Handpicked Events Guide French Riviera, August 2014
As we now hit the second half of the summer, the French Riviera is hustling and bustling with loads of events to keep you entertained. From music, to sport, to comedy, this month really does have something for everyone, so check out our handy August Events Guide, for all our recommended events! Check the Rhyme – Hip-Hop 1st – 2nd August, Théâtre de Verdure, Nice This two-day festival is 100% hip-hop! Sure to be full of energy, it features the likes of Mobb Deep, Method Man & Redman, and MF Doom. With a 2-day pass for only 53€, you have no excuse not to head down and check it out. We’ll see you in the front row… Tickets and information: www.festivalchecktherhyme.com
Monaco Open Air Cinema throughout August/September If you fancy something a bit different, why not head to the outdoor cinema under the stars and by the sea? A gorgeous location for a fantastic night out. A range of films are being shown on Monaco’s legendary ‘Rock’ – here’s just a taster:
Transformers: The Age of Extinction (1st August), Step Up 5 (2nd August), Begin Again (3rd August), The Other Woman (4th August), and Maleficent (5th August). All films shown in their original English, and with French subtitles. No reservations taken, so get down early! Information here: www.cinema2monaco.com/monaco_openair
French Riviera Event – Football – Match OGC Nice vs FC Barcelona – 212 Yachts TOP PICK! 2nd August, Allianz Riviera Stadium
Just a few weeks after the end of the World Cup, we’re sure some of you are dying for a football fix. And what better way to do it then a gala match between OGC Nice and FC Barcelona? Both sides will be presenting their teams for the upcoming season, with only a few weeks to go before the start of both leagues. Tickets start from 25€, and are sure to book up quickly, so get yours now! Tickets available on the Alliance Riviera website: www.allianz-riviera.fr
A Midsummer Night in Villefranche 2nd August, Villefranche (exact location confirmed when you book your ticket!) Starting at 7pm, you will be greeted by a glass of champagne, and one of the most beautiful views you could possibly ask for. A delightful buffet dinner will follow, and then an after-dinner concert by the gorgeous Colette Marx-Nielsen. The night will also feature a raffle to raise money for children with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Tickets in advance only, and more information: www.internationalclub.fr
Le Festival des Plages du Rire 7th – 9th August, Théâtre de Verdure, Nice (IN FRENCH) There have been so many music festivals this summer, but what if comedy is more your thing? Fear not – this is the festival for you! With nationally acclaimed artists such as Christelle Chollet, Anne Roumanoff and Michael Gregorio, you’re sure to go home with your stomach aching from laughing. There’s only 70 places left at the moment for the 60€ passes, so get a move on! Tickets online at: www.directobillet.com
Break the Floor – French Riviera Event – Dance Show Saturday 16th August, 8pm, Cannes One of the most prestigious events when it comes to break-dancing and hip-hop dancing, Break the Floor is sure to have you itching to get out of your seat and DANCE! The performances promise to be artistic, sporty and musical, all at the same time. So come on down with your family and friends, and enjoy the show!
Tickets here: www.palaisdesfestivals.com
Jazz à Ramatuelle , St Tropez Event 16th – 20th August, Théâtre de Verdure (St Tropez) and Jardins du Théâtre (St Tropez) Now in its 29th year of this annual jazz festival, this is sure to be another great festival, hosted just south of St Tropez. Headliners are: The Amazing Keystone, Joachim Kühn Trio, Antonio Farò 4tet, Omar Sosa Quarteto, and Jacques-Schwarz Bart. The shows start at 9pm each night, and tickets start from only 20€.
Tickets and info: www.jazzaramatuelle.com
Events guide French Riviera – top pick for all ages – Fireworks
And as mentioned in the previous events guide, the French Riviera is lucky enough to be hosting two huge international fireworks competitions right through July and August! Definitely a personal recommendation of ours – what could be more romantic than a night by the water watching the fireworks??
Cannes – 7th August (France), 15th August (China), 24th August (Russia) All shows start at 10pm, and are free! More information on: www.festival-pyrotechnique-cannes.com
Monaco – 9th August (Jubilee Fireworks, England), 16th August (Pyrotex FireworX, England) Shows start at 9.30pm, and are free. More information at: www.monaco-feuxdartifice.mc
French Riviera yacht charter and boat rental
Looks like it’s set to be a busy month on the French Riviera… so why not charter a yacht or rent a boat to get from A to B or have your own private event on the French Riviera? At 212 Yachts, we have options to suit every need and from every port, such as the lovely Hector motor boat rental (perfect for a family day out from Antibes in a baot, starting at €1000) or the Wajer Osprey 38 luxury tender to rent (a sexy option, designed to impress). Get in touch today, and we’ll be waiting to help you organise your perfect day on the water.