FREE family-friendly events – 12-13 September

Things aren’t quietening down on the French Riviera yet just because the temperature has dropped a few degrees.  If you’re like me and aren’t keen to welcome autumn yet, then join in on one (or more) of my family-friendly suggestions – all with free entry – this coming weekend:


12 and 13 Sep: Festival Roulez Carros! will have dancers, musicians, acrobats, jugglers, mime artists, clowns and marionette shows. The weekend’s schedule (in French) is here: Festival Roulez Carros! 2015 schedule

(images: Forum Carros)

(images: Forum Carros)

La Colle-sur-Loup

13 Sep: 10am-7pm – La Colle Autrefois is a traditional festival that will plunge visitors back in time to the 1900’s with demonstrations and market stalls by craftspeople, folk music, dance, theatre, traditional games, a photo booth for costumes from yesteryear and more. Recommended if your kids enjoy history and discovery.

Le Broc

12 Sep: 10am-6pm – Festi-Lujeu is a fun day with lots of free activities – wooden games, traditional games, balloon sculptors, sumo, face painting, inflatable castles, dedicated play area especially for little ones with ball pit, see saws, playhouse, colouring in station and Playdoh. Schedule (in French) at this link:

Saint Paul de Vence

12 and 13 Sep: Various times – 2nd Festival de la Montagne takes visitors on an outdoor adventure with films about mountaineering, demonstrations of zip lining, rappelling, highline (with the French longline and World highline champion, Nathan Paulin), an abseiling wall, mountain rescue demonstration, raffle draw at 6pm and a suspended acrobatic dance performance at 7pm.  Schedule download is here: Festival de la Montagne flyer

(images: St Paul de Vence Tourism)

(images: St Paul de Vence Tourism)

Théoule sur Mer

13 Sep:  10am onwards – Tournament of Provençal jousting. A fun display at the port of jousting on purpose built boats.

Villeneuve Loubet

13 Sep: 11am-6pm – Nothing else this coming weekend will get a look-in (from my 4-year old’s perspective who is car mad!) except the Classic Auto Moto Retro Show held at place du Gaulle in the village followed by a car parade to the Marina Baie des Anges. More information at