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...).

The "Photographers" Exhibition

04 January to 14 May 2023
Mandelieu la Napoule

The "Photographers" exhibition is presenting a selection of 50 works by 14 renowned photographers at the Villa Logis d'Azur, located in the gardens of the Ermitage de L'Oasis Hotel, opposite the port of La Napoule. The exhibition is from a private collection and is exceptional for its rarity and diversity. It’s on until 14 May 2023.

Botanical Centre at Jardin Exotique

04 January to 31 March 2023

The Jardin Exotique in Monaco is still closed for renovation works but in the meantime you can still visit the Botanical Centre at the Jardin Exotique. It's open from Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with free admission. Created in the 1960s and directly attached to the Exotic Garden, the greenhouses contain the largest collections of cacti and succulents in the world. Free guided tours also take place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. but you'll need to register for those by e-mail on jardin-exotique@mairie.mc  Further information is available by calling + 377 93 15 29 80.

The Archaeological Crypt

06 January to 31 March 2023

The Archaeological Crypt in Nice has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Archaeological Crypt is a 2,000 m² underground room located under Boulevard Jean-Jaurès and Place Garibaldi, along the Paillon River. It was opened to the public after construction of Line 1 of the tramway revealed well preserved remains, around one of the main entrances to the city and which highlight in an exceptional way the history of Nice since the Middle Ages as a stronghold of the County of Provence and then of the Duchy of Savoy. You can get more details of the Archeological Crypt in the culture section on nice.fr

Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins Exhibition

03 February to 02 April 2023

The Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins is staging an exhibition of 40 drawings by 23 major artists from the modern & contemporary periods. Coup de Crayon is an exhibition featuring loans of works from several private collections. There's plenty of time to see it - it's on until 2 April. You can find more information on their website https://www.mouginsmusee.com

Chateau de Gorbio Art Exhibition

15 February to 07 May 2023

The Chateau de Gorbio is presenting a special group exhibition featuring the artists who have shown their work at St John’s Church Library in Menton during 2022. It features photography, oil and watercolour paintings and mixed media works. The exhibition is open  Wednesday through Sunday, from 1pm to 5.30pm at the  Muséé Château de Gorbio, 16 rue du Château in Gorbio. It's on until 7 May. Entry is free and one of the artists will be in attendance each day.

Riviera Business Club Meetings

16 March to 24 March 2023
Cannes & St Laurent du Var

The Riviera Business Club have several meetings planned for this month. This Thursday the 16th they’re having an Afterwork Meeting in Cannes and then on 28 March it’s a sales and marketing event in Saint Laurent du Var discussing how to boost your business through targeted sales and digital marketing. You can get more information on www.rivierabusinessclub.com

Alain Lestié Exhibition

17 March to 01 April 2023

The bookshop Librairie-Galerie Matarasso in Nice is holding an exhibition of works by the French painter and writer Alain Lestié until 1 April. You can find the bookshop at 46 boulevard Risso near Mamac, between Place Garibaldi and Acropolis. For more details about the bookshop see their website https://www.laure-matarasso.com

Monaco Committee of French Foreign Trade Advisors Information Meeting

23 March 2023

The Monaco Committee of French Foreign Trade Advisors invites you to an information meeting to be held on Thursday 23 March, in the prestigious setting of the Maison de France, 42 rue Grimaldi, Monaco. Themes to be discussed will be the economic, tourism and media impact of the Rugby World Cup 2023 for France, the consideration of CSR, the impact on the attractiveness of France, a presentation of the hospitality offers of the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice and the Orange Velodrome stadium in Marseille. Personalities from the rugby world will be present. Please confirm your participation to Patrick Lecoy, French Foreign Trade Advisor - Monaco Committee by e-mail on plecoy@e-a-d-monaco.com or by calling 06 33 42 35 71.

Negresco Charity Ball

24 March 2023

A charity ball is being held on Friday 24th March at the Negresco Hotel in Nice. The gala evening will be an opportunity to support the Frédéric Gaillanne Foundation, the first guide dog training school in Europe for blind and visually impaired children. It's an exceptional evening under the splendour of the Salon Royal, including a wonderful dinner by Michelin starred chef Virginie Basselot. The first part of the ball will be classical music, the second part a DJ set. There'll be an auction of contemporary works of art. It's 350 € per guest (sale of tables of 8 or 10). To extend the evening and enjoy a night in a Deluxe Room with a sea view and breakfast, you can take advantage of a preferential offer at the rate of 450 €. For further information or to book your table, which has to be done by 14 March, please contact the Negresco events department on  events@lenegresco.com

The Animal Fund Whales Conference

24 March 2023

TAF The Animal Fund are holding a conference on Friday the 24th March at 2 pm at the Monaco Yacht Club. It's called Whales - the Eyes of Humanity. It's part of the  Ocean Week conference, which is a prestigious event gathering many top specialists on ocean protection. You'll be able to discover the universe of the whales, and why we need them for our survival as well as learning how they contribute to all life on earth, the threats they are facing and how each of us can help. You can register by sending an e-mail to info@theanimalfund.net

Nice Gospel Group Concert

25 March 2023

There's a charity gospel music concert featuring the Nice Gospel Group at the Theatre des Varietes in Monaco. It's on Saturday, 25th March at 8.30pm and is being organized by Ecoute Cancer Reconfort. It's 20 euros for adults, 10 euros for under 15's and you can get tickets on the door or by reserving on 06 80 86 04 33.

Saint Jean Cassien Choir Festival

26 March 2023

The closing event of the 17th Saint Jean Cassien Choir Festival is on Sunday March 26 in Peymeinade  at 3 p.m. at the David Douillet gymnasium. Created in 2005, the Saint Cassien Festival continues to bring together a growing audience who come to discover each year a new repertoire around sacred, lyrical or traditional songs, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Adults €12 – Students €8 – Free for children under 12.

Fourth Mini Mimosa Fun Run

02 April 2023
Valbonne Sophia Antipolis

Registration is open for the fourth Mini Mimosa fun run on Sunday 2nd April at the Stade des Bouilldes in Valbonne-Sophia Antipolis. Kids and teens aged between 5 and 15 years old are welcome to take part in a charity fun run organised just for them. It's a fun and healthy event, 100% focused on the kids who raise money to help children with cancer on the French Riviera. Registration is open at  www.mimosamatters.org Places are limited. Closing date is 27th March.

Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts

09 April to 15 April 2023

The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra have a couple of concerts coming up in April. On Sunday 9 April at 6pm it's pianist Christian Zacharias performing works by Brahms and Schumann. Then on Saturday 15 April at 8pm it's a performance of works by Faure and Debussy. Both peformances are at the Auditorium Rainier III in Monaco. For more details and to purchase tickets see the website www.opmc.mc or call +377 92 00 13 70.