I really enjoy all the traditional festivals in France and it doesn’t matter when you visit the French Riviera you will always find some type of celebration or traditional event to attend.
Traditional festivals here are based on historical re-enactments, patron saints, food (including chocolate, bread, chestnuts), the wine harvest, flowers, agriculture, the ocean, and more.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, head along to Villeneuve Loubet village on Monday 03 August and Tuesday 04 August because it is the Fête de la Renaissance.
This event is a re-enactment of the arrival of King Francois 1 in Villeneuve Loubet in 1538 for the signing of the Nice truce with Charles Quint and Villeneuve Loubet morphs into a 16th-century village complete with taverns, music, parades, medieval games, workshops about medieval cooking, iron forgery, calligraphy, art and more.
The event starts at 6pm with animations lasting until midnight.
More information is at the official website www.villeneuve-renaissance.com