Event calendar 2018

Event calendar 2018

Events Calendar 2018 for the French Riviera

What is there to do while you are on holiday in the French Riviera? Where do you find the information? Here it is! This is the event calendar for the first 6 months of year 2018! Hope you find something interesting while you are spending your vacation at Gaiasvillas ….. what is your favourite event?


Théâtres de Cannes - CANNES
from 13/10/2017 to 16/06/2018
The "Theatres of Cannes" presents a live show with discoveries, small distractions and great pleasures! Cannes City Hall presents the “Theatres of Cannes” shows, that take place in three different venues: in the Théâtre de la Licorne, the Théâtre Alexandre III and the public space outside the walls of the theatres.

Christmas Village - NICE
from 02/12/2017 to 01/01/2018
"Christmas in Nice" is a celebration for children and for adults. Activities for children, crafts, chalets, gift ideas, specialities, groceries, shows, ice skating ring.

The Great Gatsby - CANNES
from 31/12/2017 to 01/01/2018
The Great Gatsby, inspired by the classic and universally known work of Francis Scott Fitzgerald is more than a ballet. It is a combination of modern and classic art.

Concert du Nouvel An, Strauss - NICE
New Year's concert in Nice Acropolis by the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by György G. Rath. On the program: Strauss.

Arturo Brachetti - CANNES
from 04/01/2018 to 05/01/2018
The great international maestro of transformation returns to the Côte d'Azur with a new show!

42nd Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo - MONACO
from 18/01/2018 to 28/01/2018
The biggest circus festival of the the world. Created by H.S.H Prince Rainier III, the festival presents prestigious acts of the best circuses of the world.

DBreak The Floor International

20/01/2018 - 20:00
An amazing encounter between sports and urban cultures – it remains one of the most prestigious competitions in the world with the participation of international dancers-athletes.

Cannes Urban Trail


3 different trails for everyone between city and hills: the Grand Cannois: 26 km, the Petit Cannois: 13 km, the Cannes Discovery Run: 8 km. Arrival at the Palais des Festivals.


From 13/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

The fair for International Real Estate Market

86th Automobile Rallye Monte-Carlo - MONACO
from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2018
The 86th edition of the Monte Carlo Rally takes place in January and will be the opening of the 2018 Rally World Championship.

21st Historical Automobile Rallye Monte-Carlo - MONACO
from 31/01/2018 to 07/02/2018
The competitors of the Historic Monte-Carlo Rally will have to face a very selective and difficult circuit.

Exposition "Christian Dior - Esprit de Parfums" - GRASSE
from 16/05/2017 to 01/01/2018
The International Museum of Perfumery continues its discovery in the world of perfumes of the 20th century by focusing on the eclectic life of Christian Dior, designer and perfumer since 1947. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Christian Dior Parfums, presents the greatest moments of Christian Dior’s life, as well as his most famous perfume creations.

Exposition "Samouraï. From the war to the streets of the arts" - NICE
from 08/07/2017 to 07/01/2018
Enter the fascinating world of samurai with an exceptional exhibition at the Asian Arts Museum during summer 2017 until January 2018.

Exposition aquarelles of Chen Jian - NICE
from 23/09/2017 to 11/03/2018
The Asian Arts Museum opens its doors to the Chinese artist Chen Jian with the exhibition "A secret world". A renowned watercolourist in his country, the artist presents his work.

Exposition "Le Palais Lascaris revisité" - NICE
from 29/09/2017 to 01/04/2018
The Palais Lascaris invites eighteen artists to expose their postures and artistic practices. Jean-Philippe Roubaud, Corina Rüegg, Jean-Philippe Roubaud, Natacha Lesueur, Bruno Pélassy, Jean-Philippe Roubaud, Philippe Gronon, Olivier Gredzinski, Thierry Lagalla, , Cédric Tanguy, Cédric Teisseire.

Exposition Bonnard "Tribute” - LE CANNET
from 03/10/2017 to 28/01/2018
The Bonnard Museum pays tribute to the painter, presenting all the variety and diversity of his work.

Exposition "Play ! Once upon a time there was ... the toy" - NICE
from 20/10/2017 to 11/03/2018
On 500 m2, the exhibition presents the history of toys and games for children from the age of 7 to 77. A journey in the form of the goose game, a real piece of art of our parents time, in comparison with the most modern video games (from the oldest to the most futuristic ones). In total, about 300 objects from the museum's collections, as well as from other museums, institutions and private collectors, are used to animate the visit and allow visitors to play, have fun and learn with their families.

Exposition "Biskra : Dreaming of an oasis" - NICE
from 27/10/2017 to 28/01/2018
During his stay in Algeria, in the oasis of Biskra, Matisse only drew 1 painting (Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen).


from 20/02/2018 to 28/02/2018
Mandelieu celebrates its flower symbol decorating the streets and with its mimosas.

Flower naval battle - VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER
A battle of flowers on the water. A fleet of sharp points all decorated with mimosas.

85th Fête du Citron - MENTON
from 17/02/2018 to 04/03/2018
Giant patterns composed of citrus fruits. The theme of the 85th Lemon Festival will be ... Bollywood!


 Nice Carneval - NICE
from 17/02/2018 to 03/03/2018
Like every year, the Carnival of Nice will offer spectacular and creative parades.

International Game Festival - CANNES
from 23/02 to 25/02/2018
Everyone in the game industry, passionate or simple curious player, is invited to come and discover the universe of the game in the heart of the most important francophone event in the Palais des Festivals and Congresses of Cannes!

Semi marathon and 10 km of Cannes - CANNES
25 /02/2018
A half-marathon coupled with a 10 km, which takes place on a circuit by the sea, completely closed to traffic.

Spring Festival of Arts in Monte-Carlo - MONACO
from 01/03/2018 to 30/04/2018
The Monte-Carlo Spring Festival of Arts offers a great diversity of music from the 11th to the 21st century.

Paris-Nice cycling - NICE
from 04/03/ to 11/03/2018
The Paris-Nice, also called "La race of the Sun" is the first major stage race of this year in Europe.

Monaco Run - MONACO
This event with 3 races allows everyone to come running or walking, alone or in a team. Three events are scheduled: the Riviera Classic - 23.8 km, the 10 km Monte-Carlo; Herculis Relay 3km and 7km; Walk 5km.

46th Salon Antibes Art Fair, antiquities and modern art - ANTIBES
from 01/04/2018 to 31/05/2018
The international spring meeting for all amateurs, enthusiasts and collectors of antiques, flea markets, antique jewellery, modern and contemporary art.

from 09/04 to 12/04/2018
MIPTV: The essential event for audio-visual content for all the professionals and for all screens.


Trail of the Balcons d'Azur - MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE
from 14/04 to 15 /04/2018
The Trail of the Balcons d’Azur is a running race taking place on a variety of terrains and of trails and over a distance of 80 km, 47 km and 25 km with a respective vertical drop of 3500 m, 2200 m and 1000 m.


Tennis, Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters - MONACO
from 14/04 to 22/04/2018
First big hard court tennis tournament in Europe, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. An exceptional and prestigious tournament with the participation of the best players in the world.

Polar Cannes International Triathlon - CANNES
from 27/04 to 29/04/2018
For its 5th edition, the Polar Cannes International Triathlon returns to Cannes. For 3 days, Cannes lives at the rhythm of the Triathlon and its exceptional departure.

Expo Rose - GRASSE
from 10/05 to 13/05/2018
Creators and producers of roses offer us their creations. The town becomes a garden: 8,500 roses in bouquets, 13,000 roses put up for sale and 25,000 cut roses.

76th Grand Prix de Monaco F1 - MONACO
from 25/05 to 27/05/2018
The Formula 1 World Championship is one of the most famous sporting events in the world and this Grand Prix is a unique race in a unique location.

68th International bridge Festival - JUAN LES PINS
from 04/05 to 13/05/2018
This international bridge festival welcomes the elite of a discipline that makes it the first in Europe and one of the most important in the world. In total, there is more than a thousand bridge players.

21st Open Cagnes-sur-Mer - CAGNES SUR MER
from 07/05 to 13/05/2018
An unmissable event on the international women's tennis calendar. On the way to Roland Garros, Cagnes-sur-Mer hosts the third major French event of women's tennis.

71st Festival de Cannes - CANNES
from 09/05 to 20/05/2018
Every year, in May, the Cannes Film Festival seizes the city of Cannes and the tabloids of the whole world. Professionals from the film industry, international stars and actors, VIP's, models, stars, ... the Festival of Cannes becomes the centre of the attention during these 15 days.

11th Historical Grand Prix of Monaco - MONACO
from 11/05 to 13/05/2018
Organized since 1997 by the Automobile Club of Monaco, the Historical Grand Prix is a "biennial" event which takes place two weeks before the Grand Prix of Formula 1.

Les Voiles d'Antibes - Trophée Panerai - ANTIBES
from 30/05 to 03/06/2018
Les Voiles d'Antibes welcomes the most beautiful, traditional Yachts of the World for the opening of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge.

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity - CANNES
from 01/06 to 30/06/2018
(Dates TBC). Thousands of people from nearly 100 countries working in the field of creative communication, entertainment, design and technology come to Cannes to find out where the industry is headed and to celebrate the power of creativity as a force for innovation, business and changes.


Jumping International of Monte-Carlo - MONACO
from 07/06 to 09/06/2018
The Monte Carlo International Jumping International is the fifth jumping contest of the Global Champions Tour, which is the most prestigious contest in the world.

from 05/06 to 08/06/2018
Midem, the international disc industry, music publishing and video market.


13th Ironman France - NICE
It was in 2005 that the famous Triathlon of Nice became the IRONMAN France Nice.

The swimming takes place in the Mediterranean sea, in turquoise colors. The estimated temperature at this time of the year is about 23 ° C. The cycle route of the IRONMAN France - Nice will cross 17 municipalities of the back country of Nice, including Gourdon, elected most beautiful village of France. The last part of the competition is a 42,195 km marathon which must be carried out within the total time limit of 16h00.

Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique - CANNES
from 13/07 to 24/07/2018
The bay of Cannes is lit up by a thousand lights during magical and unforgettable evenings, for the pleasure of young and old!

International Meeting of Athletics Herculis - IAAF Diamond League - MONACO
The world's strongest athletes will attend this international athletics meeting.

58th International Festival of "Jazz à Juan" - ANTIBES
from 14/07 to 22/07/2018
“Jazz in Juan” where the diversity of genres, from popular to elitist, avant-garde or past-oriented artists have their place. Musicians or beginners, they all find their place and many have become famous.

Les Concerts du Cloître - NICE
from 15/07 to 12/08/2018
Recital, chamber music, concerts, the quality of musical programming, allied to the charms of Cloister of the Cimiez Monastery with unique acoustics transforms this event into an exclusive happening.

Nice Jazz Festival - NICE
from 17/07 to 21/07/2018
First jazz festival in the world, the Nice Jazz Festival was first illustrated in 1948 and some of the most famous international stars performed there . 


Festival "Nuits du Sud" - VENCE
from 19/07 to 03/08/2018
The 21st edition of the world music festival "Nuits du Sud" will take place as every year in July, always place of the Grand Jardin, in the heart of the City of Arts called VENCE. 


Menton Music Festival - MENTON


from 01/08 to 15/08/2018


(Dates to be confirmed) 69 years of Festival in Menton! A longevity and an exceptional history that owes its magic to the combination of mythical place and the greatest artists of the international scene.


Electronic Beaches - CANNES


from 10/08 to 12/08/2018


Les Plages Electroniques make of Cannes the number one electronic music destination! Since 2006, one of the biggest European "beach parties", attracts party-people from all over the world, who come to party and dance on the most beautiful beach of the world, the Croisette, and on the roof of the Palais des Festivals!


"La Colle Autrefois", feast of the trades of yesteryear - LA COLLE SUR LOUP


from 01/09 to 30/09/2018


(Dates to be confirmed). Every end of summer La Colle plunges back into its past for a day to relive the time of our ancestors!


Cannes Yachting Festival - CANNES


from 11/09 to 16/09/2018


For this 41st edition, the Yachting Festival will be held, like every year, in September in the glittering bay of Cannes, in a luxurious and elegant environment.


Book Festival - MOUANS SARTOUX


from 05/10 to 07/10/2018


One of the most important book festivals of the South of France with no less than 400 invited authors and 50 000 visitors. Themes engaged, round tables, conferences, publishing stands, youth space ... and more.