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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The town of Biot is staging an exhibition dedicated to the work of the famous Swedish goldsmith Vivianna Torun and local artists she trained or influenced. Torun was born in Malmo in 1927 and lived in Biot from 1958 to 1968, surrounded by a group of young silversmiths and apprentices. She was the first woman goldsmith to have gained international fame and her works have left their imprint in the history jewellery. The exhibition is taking place at the Salles d’exposition municipal in Biot right through to the 5th of January 2020.
There are several interesting exhibitions at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco at the moment. "Mission Badu Island" is a photography exhibition that tells the story of the expedition by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Les Explorations de Monaco to the small island of Badu, between Australia and Papua New Guinea. That exhibition is on until the 30th of September. And there’s an exhibition entitled "Odyssey of the Sea Turtles" which explores the epic journey undertaken by sea turtles. That’s on until the 1st of January next year. There are always lots of interesting things to see and do at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum. See their website www.oceano.mc for all the details.
There’s an art exhibition called "COLLAGES ON WALLS IN THE GARDEN" at LA QUINCAILLERIE D'ART art gallery, 41 rue Verdi in Nice. The nearest tram stop is "Alsace-Lorraine" on Line 2. The free exhibition is on from 2nd to 30th September. And there’s a special evening at the gallery on Saturday 7 September from 6.30pm where you can see lots of works from a wide range of artists. You can get more information at https://ventart.fr/
September is yacht show time of the year on the Riviera. The Cannes Yachting Festival is taking place on the Vieux port and Port Canto from the 10th to the 15th and the Monaco Yacht Show is from the 25th to the 28th. You can get details in English about the Cannes show at https://www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/en/ and for the Monaco show it’s https://www.monacoyachtshow.com/en/
L’Art Nocturne is taking place in the streets of Beaulieu sur Mer, centred around the Boulevard du Maréchal Leclerc. It’s your opportunity to discover the largest art galleries, architecture firms, automotive design and decoration showrooms of Beaulieu-sur-Mer. And there’s also an opportunity to discover various wines in collaboration with regional winemakers. There’ll be an exhibition of sculptures by top artists. It’s all taking place in Beaulieu on Wednesday the 18th of September. If you’d like to go along, you need to register in advance at www.eye-communication.com
Are you a people pleaser? Do you struggle with boundaries in your relationships? Do you find it difficult to say “no” to people for fear of rejection or confrontation? UK psychotherapist and wellbeing expert Gavin Sharpe will discuss the importance of establishing healthy boundaries especially in personal relationships in a free seminar called "The Art of Saying No" in Beausoleil on Wednesday 18th September at 6pm. For full details and to register for the seminar see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-seminar-on-the-art-of-saying-no-establishing-healthy-boundaries-tickets-67868220675?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Something that might be of interest to you if you’re one of our French listeners. English language workshops are being held in Antibes every Thursday. Level A2, B1, intermediate. You’ll be able to interact in groups through conversations, games, and more in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This workshop is led by Elvana who speaks 5 languages. The cost of the workshop is 15 € per person or 10 € each for two people. For more information send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 06 09 56 51 99.
Monaco’s basketball Roca Team is hosting Gravelines Dunkerque for the first match of the Jeep Elite basketball season. It’s a great opportunity to go along and support the team. It’s on Saturday 21 September at 6.30pm in the Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. You can get more information and buy tickets at asmbasket.org
If you can read French there are lots of books for sale at the grande braderie of the mediatheque in Draguignan. It’s being held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9am on the forecourt of the Chabran Cultural Center in Draguignan.
There’s a charity cycle ride taking place on Wednesday 25 September. The Cayman Islands Charity Bike Ride will go from Monaco to Menton and back. Riders of all ages and levels are welcome to take part in the ride, whether individually or in a group. You can bring your own bike or rent one at a discounted rate from two local bike shops. The ride is in aid of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. For further details send an e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Association of Monaco has several events planned over the next few weeks. They’ve got Thursday cocktails at L’Oliveraie on the Place des Moulins on the 26th of September, a Macmillan Coffee afternoon at St Pauls Church library from 3-5pm on Friday the 28th of September. Then in October they have a wine tasting in the Var and an Oktoberfest event. You can get more information at http://www.bam-monaco.org/
The Cote d’Azur Polo Club's Riviera Cup is being held later this month, from the 27-29th of September. This mixed tournament features teams including professional players from all over the world. You can discover this spectacular, elegant sport in their country style club surrounded by Mediterranean pine trees in Puget-sur-Argens. There are opportunities to socialize, network or just hang out while you watch some polo, support the teams, and soak up the atmosphere. The Cote d'Azur Polo Club was opened in 2016 as a not-for-profit association by passionate volunteers. You can get full details at https://cotedazurpoloclub.com/
SET, the South of France English Theatre, are opening their new season with the iconic play “Separate Tables” by Terrence Rattigan. SET have their own premises in the beautiful historical street of Rue Saint-Sauveur in Le Vieux Cannet. Performances are being held on the weekends of the 27th to 29th of September and the 4th to the 6th of October. You can get more details and buy tickets online at www.southoffranceenglishtheatre.com
Join Club Vivanova with their partners, members and guests for their 2019 Summer Yacht Show Party featuring international networking. It’s all happening on Friday 27th September at the exclusive TWIGA Beach Club seafront terrace in Monaco. Sumosan menu specialities will be served with New Zealand and Argentinian wines. This private terrace and beachfront party will be open from 6pm with open bar and food until 8pm. After that, there’s a cash-bar where guests can continue to party at their leisure. Tickets are €75 per person and include an open wine bar and food and beverage degustations from 6pm to 8pm with DJ entertainment and gourmet finger buffet. You can get all the details and find out about other great events organized by Club Vivanova at their website www.clubvivanova.com
Bond is Back, on Monaco Yacht Show weekend, at L'OFFICIEL MAGAZINE's Second Annual Benefit Gala in Monte- Carlo on Friday Sept 27. It’s one big James Bond benefit night with unlimited martinis, champagnes and buffet with L'Officiel’s Fashion Show which officially introduces the newest James Bond Girl. The gala will feature a Grammy winning artist , announced on Riviera Radio during yacht show week. This Monte Carlo glitter & glam benefit night is going to be a fantastic night not to be missed on Friday September 27th. For all the details and for tickets call +33 758280906 or send an e-mail to Rockforhumanity@gmail.com
The Cogs4Cancer Tribute ride from Monaco to Antibes is taking place on Saturday 12th October. Why not join them for the last 7km of this incredible journey from Cagnes Sur Mer to raise funds for the fight against cancer. All riders must wear a suitable helmet. The cost is €100 and a sponsorship form will be sent to you to raise money. Children under 12 go free if accompanied by a responsible adult. The C4C After Party will follow on the Bastion Saint Jaume, Port Vauban, Antibes. More details at their website https://cogs4cancer.org/