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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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.)
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 reminder that The Princess Grace Irish Library is open in Monaco-Ville. Princess Grace's personal collection of Irish books and Irish-American sheet music form the heart of the Library's collections. It has acquired or has been given some 9,000 books since it's inauguration in 1984. The library is situated at 9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine, a short walk from the palace. It is open from Monday to Friday but you'll need to make an appointment first. Face masks are mandatory. You can get more information by calling +377 93 50 12 25 or by going to the website www.pgil.mc
If you're a Downton Abbey fan, this is something for you. Cannes Cinema have three showings of the Downton Abbey movie this week at various venues around Cannes. Tickets are good value, ranging in price from 2.50 euros to 4.50 euros. You can get all the details at www.cannes-cinema.com
One of the Riviera's major sailing events is underway in the Var. Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is taking place under strict health controls until 9 October. It's the 22nd edition of the event and features both classic and newer yachts. About 250 boats are taking part in the first week and between 30 and 50 “Super Boats” of larger sizes in the second week. For more information see http://www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr/
There is a opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in the modern world during an Alpha Course being run at St Hugh’s Anglican church in Vence, starting on Thursday 8th October with 10 evening sessions. This course is being held jointly with the French Eglise Protestant and will be conducted in French and English. Places are limited so if you're interested please contact the church by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're thinking of moving to France there's an event which you might be interested in and it's in aid of charity as well. The Relocating to France Virtual Summit is taking place on Friday 9 October. You'll be able to join a panel of relocation experts to help you with your key questions on moving to and living in France, covering such issues as immigration and Brexit, the buying process and what traps to avoid, how to access the French healthcare system, finacial issues and how to adapt to your new life in France. All the profits from your participation in the summit will be donated to the children's association Enfant Bleu. You can get further information at www.lbsinfrance.com
The Club Vivanova Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala is taking place on Saturday 14th November at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. There'll be a Champagne aperitif, gourmet dinner with international wines, live entertainment from the London group HIGH ON HEELS and a charity auction for the benefit of the Chances for Children Foundation and the Animal Fund with a Vodka23 after-party. Club Vivanova will be following social distancing guidelines to make sure they have a safe but fun night out. Tickets and tables are available from €200 per person. To book online and join the party go to www.clubvivanova.com