Main Events in Costa Azzurra 2015 @crtcotedazur #visitcotedazur #RDVFrance

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Main Events in Costa Azzurra
 JANUARY 2015
Until March 15th: HORSERACING – WINTER MEETINGCagnes-sur-Mer
The winter meeting is an international meeting which takes place from mid December to mid March at the race course at Cagnes-sur-Mer. The three disciplines are represented: jumping, flat and trot.
> www.hippodrome-cotedazur.com
09th – 10th: ANDROS TROPHY – Isola 2000
Stage of the ice track car race featuring renowned drivers.
> www.tropheeandros.com
19th – 25th: 83rd MONTE-CARLO RALLY – Monaco
Sporting event organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco. Start and finish in the Principality of Monaco.
> www.acm.mc
15th – 25th: 39th INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL
Monaco
The greatest circus festival in the world.
Created by H.S.H Prince Rainier III, the festival showcases prestigious acts by the world’s great circuses. Highlight is the awarding of the “Clown d’Or” prize considered to be the supreme distinction by all artistes in this discipline.
> www.montecarlofestivals.com
31st – 3rd : 49th MIDEM – Cannes
www.midem.com
 FEBRUARY 2015
Until Feb 3rd : 49th MIDEM CANNES
Until March 15th: HORSERACING – WINTER MEETING
Cagnes-sur-Mer
> www.hippodrome-cotedazur.com
18th– 25th: MIMOSA FESTIVAL – Mandelieu-La Napoule
Mandelieu celebrates its emblematic flower in a wide variety of decorative forms at fashion shows, bands and processions of floral floats at the end of the afternoon and in the evening with illuminated flower parades.
Mandelieu is a key stage on the Route du Mimosa (Mimosa trail) which runs for 130 km and provides an opportunity to discover the charms of the French Riviera in winter.
> www.ot-mandelieu.fr
February 13th – March 1st: NICE CARNIVAL
Nice
Three weeks of lively festivities in the city: carnival processions with giant heads, elegant flower battles, prestigious soirées, spectacles & fireworks.
2015 theme : “King of the music”
> www.nicecarnaval.com
February 14th – 4th March: LEMON FESTIVAL
Menton
Lemon and orange floats in bright sunshine or at nightfall: carnival parades every Sunday afternoon and night carnival parades every Thursday evening. Visit its sunlit gardens – the stuff of dreams, exhibitions of giant citrus fruit flower displays in the Biovès gardens, Orchid Festival, Crafts show, etc. Fruity delights a wait!
2015 theme : “Les tribulations d’un citron en Chine” by Jules Verne
> www.feteducitron.com
February 16th: NAVAL FLOWER BATTLE
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Held in the Port de la Santé at Villefranche-sur-Mer featuring a parade of Mediterranean “pointus” boats decorated with arrangements in a variety of patterns made from local flowers carnations, mimosas…).
> www.villefranche-sur-mer.com
February 21th – 22nd: FÊTE DES VIOLETTES (VIOLET FESTIVAL)
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Traditional violet festival featuring a procession of floral floats.
> www.tourrettessurloup.com
February 27th – March 1st: INTERNATIONAL GAMES FESTIVAL
Cannes
Showcase for quizzes, puzzles and parlour games with participants from thirty countries. An event, open to all, organised at the Palais des Festivals. It plays host to internationally renowned champions, top experienced players and amateurs alike.
A new feature is the game demonstration lounge. Festival programme includes introductory sessions, competitions, tournaments, challenges…
> www.festivaldesjeux-cannes.com
Until March 1st: NAPOLEON IN GOLFE-JUAN
Vallauris Golfe-Juan
Historical reconstitution of Napoleon’s Landing in Golfe-Juan in 1815. Event with reconstitution of battles, dances, meetings….etc (Bicentenary in 2015).
> http:/napoleon.golfe.juan.free.fr
 MARCH 2015
-> March 1st: INTERNATIONAL GAMES FESTIVAL
Cannes
Showcase for quizzes, puzzles and parlour games with participants from thirty countries. An event, open to all, organised at the Palais des Festivals. It plays host to internationally renowned champions, top experienced players and amateurs alike.
A new feature is the game demonstration lounge. Festival programme includes introductory sessions, competitions, tournaments, challenges…
> www.festivaldesjeux-cannes.com
Until March 1st NICE CARNIVAL
Nice
> www.nicecarnaval.com
Until March 4th: LEMON FESTIVAL
Menton
> www.feteducitron.com
Until March 14th HORSERACING – WINTER MEETING
Cagnes-sur-Mer
> www.hippodrome-cotedazur.com
Until March 1st: NAPOLEON IN GOLFE-JUAN
Vallauris Golfe-Juan
Historical reconstitution of Napoleon’s Landing in Golfe-Juan in 1815. Event with reconstitution of battles, dances, meetings….etc (Bicentenary in 2015).
> http:/napoleon.golfe.juan.free.fr
March 20th – April 12th SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL – Monaco
Cultural events programme featuring music, theatre, film, fine arts and dance.
> www.printempsdesarts.com
 APRIL 2015
3 – 5th:CANNES SHOPPING FESTIVAL
Cannes
Fashion shows
> www.cannesshoppingfestival.com
Until April 12th: 30th SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
Monaco
> www.printempsdesarts.com
11 – 19th: TENNIS MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS
Monaco
The first important meeting of the season on clay. These international championships figure among the new greatest international tournaments. The world’s greatest players face each other on the courts of the prestigious Monte-Carlo Country Club.
> www.monte-carlomasters.com
April 18th – May 4th : ANTIBES ART FAIR – ANTIQUES TRADE SHOW
Antibes Juan-les-Pins
The eagerly- awaited fair attracts exhibitors from throughout Europe who set up their stands with love and care, making it a popular destination for collectors, amateurs and browsers while launching the season on the Côte d’Azur.
> www.salon-antiquaires-antibes.com
April 22th – 25th : 9th ANTIBES YACHT SHOW
Antibes
Up market boat show in the heart of Europe’s no. 1 yachting port, featuring nearly 120 new or second hand boats as well as a full range of yachting-related services and products.
> www.antibesyachtshow.com
 MAY 2015
1st – 24th: MAY FESTIVAL
1st May and every Sunday in the month – Nice
Popular event with folk spectacles and song, local Nice specialities, attractions and events.
> www.nice.fr
45th ROSE EXPO
Grasse
International exhibition where over 50,000 roses are exhibited in bouquets of 60 to 300 flowers.
> www.grasse.fr
May 8th – May 21st: 65th INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL
Antibes
An event which each year hosts the elite players of a discipline and which is considered the leading European event and one of the most important worldwide, with over a thousand bridge players doing battle.
> www.festivalsdusoleil.com
13th – 24th: 68th CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Cannes
The most important cinematographic event in the world
> www.festival-cannes.com
21th – 24th: FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
Monaco
One of the oldest and most prestigious motorcar races on a circuit through the city designed in 1929.
> www.grand-prix-monaco.com
24th : “TRANSVÉSUBIENNE” (TRANSVESUBIAN RACE)
La Colmiane
One of the most difficult mountain bike races of the world.
> www.transvesubienne.com
 JUNE 2015
From June to September: SUMMER EVENINGS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL
All the Department
Discover events in the areas of the dance, classical music, singing, jazz and theatre among others…
> www.cg06.fr
All month: THE MONTH OF GARDENS
Menton
For the whole month, open days in Menton’s exceptional gardens or in amateur gardens full of plants.
> www.jardins-menton.fr
June 3rd –7th :20th VOILES D’ANTIBES
Antibes
> www.voilesdantibes.com
11th – 13rd:34th INTERNATIONAL JUMPING CANNES
CANNES
International show jumping competition which welcomes the world’s best riders to the Stade des Hespérides.
> www.jumpingcannes.com
20th – 21st : RAID DU MERCANTOUR
Breil-sur-Roya
Two-day sporting race between sea and mountains. (Mountain bike, trail, via ferrata, canyoning…).
> www.raiddumercantour.com
20th – 21st :CHAMPIONSHIP OF ARABIAN HORSES OF THE MEDITERANEAN AND THE ARABIAN COUNTRIES
Menton
Competition for the horse breeding crème de la crème. Horses are marked on elegance, carriage of the head and neck, leg and body finesse and strength, graceful line.
> www.mentonarabianhorseshow.com
25th – 27th : 20th MONTE-CARLO JUMPING INTERNATIONAL
Monaco
International circuit accredited by the International Equestrian Federation.
> www.jumping-monaco.com
28th june : 11e IRONMAN FRANCE – NICE – Nice
Europe”s most popular long-distance race, the Triathlon of Nice is a key event in the world calendar and one of the most difficult
www.ironmannice.com
 JULY 2015
SUMMER EVENINGS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL
All the Department – Free concerts in many towns and villages of the French Riviera
> www.cg06.fr
SUMMER HORSERACING MEETING
Cagnes-sur-Mer
The summer meeting is an international meeting which takes place during the months of July and August: 26 meetings are scheduled. The three disciplines represented are: fences, flat and trotting.
> www.hippodrome-cotedazur.com
LES PLAGES ELECTRONIQUES FESTIVAL
Cannes
Electronic music festival on the beach.
> www.plages-electroniques.com
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS FOR PYROTECHNIC ART
Cannes / Monaco
Major fireworks competition during which the participants can present full shows.
> www.festival-pyrotechnique-cannes.com
www.monaco-feuxdartifice.mc
www.festival-pyrotechnique-cannes.com
July – August : 18th “LES NUITS DU SUD” FESTIVAL
Vence
Latin American music concerts…
> www.nuitsdusud.com
FESTIVAL DU CLOITRE
Nice
Exceptional opera concerts in the cloister and gardens of the Cimiez Monastery.
> www.hexagone.net/nice
7th – 12th:NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Nice
Jazz programme plus international variety acts.
> www.nicejazzfestival.fr
10th – 19th: 55th JAZZ FESTIVAL “JAZZ À JUAN”
Antibes
The benchmark in terms of events dedicated to Jazz.
> www.antibesjuanlespins.com
17th : HERCULIS INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS MEETING
Monaco
The greatest international athletes attend this international meeting.
> www.diamondleague-monaco.com
TANGO FESTIVAL “MA VILLE EST TANGO »
During 4 days, the city of Menton lives whith Tango. Training courses, shows, music….
VALLAURIS CELEBRATES PICASSO
Vallauris
This celebration is in honour of Picasso who worked ceramics in the Madoura studios at Vallauris from 1946 to 1973.
> www.vallauris-golfe-juan.com
“UN SOIR CHEZ RENOIR” (AN EVENING AT RENOIR’S HOUSE)
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Evening concerts in the gardens of the “Ferme des Collettes”.
> www.cagnes-tourisme.com
LES NUITS MUSICALES DU SUQUET
Cannes
Chamber music festival at the centre of the old town, under the stars, art from the most beautiful pages of classical music. Artistic direction by Gabriel Tacchino.
> www.nuitsdusuquet-cannes.com
“LES NUITS ROBINSON” 18th FESTIVAL
Mandelieu-La Napoule
Festival featuring an eclectic programme of music, poetry, theatre and dance.
> www.ot-mandelieu.fr
 AUGUST 2015
SUMMER EVENINGS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL
All the Department – Free concerts in many towns and villages of the French Riviera
> www.cg06.fr
SUMMER HORSERACING MEETING – Cagnes-sur-Mer
> www.cagnes-tourisme.com
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS FOR PYROTECHNIC ART
Antibes- Juan-les-Pins / Cannes /Monaco
Major fireworks competition during which the participants can present full shows.
> www.antibesjuanslespins.com
www.festival-pyrotechnique-cannes.com
www.monaco-feuxdartifice.mc
“LES NUITS ROBINSON” 18th FESTIVAL
Mandelieu-La Napoule
Festival featuring an eclectic programme of music, poetry, theatre and dance.
> www.ot-mandelieu.fr
“LES NUITS DU SUD” FESTIVAL – Vence
> www.nuitsdusud.com
FESTIVAL DU CLOITRE
Nice
Exceptional opera concerts in the cloister and gardens of the Cimiez Monastery.
> www.hexagone.net/nice
Until August 13th – 66th MUSIC FESTIVAL
Menton
Highlight of the country’s summer cultural season, the Menton Musical Festival hosts renowned orchestras and the great names in music under the stars.
> www.musique-menton.fr
FETE DU JASMIN (JASMINE FESTIVAL)
Grasse
Traditional festival marking the start of the jasmine harvest.
> www.ville-grasse.fr/jasminade
PANTIERO FESTIVAL
Cannes
Festival Pantiero is an audacious event showcasing new musical trends. Main festival theme is electro plus a wealth of rich variations: Afro-beat, Afrohouse, Electro-dub, House, Electro-pop, Hip-hop, Reggae, Electro-jazz…
> www.festivalpantiero.com
BOULES CARRÉES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Original championship held in the Montée de la Bourgade, a lane running up to the Château du Haut-de-Cagnes.
> www.cagnes-tourisme.com
JAZZ A DOMERGUE
Cannes
Unforgettable jazz evenings in one of the most beautiful gardens on the French Riviera, the garden of the Villa Domergue.
> www.palaisdesfestivals.com
RUSSIAN ART FESTIVAL
Event showcasing all aspects of a culture rich in history and traditions designed to maintain the secular bonds of friendship uniting the City of Cannes and Russia.
> www.palaisdesfestivals.com
 SEPTEMBER 2015
SUMMER NIGHTS ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL COUNCIL
All the Department – Free concerts in many towns and villages of the French Riviera
> www.cg06.fr
8th – 13th: 38th CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL
Cannes
Trade show which plays host to those involved in sailing from all over the world.
> www.cannesyachtingfestival.com
24th FESTIVAL OF SACRED ART
Antibes
In the Cathedral, in the heart of the old city
www.francefestivals.com/Antibes
23rd – 26th:25th MONACO YACHT SHOW
Monaco
The unmissable meeting for luxury yachting. This is the only nautical trade show dedicated exclusively to luxury sailing. It brings together the professionals from international luxury sailing: ship builders, brokers, designers, fitters, service companies and more.
> www.monacoyachtshow.com
37th ROYAL REGATTAS – PANEREI TROPHY
Cannes
This event hosts over 150 of some of the world’s most beautiful yachts.
For a whole week, these splendid, often hundred-year old yachts confront each other in fierce battles yet marked always by fair play.
> www.regatesroyales.com
LES ÉTOILES DE MOUGINS (10th MOUGINS INTERNATIONAL GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL)
Mougins
The village is transformed into an introductory journey dedicated to gastronomy (sensory, culinary and wine workshops, cookery demonstrations, etc.).
> www.lesetoilesdemougins.com
NICE/VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER REGATTAS : PASQUI TROPHY
This prestigious event hosts the most beautiful old sailing ships of the world’s between Nice and Villefranche-sur-mer.
> www.tropheepasqui.com
 OCTOBER 2015
1st – 11th:25th EUROPEAN MASTERS GAMES – Nice
Important multi-sports events for veterans sportsmen from all over the world.
In 2015, the city of Nice will welcome the 3rd edition of this international meeting that will take place every 4 years.
> www.emg-nice2015.fr
EXTREMES SAILING SERIES NICE – INTERNATIONAL REGATTA – Nice
The best sailing teams of the world battle on catamarans monotypes 40.
> www.extremesailingseries.com
 NOVEMBER 2015
8th MARATHON DES ALPES-MARITIMES
Nice – Cannes
It’s the most sporting event of the «Alpes-Maritimes».
A seaside route along the stunning and varied landscape offering an incredible running experience… 42.195 km from Nice to Cannes…
www.marathon06.com
10th MONTE-CARLO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Monaco
The great names in Jazz are expected in the most beautiful locations in the Principality for a passionate festival.
> www.visitmonaco.com
15th SALON SAVEURS & TERROIRS EN MÉDITERRANÉE (FESTIVAL OF MEDITERRANEAN FLAVOURS AND LANDS)
Mandelieu
Festive products, food, culinary and wine based events are on the program for this trade showwhich takes place over 3 days at the Centre Expo Congrès.
> www.ot-mandelieu.fr
November: MONTE-CARLO GASTRONOMIE SHOW
Monaco
This trade show invites to enjoy multiple gourmet temptations. The opportunity to discover regional or exotic products, great vintages or local wines from growers to make your celebration meals.
> www.mc-gastronomie.com
-> DECEMBER 2015
MÉDITERRANÉA INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER AND AVENTURE FILM (“Festival international de l’Image Sous-Marine & de l’Aventure”)
Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Cousteau Society – films, reports, documentaries, slide shows, painting/photography exhibitions and a wide variety of stands (book shop, travel, diving equipment, etc.).
> www.antibesjuanlespins.com
24th SALON DU PALAIS GOURMAND (GOURMET FESTIVAL)
Cagnes-sur-Mer
Wine and food lovers are invited to a genuine gourmet Tour of France to discover, taste, compare and buy different regional specialities.
> www.salonpalaisgourmand.com
LA VALLÉE DES SANTONS
(VALLEY OF THE NATIVITY SCENE FIGURINES)
In Roya Bévéra
Giant open air nativity scene. Trail takes visitors past over 300 nativity scenes of all origins displayed in various parts of the villages of Breil, Fontan, Saorge, La Brigue and Tende in a decor of Christmas trees and holly.
> www.royabevera.com
HORSE RIDING WINTER MEETING
Cagnes-sur-Mer
The winter meeting is an international meeting which takes place from mid December to mid March at the race course at Cagnes-sur-Mer. The three disciplines are represented: jumping, flat and trot.
> www.hippodrome-cotedazur.com
CHRISTMAS IN MENTON
Menton
A host of street events from December to January, performances, illuminations and giant motives, Christmas markets, nativity scene trail, etc.
> www.menton.fr
Dec – January : LE CIRCUIT DES CRÈCHES DE LUCERAM
Lucéram
For 10 years, over 400 Christmas nativities have been exhibited in the streets and basements of the medieval city as well as in churches, chapels, museums and picturesque places in the surrounding areas. A circuit marked with arrows enables you to discover unusual, original and authentic nativity scenes.
> www.luceram.com
Non contractual programme which may be subject to change.
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