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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If you’d like to go to a church service and you’re in the Monaco area on this or any other Sunday, St Paul’s church on Avenue de Grande Bretagne have their regular service at 10.30am. More details at http://stpaulsmonaco.com and Monaco Christian Fellowship have their service at 5pm at the Eglise Reformee on the port of Monaco. More details at www.mcf-mc.com
Sunnybank Association has been helping to support the elderly in need of care for over one hundred years and now needs your help to continue its valuable work. They need people with some time to spare to help run the Association, cook, fundraise or visit. If you’d like to help, call Helen on 04 93 47 94 20 or visit their website sunny hyphen bank dot org
It's the first Art Festival at Claviers in the Var, from until the 26 May. There will also be an open air concert at the Chapelle Saint-Sylvestre by the group Pepper Soul – to which you’re invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the music! For further information about the Claviers Art Festival and the date and time of the concert you can telephone 04 94 47 81 73.
The English Car Mechanics in Opio are sponsoring a charity hand car wash on Saturday the 18th and Saturday 25 May from 10am to 5pm. It’s 7 euros to get your car washed with all funds raised going to Holy Trinity Cannes’ appeal to raise money for a school in Uganda.
The VOILES LATINES is taking place in St Tropez this weekend. This event has been taking place since 2001. The meeting of Latine Sail boats in St. Tropez in May is an institution, a time of conviviality where Mediterranean Maritime Heritage is in the place of honour! Arriving by sea or by land, boats from Marseille and Catalonia will tie up in the old Port of Saint-Tropez. The program promises to be, once again, rich in both sea and shore activites. You can admire the various Latine rigs docked or at sea, attend free events, taste food from all over the Mediterranean and visit the various stands such as carpentry, crafts and traditional skills around the Port not forgetting exhibitions and lectures by historians. It’s all happening in St Tropez from 23rd to 26th of May. More details at http://www.societe-nautique-saint-tropez.fr/snst/evenements/voiles-latines-a-saint-tropez/
It’s Monaco Grand Prix time and that means it’s also Amber Lounge time. This year Sigma are bringing their No. 1 beats to the Amber Lounge Monaco “Ice White” Party. Best known for their infectious tunes from collaborations with Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Ella Eyre, Labrinth, Paloma Faith, Ella Henderson and Birdy, Sigma will spin an iconic DJ set at the Amber Lounge Monaco Fashion Show After Party on the Friday evening. There’s other live entertainment during the weekend as well. The Amber Lounge is taking place at the Sea Club at Le Meridien Beach Plaza from the 24th to the 26th of May. You can get all the details at http://www.amber-lounge.com/monaco To book tickets and tables, call: +377 97 77 16 34 or contact email@example.com
On Friday, May 24, Jean- Claude Van Damme, is going to be helping children and saving endangered species. He’ll be honoured, in Monaco, at The 9th Annual Better World Awards which return to The Hotel de Paris, Monte- Carlo, on Friday, May 24. One Victoria Secret Supermodel is being honoured which is kept hush- hush till the night of the event. Footballer,Kash Sidiqui will also be honoured . The auction benefits Football for Peace. It's formal dress with a sumptuous four course dinner designed by a Michelin chef. The Salle Empire is keeping their doors open, late till 1 AM to dance to "Precious Wilson'" from Eruption, the famed seventies group who did "I can't stand the rain, rock and roll classics with a DJ and more. You can get all the information you need about this fantastic night at the web site www.thebwawards.com or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, is celebrating the reopening of their gourment restaurant Le Cap. The Executive Chef of the hotel, Yoric Tièche will be joined by the three-star chef of the Four Seasons George V Paris Hotel, Christian Le Squer, for an exceptional event on the 24th and 25th of May that will delight all lovers of haute cuisine. The two chefs, working together for the first time, are creating a 4 star menu centred around their common culinary passion, the sea. You can get more details and make a reservation by calling 04 93 76 53 65 or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
The Riviera International Singers are holding their Summer concerts this Friday and Saturday, the 24th and 25th of May at the Mougins School. Join them for a fun evening of Jazz, Sinatra, Barbershop and Grease. You can even sing along, if you feel so inclined! Performances start at 8pm (doors open at 7:30). Tickets can be purchased at the door: 12 Euros for adults and 5 euros for children under 12.
The Nevada Rock band are playing this Saturday 25 May at Le Mas des Anges in Montauroux in the Var. There’s a bar and a restaurant at Le Mas des Anges as well if you’d like to make it a complete night out. The music starts at 8pm on Saturday.
At the end of May, celebrated Irish photographer John Minihan will give his talk “Beckett and the Wake” at the Princess Grace Irish Library. He promises to share how he met Samuel Beckett through his photographs of Athy, County Kildare, which he photographed for 33 years. Princess Grace Irish Library is a very unique and special venue, where the Princess herself used to maintain an office. Due to its intimate nature, reservations for this talk are essential, but you can do so simply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The 37th Monte-Carlo International Swimming Meeting is taking place at the Olympic swimming pool at the Stade Louis II in Monaco on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. You can get more details at http://www.montecarlo-swimming.org/
The British Association of Monaco are taking bookings for the Queen’s Birthday Party in the Salon Bellevue and Terrace of the Café de Paris on Tuesday 18th of June. You can get more information and buy tickets online at www.bam-monaco.org