Sunday on the French Riviera

Sunday is traditionally a family day in France, you’ll find the boulangerie‘s busy as people queue to pick up a flan or tarte for the family lunch and everyone is on ‘relax mode’.

We love to head outdoors as summer arrives with an early morning swim followed by a treat at a cafeteria on Sundays.


Today, Sunday 26 June, here are some other suggestions of things to do on the French Riviera:


Cannes Festival Autos Motos Rétros is hosting a car show with the theme ‘James Dean is back’ with a parade along the Croisette and retro cars and motorbikes.  Free entry between 10am-5pm at square Verdun parking near Port Pierre Canto.



If you enjoy classical music, Musée Fragonard is hosting the last evening of a 3-night mini festival of classical music.  Tonight, from 9pm enjoy the renditions of Brahms, Schumann and Faure in the gardens of the Villa.  Entry €20.


It’s your last weekend to visit the beautiful gardens in Menton as part of the annual ‘Mois des Jardins’.  The main open days have passed, but there’s still time to get to Fontana Rosa, Serre de la Madone, Riviera Palace, Maria Séréna, Jardins Biovès, Palais Carnoles and the terrace at the Musée Cocteau to soak up the tropical vegetation.

For a list of participating gardens, Mois des Jardins 2016

Villa Maria Serena (image:

Villa Maria Serena (image:

Happy Sunday!



One thought on “Sunday on the French Riviera

  1. I hope you had a nice Sunday:)


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