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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There’s an exhibition of photographs of polar bears by local photographer Jean-Louis Cresp at the Parc Phoenix in Nice until the end of March. AU PAYS DE NANUK is the result of the photographer’s trip to the shores of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska. More details of the exhibition at http://www.parc-phoenix.org/
The Printemps des Arts Festival is coming to Monaco with a huge range of events including seminars, performances and even surprise trips! This is an absolute must for anyone who appreciates classical music and arts, and you can get full details on every event lined up, online at PrintempsDesArts.com
The Monaco-Ireland Arts Society is holding an evening with ‘Irish Hellraisers,’ celebrating the lives and inebriated times of Peter O’Toole and Richard Harris. These legendary sons of Ireland will spring to life again through excerpts from their greatest performances, hilarious anecdote recitation and beautiful – and bawdy! – songs! It’s on Friday the 22nd of March. For more information contact: 0033.6.82.40.55.34 or 0033 493 41 97 22 or www.monaco-ireland-arts.org
Here is a great chance to say that you have gone running with marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe and it’s very simple. The Animal Fund and Ville de Menton are having a short fun run for the ocean on Saturday week March 23rd. Entrance is free and you can work or run your choice of 1k or 4k with Paul on the day, which kicks off 10am at the Stade Rondelli in Menton. For more information or to register, email email@example.com
The Chateau de Berne near Lorgues is having a special afternoon of live music on the 24th of March. The entertainment starts at midday in the bistro and progresses to their wonderful amphitheatre after 2.30pm. Performers include Paul MacMannus and the Oldtimers and the Cosimo Blues Band. There’s a special menu for the day as well. You can get all the details at their website www.chateauberne.com or by calling 04 94 60 43 53.
The third Monaco Ocean Week is taking place from the 24th to the 30th of March. There are workshops, symposiums, colloquiums, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, screenings of documentary films and awareness-raising workshops, to promote the preservation of the oceans. More details at www.monacooceanweek.org
Blevins Franks are holding seminars entitled “The B-word. What does it mean for you?”. Love it or hate it, there’s no escaping it, so the Blevins Franks spring seminars take a close look at what Brexit means for UK nationals in France. While the key concerns for many expatriates are residence rights and healthcare, the seminar also considers how Brexit could affect pensions and discuss potential implications for taxation, estate planning and your savings and investments. The seminars are taking place from the 26th to the 29th of March in Mallemort, Les Arcs sur Argens, Cannes and Monaco. Book your seat online at www.blevinsfranks.com/events/country/france or call 0 805 112 163
Riviera Radio is proud to be the Radio Partner for the 10th anniversary edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza that will be hosted at Auron ski station on Friday 29 March 2019. The Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza is the largest annual snow day for the yachting industry on the French Riviera. This full-day event includes return bus transfers from the ports of Antibes, Vieux Port in Cannes, Golfe Juan and Port Hercule in Monaco, breakfast, full day ski pass with insurance, apéritif followed by a 3-course lunch with wine and coffee, friendly slalom race, aprés-ski with open bar and a generous prize giving. To register and for more info, go to: https://www.rivierayachtsupport.com/news/save-the-date-riviera-yacht-support-snow-bonanza-2019
Mimosa Matters are holding a black tie masquerade ball at the luxurious Negresco Hotel in Nice on the 30th of March. Champagne reception, sit down dinner, luxury auction and raffle prizes all topped off with dancing until the early hours! All the money raised from this event will go towards the fight against Cancer in the Alpes Maritimes region. Tables are selling fast, so to get more details and reserve your places see the website www.mimosamatters.org
There’s an interesting scientific presentation taking place in Monaco on the 30th of March which is open to the public. It’s called L’Homme Cerebral and is hosted by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Presentations and discussions will take place on various subjects such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, addiction and depression. It will feature an exceptional panel of doctors and scientists who specialise in the brain. Entrance is free. To get more information and to register go to the website http://www.homme-cerebral.org
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,
The 2019 Club Vivanova Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala Dinner is on Saturday 6th April in the Salle d’Or Ballroom at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. It’s your opportunity to have a wonderful evening and to support their charity partners, Chances For Children Foundation and TAF The Animal Fund. There’ll be live musical entertainment, a selection of premium international wines, a fashion show and a charity auction. Tickets are 175 euros, fully inclusive. Tickets and tables for the gala can be purchased at www.clubvivanova-luxurygala.com
An olive festival is being held in the village of Claviers in the Var on Sunday 7th of April starting around 8h00 and finishing around 18h00. There’s lots happening including a demonstration of olive pruning in one of the olive groves in the village, a demonstration of how to make both tapenade and anchoïade; there will be rides in a horse drawn carriage and art and photo exhibitions. There will be stands with items for sale - olives and olive oil, honey, jams, fruit syrups, and wine tasting. There’s lots of wonderful food for sale as well. For more information you can call 06 27 78 08 83.
Club Vivanova are holding an After Gala Sunday Brunch DJ Fashion Party. It’s at Maya Jah restaurant in Monaco on Sunday 7th April. There’s a Mediterranean Buffet with Gin Aperitif and New World Wines and a fashion show. For full details see their website www.clubvivanova.com