdumercantour.com
There are lots of events taking place in the village of Cogolin this month, including a tennis tournament, comedy show and an exhibition of video games. You can get details at the tourist official website www.cogolin-provence.com
The Women Hackers Action Tank 06 or WHAT06 for short are organising hackathon to encourage women to be more visible in technology. It takes place at the SKEMA Business School in Sophia-Antipolis on the 17th and 18th of November, where they’ll help new entrepreneurs to develop their business, shake up attitudes in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and encourage women to express their talents and to create businesses. For full information see their website at hackforwomen.com
There’s a Christmas fair in aid of Cancer Research UK being held at The Grange, Chemin des Gourettes in Mouans-Sartoux. It’s this Friday, the 17th November from 10.00am to 5.30pm. There’ll be clothes and accessories, hand-made table linen and bags, all available in exchange for a donation. There’s also a range of nice Cancer Research UK Christmas cards. The entry donation is 2 euros which includes automatic entry into a prize draw for a selection of Christmas goodies. Refreshments are available too. And if you have some free time this Friday please come along - the team would love some help in running this event at the Grange.
It’s your last opportunity to go to the funfair on the Port of Monaco this weekend. It all ends for another year on Sunday evening 19 November.
The Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort has two great Jazz event on Saturday 18th November and Friday 1 December. On the 18th,there are two live performances by exceptional jazz musicians Owi Mazel and Rick Margitza. Also renowned Chef Marcel Ravin is proposing a special menu for the occasion. Then on December 1st there’s a great evening of Jazz in the Blue Gin Bar at the hotel featuring famous jazz singer and guitarist Micael Sene accompanied by their resident DJ. For more information call Monaco 98 06 03 60 or see Riviera Radio's Facebook page.
If you’re interested in photography you might want to visit the PhotoMenton event which is taking place until 26 November at the Palais de l’Europe in Menton. There are exhibitions, workshops and conferences, with 110 photographs on display. Entry is just 3 euros in aid of HAMAP Humanitarian organization. More details at www.photomenton.com
If you’d like to go to a church service there are two English language services on Sunday evening. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Vallauris are holding a new Sunday evening service from 6.30 to 8.00. You can get details at www.c-stone.org Also, Monaco Christian Fellowship are holding their usual meeting at 5pm at the Eglise Reformee which is just behind the Casino Supermarket on the Port of Monaco. Details at www.mcf-mc.com
The British Association of Monaco are holding a Quiz Night and Happy Hour on the 23rd of November at the Ship-n-Castle in Fontvieille. It’s the usual Happy Hour from 6pm to 7.30pm followed by their annual Quiz Night. You can get more details of this and other events held by the British Association of Monaco at their website www.bam-monaco.org
American Thanksgiving is coming up later this month and Monaco USA are holding their Thanksgiving Dinner on the Stardeck at Stars ‘n’ Bars in Monaco. It’s happening on the evening of Thursday 23 November and is a private "all you can eat" buffet Thanksgiving Dinner. Singles, couples and family groups will all sit together so that everyone is included in the celebration. MonacoUSA members 50 euros, non-members 55 euros and children under 12 25 euros. To get more information on how to book at this special price and to ensure you’re seated with the MonacoUSA group you need to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. All payments have to be received by 16 November at the latest.
The food bank La Banque Alimentaire des Alpes Maritimes is organising a collection on the 24th and 25th of November. Their helpers are going to be out in force taking collections in 93 stores in the Alpes Maritimes. You can’t miss them as they’ll be wearing orange jackets, so when you see them please consider donating some food to go to people in need in our area.
The 22nd "Monte-Carlo Gastronomy" fair is taking place from 24 to 27 November at the Espace Fontvieille in Monaco. As well as being an exhibition of French and foreign gastronomy with high quality products available for sampling and purchase, there’ll also be lots of events and demonstrations. Every day, there will be numerous cookery demonstrations, broadcast on the show's Facebook account, by leading chefs from Monaco and the Côte d'Azur, who will reveal the secret of their prestigious recipes to visitors. There’ll be various competitions taking place during the show as well. For further Information see www.montecarlogastronomie.com
Holy Trinity Church Cannes will be holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 4pm. There are various stalls, Christmas gifts, light lunches, tea and cakes, children’s stalls & activities. Something for everyone. Come and enjoy an afternoon tea as well. It’s all happening on the 25th at Holy Trinity Cannes, Avenue Branly in Cannes.
The soiree GoldenJazz is taking place on 2nd December at 8pm at the Conservatoire National de Nice 127 Avenue de Brancolar in Nice. The event is in its second year and raises funds for people in need. Well known musicians are taking part including Alexandra Miller and Marjorie Martinez who are coming into the Full English Breakfast Show to chat to Rob and Sarah this Thursday. If you’d like to get tickets for the event, they’re priced at 20 euros, 15 euros for students, and can be obtained at FNAC or on the door on the night.