Sightseeing – MANDELIEU-LA NAPOULE FIREWORKS (Summer 2013)

The first free fireworks display this summer in Mandelieu-La Napoule is being held the day following Fête Nationale so I’m not entirely sure those who celebrate in a big way on 14 July (i.e. too many drinks!) will appreciate booming fireworks the next day.  Anyway, with a lovely setting right by the château on the waterfront there truly can’t be a better location for a fireworks display.

Here are the dates and times for the summer 2013 fireworks in Mandelieu-La Napoule**:

15 July – 1opm at Plage du Château

26 July – 10pm at Plage Robinson

09 August – 10.30pm at Plage Robinson

23 August – 10.30pm at Plage du Château

**NOTE:  Some displays commence at 10pm and others at 10.30pm, it is recommend to err the side of caution and arrive early

Sightseeing – JUAN LES PINS / ANTIBES FIREWORKS (Summer 2013)

It’s fireworks season here again, so ‘here’s a head’s up’ (advance warning) of the dates for the free fireworks displays in Juan les Pins / Antibes:

13 July – 10.30pm at plage Salis / plage de Ponteil **Tip: good viewing spots are by the playground near Bastion St-André, or Royal Beach restaurant

14 July – 10.30pm at baie de Juan les Pins **Tip:  anywhere along the promenade by Le Ruban Bleu restaurant is a good viewing location

1 August, 8 August, 15 August – 10pm at baie de Juan les Pins

24 August – 10pm at plage de Brague / plage de Fort Carré in Antibes

Sightseeing – CANNES FIREWORKS 2013

It’s that time of the year when the annual Festival d’art Pyrotechnique begins along the French Riviera coast and the competition sparks off (excuse the pun) to win the judges’ ‘Vestale d’argent’ award for most beautiful fireworks display, and of course the Audience Choice award.

An annual free series, the local fireworks displays are great family-friendly events if you can bend the rules surrounding the kid’s bedtime.  See below for dates for Cannes:

Viewing location:  Baie de Cannes – anywhere along the boulevard de la Croisette will ensure a decent view

Time:  All displays commence 10pm

Dates:   4 July (Azerbaidjan) note: display only, not competing

14 July (Greece)

21 July (Italy)

29 July (France)

7 August (Hong Kong/China)

15 August (Portugal)

24 August (France) note: display only, not competing