What’s On: French Riviera 17 – 18 September

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

Fort Carré, Antibes

Fort Carré, Antibes

Musée National Fernand Léger in Biot

Musée Renoir, Château Musée Grimaldi plus a 1900’s picnic at Domaine Renoir  in Cagnes sur Mer

A 1900's-themed picnic will be held at Domaine Renoir (image cotemagazine)

A 1900’s-themed picnic will be held at Domaine Renoir (image cotemagazine)

Guided tours of the Film Festival auditorium Palais des Festivals in Cannes

Guided visit of amphitheatre Jean Cocteau at Cap d’Ail

amphitheatre Jean Cocteau

amphitheatre Jean Cocteau

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

Jardin Exotique in Eze

Jardin Exotique in Eze

Musée Bonnard in Le Cannet

Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins in Mougins village

Mougins Museum of Classical Art

Mougins Museum of Classical Art

Muséé National du Sport and Palais des Rois Sardes in Nice

Château de Roquebrune at Roquebrune Cap Martin

Château de Roquebrune (image: laurentetsandra.free.fr)

Château de Roquebrune (image: laurentetsandra.free.fr)

Guided tour of the village and oil mill at Saint Blaise

The 3 museums in Tourrette Levens

(image: tourrette-levens.fr)

(image: tourrette-levens.fr)

Musée Magnelli in Vallauris

The museums at the Citadelle in Villefranche sur Mer

Musée Volti (image: aamv.fr)

Musée Volti (image: aamv.fr)

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.

Les Regates Royales de Cannes (Image: Alexis Courcoux)

Les Regates Royales de Cannes (Image: Alexis Courcoux)

– 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).

Apéros Food is every Friday and Saturday night in Mougins

Apéros Food is every Friday and Saturday night in Mougins

– 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.

Renee, Biarritz, in August 1930 (Photo: JH Lartigue © Ministry of Culture - France / AAJHL)

Renee, Biarritz, in August 1930 (Photo: JH Lartigue © Ministry of Culture – France / AAJHL)

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A Garden Paradise - luxury retreat, French Riviera

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Fresh organic produce – luxury retreat, French Riviera

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A New Way of Being – luxury retreat, French Riviera

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