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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Riviera Rebels Line Dance Club are beginning lessons again on 5th September at Mougins International School. Everyone is made very welcome (they are English & French speaking), all levels from beginner to advanced dancers. It's 4,50 Euros for an evening’s dancing. They also hold lots of social events. For more information take a look at their website www.rivierarebels.fr or see their Facebook page.
There's an exhibition of paintings and sculptures taking place in Ramatuelle from the 6th to the 24th of September. Entry is free of charge. Details of opening hours can be found at the website www.ramatuelle-tourisme.com
Is singing your thing? Then how about joining a choir? Riviera International Singers meet to rehearse on Thursday evenings from 8 to 10pm in Mougins and are happy to welcome new members. The choir is a registered association and proceeds from concerts go to charity. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Astrid on 06 17 85 15 08
The British Association of Monaco’s Friday Friendship Club is meeting this Friday 8th September at Loga Café, 25 boulevard des Moulins from 3 pm. It’ll be a time of leisurely and enjoyable conversation in a convivial setting. The British Association’s first Happy hour after the summer break will be at 6pm on Wednesday 13th September at CREM. They also have a happy hour on the evening of the 28 September at L'Oliverie on the Place des Moulins. More details at the website www.bam-monaco.org
If you’re a car or motorcycle enthusiast, there’s something for you happening in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat on the 23rd and 24th September. You can see prestigious vehicles on the port and in the village. There’ll also be elegance contests, an exhibition of movie cars on display at the Mondial de l’Automobile, as well as car sales open to all and entertainment for everyone. So go along on to St Jean Cap Ferrat to see everything that’s happening on the 23rd and 24th September.
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
This Sunday (24th) is Active Living Day where the local active living community will be coming together on the gorgeous grounds of a private villa in Valbonne for an action packed day of fun, fitness, nutrition and wellness including yoga, pilates, fitness sessions, kids activities, food, drink and more. Get the latest on the Active Living Day in Valbonne this Sunday, using this link to their Facebook page.
This years ‘GUEST’ Table-Setting, Cocktail & Canapé Competition takes place on the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show on Wednesday (27th), with prize giving at the Yacht Club on Friday afternoon. This year's theme is Ocean Wonderland, promoting ocean conservation and sustainable fishing. Click here for full information.
One of the highlights of the year, the Monaco Yacht Show, starts this week with a brand new area devoted entirely to Tenders and Toys! Leisure equipment and water toys are now a big priority for a new generation of superyacht enthusiasts, and you can see the best throughout the Monaco Yacht Show at the ‘Tenders and Toys’ from Wednesday on Quai Antoine 1er.
Here’s one to book now for the end of September; an information evening to get you up to speed on
It’s being organised by the highly respected Tracy Leonetti, who has been helping ex-pats work the French system for 25 years, and takes place at Novotel in Sophia Antipolis on the last Thursday in September. Booking is highly recommended on EventBrite right now.
If singing is your thing, consider joining the highly reputable Riviera International Singers who are met with rave reviews at all their performances along the Cote. They’re recruiting new singers now for rehearsals each Thursday evening at Mougins School. For more information, email; email@example.com or call Astrid on 06 17 85 15 08
The Yacht Show is not the only big event in Monaco this week. We also have the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup taking place from Thursday (28th) to Sunday, under the patronage of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert. Expect lots of activity around Place du Casino and get full rundown on the event at MonteCarloPoloClub.mc
The Riviera, and the super-yacht lifestyle here, means we have a close connection with the Caribbean, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma recently. Following some meetings at the Cannes Yacht Show, a campaign has been set up to help raise funds for the people on the British Virgin Islands which is being run through Richard Bransons Virgin Unite, as they don’t take any fee’s whatsoever, and they have Government approval and high level access, so all funds get to the people who really need help. For full information see www.virgin.com/unite
SOS Cancer du Sein, the breast cancer charity, are holding a run or walk around Nice. If you’d like to take part rendez-vous at Nice Etoile Shopping Centre in front of the reception area, by the giant visual they’re putting in place for the event, at 9.30am on the 1 October. A donation of 8 euros will be taken to participate in the event.
Riviera Rebels Line Dance Club have lessons every Tuesday at Mougins International School. The club ambiance is very sociable and friendly and it only costs €4.50 for an evening’s dancing and making friends! Everyone is made very welcome, regardless of language or dancing level. Check their website; rivierarebels.fr for more.
One of the most famous YouTubers in France, is English comedian Paul Taylor, who does the hilarious “What the F France”, poking some fun at French traditions such as strikes, cheese and how many kisses you should give when you say bonjour. With the huge popularity of the series, Paul is embarking on a national tour where he does his stand-up half in English and half in simple French we can all understand. He’s playing Nice and Hyères on the first weekend in October and you can grab tickets from FNAC or his website, PaulTaylorComedy.com
After the Monaco Yacht Show, the second most anticipated event of the superyacht calendar, is the Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonaza. On the first Friday of October (06), the beautiful Grande Bastide Golf Course at Châteauneuf-Grasse, plays host to yacht industry professionals and companies for a full day of friendly competition on the fairways and greens, plus a delicious 3-course lunch, with drinks, and generous prize giving. To take part, get online to www.rivierayachtsupport.com for all the details.
The Hangar Art Association in Chateauneuf-de-Grasse is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exhibition of paintings and sculptures in Theoule sur Mer, starting this week for a two week run. Eighty artists and sculptors, of 18 nationalities, are exhibiting paintings in acrylic, oil and water colour, sculptures and drawings, so there is something for everyone. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge and it’s open from Sunday 24 September to Tuesday 10 October. More at HangarArt.org
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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RADA, the Riviera Amateur Dramatic Association is staging “Communicating Doors” by Alan Ayckbourn. Performances are at Mougins School on the 26, 27 and 28 October at 8pm. Admission is 10 euros including a drink. To book call 07 83 53 76 20 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org