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.
Check our guide often as possible, you will be updated with the best things to do on the French Riviera (exhibitions, shows, races, concerts and more...).
The Monaco Open Air Cinema is in full swing with a stack of great movies showing on the big screen beside the Oceanographic Museum. In the coming week alone they’re showing the new ‘big-screen’ blockbusters Dunkirk, Spiderman and Transformers, with a new movie in English every night. If you haven’t experienced a movie under the stars, this is a must do night out! Full details and tickets at cinemas2monaco.com
The Nice Jazz Festival is in full swing with the last few headline acts ready to go including I Am on Thursday night at Masséna and Kamasi Washington at Théatre de Verdure on Friday. Tickets and details are at NiceJazzFestival.fr
For full details on everything you can sample, see NiceJazzFestival.fr
The Orchestra of Cannes are hosting two special concerts in Nice called ‘Les Concerts du Cloitre’ because under the celestial vault of the Cloister in Nice, they will accompany several soloists for the International Summer Academy of Nice, this Friday 21st and next Wednesday 26th. More details at orchestre-cannes.com
Pedro Armestre, the young Spanish environmental photographer and recent winner of 'The International Picture of the Year' portraying climate change in the Arctic, will be exhibiting a selection of his latest work entitled 'The 4 Elements - Principal Roots of Life' in Beaulieu-sur-mer. The exhibition opens this weekend at The Chapel opposite the Town Hall in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, and runs until the end of the month. Admission is free.
The world famous Jimmyz in Monte-Carlo is open again, offering you a whole new ‘open-air clubbing’ experience! The summer lineup features an exclusive selection of DJ’s from around the world playing on the newly installed sound, video and light system which has to be felt to be believed! Check the line-up of DJ’s at jimmyzmontecarlo.com
This weekend, kicking off the International Fireworks Competition, it’s … France! They’ll be displaying on Friday in Cannes and on Saturday in Monaco. For the Monaco show, the Carabiniers du Prince will be hosting a private party for MONACOUSA members on their roof-top venue to watch the fireworks.
During the evening they’ll have a cash bar, and also open their private historical museum for tours, with dancing after the fireworks. Places are limited to just 80 people, so book today by emailing email@example.com
The summer fireworks season is about to get under way and leading the pack with the first fireworks display is France!
There is only one place to see those fireworks this weekend … and it’s Monaco!
You have a choice of three fantastic locations to enjoy the night tomorrow, the Hotel Hermitage, Hotel Paris or Les Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.
At the Hermitage, they’re laying on a special four course firework menu with drinks and musical entertainment included, which will be served by their Michelin starred chef, Benoit Witz, on the terrace of the Vistamar restaurant.
At Le Grill, at the Hotel de Paris, the view of the fireworks from the eighth floor is simply unforgettable, enjoy the show with relaxed live cooking and buffet at l’Hirondelle at Les Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.
To book any of these venues for the fireworks call Monaco 98 06 36 36
This weekend at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco it’s the Deep Klassified Music Festival, an artistic and cultural project combining electronic music, art and well-being. This Friday and Saturday the Festival offers a total change of scenery with electronic music, slow food, vegan creations, Mayan body painting, Reiki workshops, meditation, yoga and a market of food trucks offering a world tour of flavors, and fully organic dishes. You can see videos and a full lineup at www.deepklassified.com
They say ‘good things come in small packages’, and that is very true of the Small Art Objects competition which has just started in Vallauris. Over a hundred creations from over twenty countries, all under 15cm in size, are on display at the Atelier A.I.R. on Avenue de Cannes, and the winners will be announced during the traditional Fête Picasso on Saturday 15th July. Full details of the exhibition are on SmallArtObjects.com
One of our long time listeners, Justin Garrison, is about to head off on 400km charity bike ride on August 11th, up to Europes highest road in the Alps. Why? Sepsis. This is a disease which has killed two infants close to Justin, but the really sad part, is Sepsis can be easily diagnosed and the treatment costs just €100. So, to help save many many lives, Justin is cycling to the Alps to raise funds for the Sepsis Trust in the UK. If you would like to hear the full story, and maybe donate, see the Just Giving website.
If you’re looking for adventure and an unforgettable experience, join the ultimate ride to save our oceans, which is supported by Prince Albert of Monaco. The ride is an epic cycle trip from London to Monaco taking place in September and run by the Blue Marine Foundation in association with Rapha. To learn more, get on yer bike and visit www.london-monaco.cc
It’s just been announced that the Grammy Award winning singer Diana Krall will be making a long awaited return to Monaco this October. Tickets have just gone on sale for her one night only performance at the Salle des Etoile on October 11th so make sure you get yours today and guarantee your place at this very special evening with one of the worlds greats.
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