The French Riviera and Monaco has a calendar full of events and festivals throughout the year, including globally well-known events such as the Monte-Carlo Formula One Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, and Monaco Yacht Show. Here is a list of some of the major events the Côte d’Azur has to offer for 2018.
Located on the French coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur, or “blue coast” in French) has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth.
Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of Saint Tropez, Monaco or Cannes, there are many other less well known attractions, such as the perched villages of Eze and Gourdon, the perfumeries of Grasse and the glass blowers of Biot or the potters in Vallauris.
The French Riviera has also been the inspiration for many well-known artists such as Picasso and Matisse where many of their works are still on display in local museums and art galleries.
Action-packed May is one of the highlights of the year on the Riviera. Jet-setters and celebrities hit the coast for the Cannes Film Festival which takes centre stage at Palais des Festivals. Another highlight in the Riviera’s calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix, comes to town. The week prior boasts the Historic Grand-Prix, the flashback to the golden era of motoring.
Starting and ending in the principality in between you will visit sun-drenched beaches and winding vineyards to world-class restaurants and glamorous waterfront bars on the celebrated coastline of the French Riviera.