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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Chateau de Berne in Lorgues in the Var has launched ULTIMATE PROVENCE - a brand new wine estate offering an unexpected experience of Provence. You can discover an upbeat boutique-hotel atmosphere and tasty wines available in the ATMOS Restaurant and roof-deck bar and lounge. It’s open 7 days a week. For all the details see the website http://www.chateauberne.com
The Monte Carlo Summer Sporting Festival is getting underway in a few weeks time for another season of great music from some of the world’s top artists. Charlie Winston is on the 4th of July, Vanessa Paradis on the 5th of July and John Legend on the 26th. There are lots of other great shows as well and you can get full information and buy tickets at www.montecarlosbm.com
There’s an exhibition of works by famous Dutch artist Guillaume Corneille. There’s plenty of time to see the exhibition – it’s on virtually all summer, until the 8th of September at Chambres d'Hôtes "Les Chapeliers", on rue des Chapeliers, in Claviers in the Var. The exhibition is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 16h00 to 19h00, or by request.
There are lots of things happening at the Cap3000 shopping centre in St Laurent du Var over the summer. There’s live music every Thursday evening until the 22nd of August. There’s the Voices3000 Talent Competition taking place on Wednesdays at 6pm on the 17th, 24th and 31st of July. And there’s a photography exhibition called “The Wave” from the 1st to 31st August on the ground floor. Full details of everything happening, as well as information about all the fantastic shops they have at Cap3000 is available on their website www.cap3000.com
The summer season at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is well underway. There are lots of activities planned until the 1st of September. You can experience the great journey of sea turtles, take part in feeding time at the aquarium, marvel at the incredible fluorescent coral, along with many other things to explore. And this summer you can get a special family offer at TER PACA train stations which includes train tickets and entry to the museum. For more details see the website www.oceano.mc
The British Association of Monaco are holding their Summer Seaside Supper at the MIAMI PLAGE, Larvotto Beach in Monaco on Thursday 25 July at 7.30pm. You need to book as soon as possible, the closing date is for bookings is Monday 22 July. More details at
The Mediatheque in Callian in The Var has a special exhibition between the 6 July and 31 August to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Australian artist Edouard Goerg who died in Callian in 1969. Entrance is free and everybody’s welcome to admire his art works - paintings, drawings, lithograhies and engraving. Check the opening time with the Médiathèque de Callian. Information on 04 94 76 59 16 or email Brigittelampe@orange.fr
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’ a wonderful exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco this summer. “Dali – A History of Painting” is taking place until the 8th of September. This year is the 30th anniversary of Salvador Dali’s death and the exhibition is an exceptional journey through Dali’s artistic production and allows evryone to discover the different stages of the artist’s creation. It not only offers a retrospective view of Dali’s work, but also reveals how the painter has become enshrined in the history of twentieth century painting. You can get more details at www.grimaldiforum.com
If you’d like to listen to some great jazz in a wonderful setting this summer, the Chateau de Berne in Lorgues in the Var has a series of four concerts in July and August as part of their “Jazz a Berne” festival. The first one is on the 12th of July and the others are on the 21st of July, the 8th of August and the 25th of August. The concerts start at 9pm and there’s on-site catering. For details of tickets, see the website www.chateauberne.com
The Monte Carlo Summer Sporting Festival is underway with another season of great music from some of the world’s top artists, including John Legend on the 26th of July and Sting on the 2nd of August. There are lots of other great shows and you can get full information and buy tickets at www.montecarlosbm.com
The Mall San Remo is the new exclusive luxury outlet, where you can find the best fashion and home design brands. It’s only one hour from Nice and 30 minutes from Monaco, and there are roundtrip shuttles from Nice and Monaco. Until September 3, they also have additional promotions with special prices and a Tax Free Lounge for an immediate refund. So if you’re looking for a few bargains combined with a nice day out in Italy check out The Mall San Rémo’s website www.themall.it
The Association les Enfants de Frankie is holding a fundraising event called Fourchette Solidaire. The event is in its second edition this year and is a collaboration of restaurants and customers to support the needy children of the region. Until the end of August, Fourchette Solidaire aims to collect a symbolic 1 € on each restaurant bill to be donated to the association. The Association invites everyone to participate in this fundraising campaign by eating in Monaco Partner Restaurants –
- Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo
- Ömer – Hôtel de Paris
- Beef Bar
- Cantinetta Antinori
- Moshi Moshi
- Song qi
- La Bionda
- Columbus Montecarlo
- Planet Pasta
For further details see the website www.frankiemonaco.org
Get ready for the annual Nuits du Sud in Vence. This is a really special festival because it’s small and laid back but offers some amazing talent this summer including Eagle Eye Cherry, Sister Sledge, Gilberto Gil, Tiken Jah Fakoly & more. Even better, tickets are extremely reasonable, starting from just €16, and booking now at www.nuitsdusud.com
The first International Arts and Perfume Festival is starting soon in Grasse. “Grasse in Wonderland” is 10 days of exhibitions by famous perfume houses, various shows and many other attractions. Dance, theatre, gastronomy and street art will be filling the streets of Grasse for the festival from the 19th to the 28th of July. You can see the full programme at www.grasse.fr or call the Tourist Office on 04 93 36 66 66.
There’s live music in St Paul de Vence later this month. The St Paul de Vence Classical and Jazz Festival is taking place from the 20th to the 31st of July. There are eight fantastic concerts featuring the biggest names in classical and jazz in a stunning setting. Find more information at www.festivalsaintpauldevence.com
The International Pyromelodic Fireworks Competition is taking place again in Monaco this summer. The competition features displays by some of the world’s greatest pyrotechnics specialists, accompanied by music on the port of Monaco. Every summer, four evenings are scheduled, two in July (at 10pm) and two in August (at 9.30pm). The four competitors for the summer of 2019 are Lithuania on the 20th of July, Spain on the 27th of July, England on the 3rd of August and Ukraine on the 10th of August.
Colgan's Brewery and Blue Square are organising two outdoor movie nights in Valbonne. Both movies will be shown in V.O. – in other words, in English. On Saturday, the 20th of July they’re showing The Blues Brothers and on Saturday 3rd of August it’s Dirty Dancing. The program starts at 7pm and the movie starts at 9pm. Admission is free, people just need to bring their rugs or blankets to sit on and enjoy the movie. Food trucks, beer, wine, spritzes and juices will be available for purchase on site. It’s being held at the Moonlight Cinema Valbonne, Pre de l'Hotel de Ville, 06560 Valbonne.