What's on guide

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...).

Monarchéo, Monegasque Archaeology Revealed

25 February to 30 June 2021

Monarchéo, Monegasque Archaeology Revealed, is a fascinating and educational experience for visitors of all ages with an interest in history, science and art.The exhibition will show you Monaco's history from a whole new perspective - archaeologically. Step back in time to the Prehistoric era, and journey across 300,000 years of history, through the Neolithic, the Bronze and Iron Ages, Classic Antiquity, the Middle Ages, all the way to the modern age and present day… Explore the world through a brand new, immersive scenography created by Hapax in collaboration with the team at the Museum of Prehistoric Anthrolopology. This major new "Monaco Special" exhibition is in four languages (French, English, Italian, Monegasque) and features all of the latest modern scientific and museographical technologies, including carbon dating, DNA sequencing, analyses, reconstructions, holograms, 3D scans and terminals, virtual signage, and more.The exhibition is on until 30 June 2021. More information by calling +377 98 98 80 06 or by going to the website https://map-mc.org

Exhibition by Shimabuku

27 February to 03 October 2021

Until Sunday 3 October 2021, the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco at the Villa Paloma, 56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique, has an exhibition by Shimabuku called "The 165-Meter Mermaid and Other Stories". More details by calling +377 98 98 48 60 or by going to the website www.nmnm.mc

Max Ernst Tribute Exhibition

20 March to 16 June 2021

Beddington Fine Art in Bargemon in the Var are presenting an exhibition in tribute to the great Surrealist artist Max Ernst. Stefan
Szczesny befriended Ernst and collaborated with him on a number of occasions, often visiting Ernst at his second home in Seillans. The exhibition takes place until 16 June 2021 at the Salle du Cercle in Seillans. More information at https://beddingtonfineart.com

Pop Up Yoga

29 April to 16 May 2021

Pop Up Yoga is taking place in the Park in Mougins at the Etang Font Merle. It is weather dependant and announced on the Facebook page @lucylouyoga. It is a class adaptable to most levels of yoga and fitness. In view of Covid- numbers are limited to 5 currently. Each person must bring their own mat for safety purposes and place their mats 2m apart. All students must respect social distancing. More details and booking on www.lucylouyoga.com



Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra Piano Concerts

02 May to 29 May 2021

The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra are holding a series of piano concerts throughout the month of May. They are being held at the Auditorium Rainier III in Monaco on three Sunday afternoons - the 2nd, 9th and 16th of May and one Saturday evening - the 29th of May. The Orchestra have lots of other concerts taking place at various venues in Monaco as well. You can find the full schedule and all the information you need on their website www.opmc.mc

Monaco Oceanographic Museum

07 May to 31 May 2021

There are lots interseting things to see and do at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum. The level 2 terrace is open and you can enjoy the panoramic view and discover the turtle island with the children's play area. You can experience a dive on the Great Barrier Reef in their Immersion Exhibition as well. The Oceanographic Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but exeptionally closed on Grand Prix weekend, the 22 and 23 May. You can get more details and buy tickets at the website www.oceano.mc

Festival des Jardins de la Côte d´Azur

09 May to 09 June 2021
Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Grasse, Menton, Nice and Monaco

From May 9 to June 9, 2021, the 3rd edition of the Festival des Jardins de la Côte d´Azur has as its theme "Artists' gardens". The Côte d’Azur Garden Festival will give you a dreamlike experience, on the Mediterranean shores, along the fragrant trails of the Côte d´Azur. The Côte d'Azur Garden Festival offers 13 landscape creations in competition including 8 French projects, 3 Italian projects, 1 Finnish project and 1 Chinese project (Hong Kong). They will be visible in partner municipalities in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Grasse, Menton, Nice and, new for this 2021 edition, in the Principality of Monaco. More info at : www.festivaldesjardins.departement06.fr

Sustainable Luxury Conference

17 May 2021

The International University of Monaco has announced that the 1st edition of the Sustainable Luxury Conference will take place on Zoom and YouTube on Monday, May 17th, 2021, from 4-7pm CET. The first edition, called “The Era of Luxtainable” will focus on how luxury companies can include sustainability in the different divisions in the value chain and their business operations in general. A variety of guest speakers will present how their company has implemented sustainable solutions and business practices.

The event will be fully digital, which means that it will take place on Zoom and YouTube.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VZzX6PwmQ2- XNfoFTqB2KA?fbclid=IwAR1Luhci7ig2uflhGQcUkNzIsjxB-rGaOMvMgyHvD3V8TfhQSy4NFzwN4nc


20 May to 24 May 2021

The Grand Prix of Monaco is one of the three most prestigious races in the entire world, having been designed in 1929 by the son of the President of the Automobile Club of Monaco.

The 78th edition of the race will take place from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2021 with entertainment and festivities. 


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information:https://acm.mc/edition/grand-prix-de-monaco-2021/

Land Art Workshops

26 May 2021

Les Jardins de la Vallée de la Siagne are holding Land Art workshops (workshops limited to 6 people). Accompanied by Azdine who has over 30 years of experience in the field, was Professor of 3 Dimension Design at Arizona State University for over 10 years, and is a passionate and exciting Land Artist. On Wednesday May 26 (from 9h to15h30) they have a day entirely in English. For More information e-mail contact.associationjvs@gmail.com or see their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/associationJVS

"Villa E-1027" Guided Tours

03 June to 31 July 2021

One of the most iconic buildings on the Riviera is about to reopen its doors. "Villa E-1027", Eileen Gray's first architectural creation, was built from 1926 to 1929 on land overlooking the bay of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin facing Monaco. Le Corbusier painted several murals there. Guided tours in French and English will resume from 4 June if sanitary conditions permit, but you need to reserve your place first. You can get more details at the website https://capmoderne.com/en/


07 June to 11 June 2021

The International Market of Professional Real Estate is a trade fair that takes place in Cannes from the 7th to the 10th of June 2021. They celebrate and reward architectural and real estate projects and offer the possibility for networking.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.mipim.com

British Association of Monaco Event

10 June 2021

The British Association of Monaco are organising an evening event to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Official Birthday. Unlike previous years, this will be a formal sit down event (in line with current regulations) with British themed content and is being held at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco on Thursday 10th June. You can find more details at http://www.bam-monaco.org


18 June 2021

On the 18th of June 2021, the Television Festival of Monte Carlo will celebrate its 60th edition in the Grimaldi Forum with the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco. 

There will be international celebrities, behind the scenes conferences, screenings and signing sessions.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.tvfestival.com/fr


24 June to 27 June 2021

The Jumping International de Monte-Carlo is an equine competition with a historical spectacular show that has been taking place for the past 15 years. The world’s top-ranking riders take part in this tournament to prove their title of honourable sportsperson. The riders will compete in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://jumping-monaco.com



06 July to 18 July 2021

The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from the 6th to the 17th of July 2021. 

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order for the festival to go ahead, some important health measure will have to be taken. The number of spectators that will be permitted is yet to be announced and the programme list with be released soon. 


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.festival-cannes.com/fr/

Monaco Streaming Film Festival

06 July 2021

The first of its kind, Monaco Streaming Film Festival will take its first steps on the red carpet and stream everything on its agenda worldwide via its live streaming platform, with Netflix Founding VP Mitch Lowe onboard as festival Co-Founder, and in conjunction with major Hollywood streaming studios, The Princess Grace Foundation and GEMA Foundation, this innovative hybrid “festival-meets-summit” experience celebrates the streaming industry’s content, makers, creators and talent, and leverages streaming technology to power the festival.

More information and registrations: www.mcsff.com


07 September to 13 September 2021

The Cannes Yachting Festival is taking place from the 7th to the 12th of September 2021 and welcomes 3 to 43 meters boats every year, including many previews spread between the two ports in Cannes; the Vieux Port and Port Canto.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.cannesyachtingfestival.com/fr-fr.html


19 September to 26 September 2021

Exceptional sailboats and most of them over 100-years-old will gather in Cannes from the 19th September to the 25th September 2021.

The Royal Regattas will be exhibited on the Quai Laubeuf and spectators will be able to attend the departure of the sailboats every day from 11 am to 12 am.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.regatesroyales.com/fr/


22 September to 26 September 2021

The 30th anniversary of the Monaco Yacht Show will be organised from the 22 to the 25th of September 2021. 

Every year, the Monaco Yacht Show exhibits more than 125 super-yachts built by the world’s most well-known shipyards and brought more than 590 leaders from the yachting sector.

The ticket office will open in spring.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.monacoyachtshow.com/fr/


25 September to 10 October 2021
Saint Tropez

The « Voiles de St Tropez » will be divided into 2 parts: The first week will be from the 25th of September to the 2nd of October 2021, focusing on smaller classic boats, with awards being presented on the last day. The second week, from the 3rd to the 9th of October, will be for larger modern boats with a specified course. Rewards will be presented on the 9th of October. Over 250 boats will participate during the first week and 30 ‘super series’ in the second week.


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: http://www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr/les_voiles_de_saint_tropez/


19 November 2021

The Monaco’s National Day will be celebrated on the 19th of November 2021. During the day, many festivals and celebrations will take place, including the distribution of parcels to sick and elderly people. 


All details are subject to change and the organizers of each event should be consulted for the latest information: https://www.visitmonaco.com/en/22091/l-automne