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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There’s an exhibition of photographs of polar bears by local photographer Jean-Louis Cresp at the Parc Phoenix in Nice until the end of March. AU PAYS DE NANUK is the result of the photographer’s trip to the shores of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska. More details of the exhibition at http://www.parc-phoenix.org/
The Printemps des Arts Festival is coming to Monaco with a huge range of events including seminars, performances and even surprise trips! This is an absolute must for anyone who appreciates classical music and arts, and you can get full details on every event lined up, online at PrintempsDesArts.com
The third Monaco Ocean Week is taking place from the 24th to the 30th of March. There are workshops, symposiums, colloquiums, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, screenings of documentary films and awareness-raising workshops, to promote the preservation of the oceans. More details at www.monacooceanweek.org
We’re just a short time away from the annual Champagne and Oysters Cycling Club St Tropez to Monaco charity ride. The ride is in its eighth year now and has rapidly become one of the main events in the Monaco calendar. Each spring, more than 100 cyclists take part in the 140km coastal ride from St Tropez to Monaco. Since the first ride in 2012, more than €600,000 has been raised for charity. All proceeds from the ride are donated to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation whose mission is to increase awareness of water safety and the risks of drowning. This year’s ride is on Sunday 28th April and if you’d like to be involved you can find all the information you need at the website www.coccmonaco.com
The famous Victorine film studios in Nice are celebrating their centenary with a special festival from the 29 March to the 7th April at the Cinémathèque de Nice. On the programme are sixty films shot in Nice and the Victorine Studios, there are seminars, exceptional Master Classes, a cine-concert and other events. You can see the full programme for the festival at www.cinematheque-nice.com
There’s a second hand goods sale in Sophia Antipolis this coming Friday and Saturday (March 29th /30th) being held by the AHPSA local residents association. It’s the ideal place to buy clothes, shoes, child care items, handbags, etc. The sale will be held indoors, in the AHPSA association’s meeting hall at 1 place de Provence in Garbejaire. For more information call 04 92 96 04 91 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website http://ahpsa.com/les-bourses-aux-vetements/prochaine-bourse/
Mimosa Matters are holding a black tie masquerade ball at the luxurious Negresco Hotel in Nice on the 30th of March. Champagne reception, sit down dinner, luxury auction and raffle prizes all topped off with dancing until the early hours! All the money raised from this event will go towards the fight against Cancer in the Alpes Maritimes region. Tables are selling fast, so to get more details and reserve your places see the website www.mimosamatters.org
There’s an interesting scientific presentation taking place in Monaco on the 30th of March which is open to the public. It’s called L’Homme Cerebral and is hosted by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Presentations and discussions will take place on various subjects such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, addiction and depression. It will feature an exceptional panel of doctors and scientists who specialise in the brain. Entrance is free. To get more information and to register go to the website http://www.homme-cerebral.org