The beauty about living in this region is that festivals and events aren’t limited to peak seasons or summertime. You can find something to do year round!
This coming weekend 17 – 18 September there’s no shortage of things to do now la rentrée has well and truly passed:
– European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) is an annual weekend whereby monuments, gardens, museums, art galleries and other sites of cultural or historical significance open their doors to the public for free; many with guided tours though click on the links below to check if pre-reservation is necessary. Some of the participating locations this weekend are:
Musée Picasso, Villa Eilenroc, Musée Archéologie, Fort Carré in Antibes and a pottery market all weekend at Esplanade Pré des Pêcheurs
Musée National Fernand Léger in Biot
Musée Renoir, Château Musée Grimaldi plus a 1900’s picnic at Domaine Renoir in Cagnes sur Mer
Guided tours of the Film Festival auditorium Palais des Festivals in Cannes
Guided visit of amphitheatre Jean Cocteau at Cap d’Ail
Mini trips on the ‘pointus’ fishing boats on the Cap d’Antibes at Port l’Olivette
Guided visits of the village and Jardin Exotique in Eze
Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins in Mougins village
Muséé National du Sport and Palais des Rois Sardes in Nice
Château de Roquebrune at Roquebrune Cap Martin
Guided tour of the village and oil mill at Saint Blaise
The 3 museums in Tourrette Levens
The museums at the Citadelle in Villefranche sur Mer
Auguste Escoffier tour in Villeneuve Loubet
MORE INFO about the European Heritage Days can be found here: www.journeesdupatrimoine.fr
– Les Régates Royales begins on Sunday 18 September and features the largest and best known classic yachts who will race in the bay of Cannes and La Napoule. Visit their website here for more info: http://www.regatesroyales.com/en/ Alongside the race, Port Pierre Canto is hosting a free festival ‘Cannes fête le Port Canto’ from 10am to 6pm on Sunday 18 September with stands, workshops and an orchestra performance.
– Mougins presents another weekend of their Apéros Food nights that have been held every Friday and Saturday throughout July, August and September. On Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September you can head to Place des Patriotes between 6pm and 10pm for a Vietnamese food truck and concert from BlAst (pop, rock, disco, funk).
– The 25th Festival d’Art Sacré begins Friday 16 September and runs until Sunday 25 September in Antibes. The festival features chamber music, choirs and orchestral music at the Antibes Cathedral, Chapelle Saint-Bernandin and N0tre-Dame de la Garoupe.
– This weekend is your last chance to see the Nicolas Lavarenne sculpture exhibition in Antibes. It has been great to see these fantastic sculptures placed around Antibes old town and the town remparts, try to get along to see them.
– The Theâtre de la Photographie in Nice has one remaining week until the finish of the exhibition ‘Un monde flottante’ featuring around 200 photos from French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. Well known for his black and white images of race cars, aviation and the Belle Époque the exhibition has never been shown in France before.
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