The Côte d’Azur is buzzing with so many events during the last fortnight of May including the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix.
However, there are numerous small-scale local events that warrant a visit for families, and these smaller community festivals are one of the reasons I enjoy living in France.
This week between Wednesday 21 May – Saturday 24 May, Fête de la Nature is being held throughout France. Fête de la Nature is focussed on activities around conservation and learning about nature.
Locally, it is being held in Mouans-Sartoux at the Jardins de MIP.
At the Fête de la Nature, from 10am, there are various free activities detailing gardening, recognising birdsong, and guided visits of the garden. At 5.30pm, children aged 8 years and upwards can participate in stories, songs and puppetry. There will be a restaurant onsite selling bio-organic meals.
When: Saturday 24 May, 2014
Where: Les Jardins du Musée International de la Parfumerie (also known as Jardins de MIP), 979 chemin des Gourettes, 06370 Mouans-Sartoux (next to Botanic)
Access: Carparking onsite, or from Cannes you can take bus number 600, get off at stop ‘Les Gourmettes’. Here is the bus timetable 600
For more information about Jardins de MIP, see their website www.museesdegrasse.com