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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La Verrerie de Biot is open again with a fantastic range of wonderful glassware. Biot glassware is world famous and each glass is unique because of the way it's made. If you live near Biot, stop by and have a look in their showroom, whether you're looking for something to give as a gift or something for your own home, and if you're a bit further away it would be a good place to drive out to on a morning or afternoon. Have a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/verreriebiot/ where you can see a great video walkthrough of their shop. Check out their website for more information in English at http://www.verreriebiot.com
The legendary Monaco Open Air Cinema is open again for the summer season. The cinema is on the rock of Monaco, overlooking the sea, they've got a giant screen and there are lots of movies in English lined up over the coming days and weeks. For more information, take a look at their Facebook page, Monaco Open Air Cinema, or see their website https://www.cinemas2monaco.com/
There's an interesting historical exhibition taking place at the Villa Turquoise in La Croix Valmer in the Var this summer. It features information, tools and illustrations on the trades of yesteryear. There are displays about the old occupations of well-digger, charcoal burner, dowser, sharecropper, quilter, farrier and many more. The exhibition also gives an insight into the methods of work of the beekeeper, the stonemason and the ice cream seller amongst others. It's taking place from July 14 to September 30 and entry is free on Tuesday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information by calling 04 94 55 13 13 or see the website www.lacroixvalmer.fr
The village of Port Grimaud in the Var is holding summer night markets. About fifty exhibitors will be taking part in the markets which will be held throughout the village. Local shops and restaurants will also be open. Lots of entertainment will be happening in the streets including fashion shows and make-up as well as a large merchants raffle with many prizes to be won. The markets are being held every Tuesday evening in Port Grimaud from 6pm to 11pm up to and including 11 August.
There's lots happening at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco this summer. They have a new digital and interactive exhibition called "IMMERSION" in which you can experience a dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. And they also have all their usual attractions including the feeding of animals in the tactile pool and exploring the oceans using virtual reality headsets. For more information about what's happening at the Oceanographic museum this summer see their website www.oceano.mc
Les Estivales 2020 are happening at Cap3000 shopping centre in Saint-Laurent-du-Var. There's live music every Thursday and Friday evening from 7 to 9pm. The are concerts on the sea view terrace every Sunday at midday at the restaurants PANASIA and EVASION (for which you'll need to reserve at the retaurants). And there are new summer menus in all the restaurants at Cap3000. There's always lots happening at Cap3000 in addition to their wide range of fantastic stores. You can get all the details at www.cap3000.com
There's an exhibition of sculptures by well known Riviera artist Louis Cane. It's at the Villa Domergue and its gardens in Cannes and is taking place right the way through until 27 September. You can get details of that and all the other events taking place in Cannes over the summer at the website www.cannes-destination.com
There are some great events taking place in the village of Ramatuelle in the Var over the next few weeks. On the 11 August you can learn about all the acts of the circus such as juggling, riding a unicycle and walking on stilts. There are yoga sessions on 4 August and there are lots of free evening concerts featuring cuban music, jazz and many other types of music. For the full calendar of events in English see the website https://www.ramatuelle-tourisme.com/en/
There are lots of events planned in the village of La Croix Valmer in the Var during August. There are outdoor cinema shows, evenings at the beach with games and entertainment such as ventriloquism, and close-up magic, there are concerts in the Constantine Forum, an exhibition dedicated to old trades, a craft market and many other events. For the detailed program for August see the website www.lacroixvalmer.com
There's always something happening at the Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins. New works are being added to the collections all the time so even if you've been to the museum before, it's always worth a return visit. They have the Egyptian gallery, Roman and Greek displays & paintings by Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder and Marlène Dumas as well as many other sculptures, paintings and works of art. And starting on 11 September they have a Jean Cocteau exhibition. For full details in English see their excellent website at www.https://mouginsmusee.com/en
There are several outdoor musical events in Cap d'Ail during August. On 1 August it's "RESPECT!" - A Tribute to Aretha Franklin at the amphiteatre by the sea, it's local jazz musicians on 5th and the Watson Quartet on the 6th, both at the Château des Terrasses. And then on the 8th it's a tribute to French legend Charles Aznavour at the amphitheatre. They all start at 9pm. Entry is free by reservation only on 04 93 78 02 33 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Provence Honey Market, which was postponed from its usual date in April, is now taking place on Sunday 9 August in Mouans-Sartoux from 5.30pm to 11pm . Professional beekeepers from all over the region will present honey and other bee products. Farmers from the Alpes Maritimes will join them, selling products such as olive oil, cheese and wine. There'll be tastings and entertainment throughout the evening. You can get more information about the festival at www.miels-de-provence.com